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ECTAD Africa: FAO organize the first regional meeting for better understanding of the role and responsibility of the various units ECTAD   From 27 th to 29 th July 2016, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organize, in Dakar, the First Africa ECTAD Regional Meeting (AfREM). 70 participants are expected at...
Introduction The continued neglect of local agriculture, high food prices, the threat of serious drought, conflict, the displacement of people and changing climatic patterns have combined to create an emerging food crisis across the Sahel Region in sub-Saharan Africa. Today, food insecurity and malnutrition are increasing significantly with more than 18.7...
In April this year the research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen carried out an ecosystem survey in Ghanaian waters starting with a high-level visit to the vessel by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, officials of the Norwegian Embassy in Ghana and colleagues of RAFR and FAO-Ghana lead by yourself....
Special event: 6 July 2016 (9:00 – 15:30 CEST) FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy “Long tail” of global weather phenomenon continuing to affect food security of millions – La Niña knock-on effects likely The 2015-16 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the strongest and most widespread of the past hundred years,...