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Reports and publications

Reports and publications which may be of interest:

Africa: Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition (2018)
A joint UN report showing that hunger in Africa continues to rise, with new data indicating 237 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa are suffering from chronic undernutrition

Strategic work of FAO for Sustainable Food and Agriculture (2017)
A 28-page document outlining the work of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

State of the World’s Plants (2017)
This annual report uses databases, published literature, policy documents, reports and satellite imagery to provide an overview of current knowledge on the world’s plants. Produced by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Report (2016)
The inaugural report on the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report analyses selected indicators from the global indicator framework to highlight some critical gaps and challenges.

The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL)
A digital collection of research journals for agriculture and related sciences

Key documents on agricultural development

Aphids on the World’s Plants
Online identification and information guide

A career in research: tips for running your own research group (Wellcome Foundation, 2018)
A booklet to support senior postdocs and newly appointed group leaders as they switch from being a member of someone else’s group to running their own. And for those who are at an earlier stage in their career it could be useful in helping decide whether being a researcher is right for you.

White paper: Foundational and Translational Research Opportunities to Improve Plant Health
Published in Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, this White Paper reports the outcomes of a workshop focused on biotic challenges to plant health, held in the USA in September 2016