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30 January 2015, Addis Ababa - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today attended an African Union (AU) summit which is set to focus on a continent-wide commitment by governments to end hunger by 2025, and also on efforts to boost the role of women in achieving prosperity in Africa....
Her Excellency Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture received Her Excellency Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director General of the United nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) with whom they reviewed areas of cooperation and laid strategies for sustaining the momentum as well as practical modalities to...
28 January 2015, Addis-Ababa -- In June 2014, the African Union summit, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, endorsed the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods. One of the seven commitments that were adopted, ‘Ending Hunger in Africa by 2025’, grew out of the...
28 January 2015, Rome - Farmers in southern Malawi urgently need seeds and livestock after intense flooding destroyed their fields and homes, washing away animals and crops and threatening local food security. More than 170,000 people have had to leave their homes. Some 79 deaths have been confirmed so far, while...
28 January 2015, Harare -- The European Union today handed over motor vehicles and equipment worth USD 600,000 to the Government of Zimbabwe to support four ongoing EU funded projects coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and jointly implemented by the Government of Zimbabwe...
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