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30 July 2015, Harare - Increasing demand for agricultural produce to feed a growing population, puts pressure on smallholder farmers to use chemical inputs – including pesticides - to increase productivity. However, the benefits that agrochemicals bring, has to be weighed against the risks they pose to the health of...
27th July 2015, Mombasa - Kenya: The Government of Kenya and FAO have launched the Blue Growth Initiative (BGI) to benefit select areas in the coastal region of Kenya. BGI is a FAO flagship initiative promoting more productive, sustainable and socioeconomically responsible fisheries, and aquaculture sectors. The launch was held in...
Ending hunger in the Horn of Africa FAO and IGAD strengthen ties for a renewed partnership in key areas   July 27 2015, Addis Ababa - The FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for Eastern Africa and Representative to the African Union (AU) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Dr. Patrick Kormawa, presented...
22 July, 2015, Accra – The FAO Regional Office for Africa has opened a three-day Regional Nutrition Coordination and Programming Consultation in Accra. The theme of the consultation:“Advancing Nutrition Sensitive Food Systems – Post ICN2 Agenda for Africa” is of a significant importance to FAO’s post ICN2 commitment of reducing...
17 July 2015, Maseru – Lesotho faces challenges around nutrition with around 33 percent of the children under five years of age stunted. Official statistics also show that only 11 percent of children between six months and two years meet the criteria for a minimum acceptable diet while half of...
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