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5 February 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with the President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, for the first time since his appointment in January 2015, for talks that focused on joint agricultural work and the country’s development priorities. FAO’s work programme in Zambia has been...
5 February 2016, Addis Ababa – In an agreement signed today, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have further strengthened their partnership in support of the Great Green Wall initiative, Africa’s flagship initiative to combat land degradation, desertification and drought. According to the agreement,...
1 February 2016, Addis Ababa/Accra – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is set to invest in securing women’s rights to land and other productive resources, developing their capacity to boost food production and creating more wealth for family farmers, while preventing and minimizing food losses and...
25 January 2016, Sierra Leone - The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease has a multi-sectoral adverse impact in Sierra Leone, including on agriculture, which is one of the major income generating sector in the country. The outbreak caused the disruption of farming activities, the closure of periodic markets, price...
21-22 January, Lukenya, Kenya--Pastoralists across Eastern and Southern Africa face a long list of threats: conflicts and violence, blocked migration routes, the expansion of farming into the best grazing areas, a lack of services such as schools and health care. Now the region’s herders are getting organized to deal with...
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