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European Commissioner Mimica says EU will host pledging conference in 2018

10 October 2017, Rome – The European Union is joining FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in a global campaign to eradicate Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) - also known as sheep and goat plague - a highly contagious and devastating viral animal disease that causes major losses in regions home to millions of the world's poorest people.

European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica,

FAO Director-General meets Scaling Up Nutrition movement Coordinator

11 October 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Gerda Verburg, Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, a country-led movement advancing health and development through improved nutrition. 

"We are working together to improve nutrition at the country level because it is at country level where it has to happen," Verburg said in remarks following the meeting. 

The meeting took place at FAO headquarters

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.

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