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Talks focus on sustainable rural development as a key response to conflict and distress migration

18 June 2018, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met European Parliament President Antonio Tajani for talks focused on ways to jointly tackle the root causes that drive distress migration, particularly in Africa. 

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FAO warns that this trend undermines efforts to end hunger and poverty

12 June 2018, Rome - After years of steady decline, child labour in agriculture has started to rise again in recent years driven in part by an increase in conflicts and climate-induced disasters. This worrisome trend, not only threatens the wellbeing of millions of children, but also undermines efforts to end global hunger and poverty, warned FAO today as it observed World Day Against Child Labour.

The number of child

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FAO, IFAD and WFP sign new Memorandum of Understanding in Rome

6 June 2018, Rome - The three United Nations agencies tasked with ending hunger and boosting rural development have committed to strengthening their collaboration to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, with a special focus on achieving Goal 2 Zero Hunger.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding that

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More countries sign up to block vessels carrying illegal catches

5 June 2018, Rome - A growing number of countries are signing up to a global agreement that helps stop illegal fishing, as the international community today marks the first International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing. IUU fishing is estimated to affect one in every five fish caught, with an annual cost of up to $23 billion.

Today's date was

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FAO and Rabobank renew partnership to help smallholders participate in agribusiness boom

1 June 2018, Utrecht, the Netherlands - Africa boasts huge potential for social and economic development, with agribusiness poised to play a major role.

Without policies and partnerships that enable smallholder farmers - including subsistence farmers and pastoralists - to participate in and benefit from the growth, that opportunity will turn into risk, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

"Inclusiveness is key to promote sustainable development in the African

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