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Focus on sustainable food production, nutrition and food waste

11 October 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with representatives from the private sector to the Committee on World Food Securty (CFS) to discuss their engagement in sustainable food production, nutrition and food waste reduction. 

The meeting took place at FAO headquarters in Rome on the sidelines of the 44th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). The CFS is based at FAO

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European Commission-funded, FAO-led partnership will help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries shift from wildmeat to alternative sources of animal protein

10 October 2017, Rome - A €45 million multi-partner programme launched today at FAO seeks to help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries halt unsustainable wildlife hunting, conserve their natural heritage and strengthen people's livelihoods and food security.

Funded by the European Commission, the seven-year programme is an initiative of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP).  Led by FAO, it will also rely on the expertise of the

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FAO, EU celebrate 5th anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests
10 October 2017, Rome - Considerable gains have been made in land tenure governance in the past five years, but more must be done to improve the lives of billions of people - that was the message at a high-level event co-hosted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the European Union to mark the fifth anniversary of guidelines to recognize and secure tenure rights.

Nabarro highlights the need to address the root causes of migration

9 October 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met David Nabarro, Sustainable Development Facilitator and Former Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change.

The meeting took place at FAO headquarters in Rome on the sidelines of the 44th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). The CFS is based at FAO and is the top

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But sweeping transformations needed to unlock their potential to help feed and employ a younger, more crowded planet - new report

9 October 2017, Rome - Millions of young people in developing countries who are poised to enter the labour force in the coming decades need not flee rural areas to escape poverty, argues a new FAO report published today.

Rural areas actually have vast potential for economic growth pegged to food production and related sectors, The State of Food and Agriculture 2017 says. And with