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16 July 2014, Lilongwe, Malawi: The first-ever seminar on Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) was held in Malawi from 14-16 July with primary objective of  creating a critical mass of informed stakeholders and discussing...
14 July 2014, Rome/Accra -- Initiatives to mobilize resources aimed at combating poverty and empowering rural communities – especially women – have made marked progress since the start of the new millennium. Dominique Di Biase, Senior Programme Officer for FAO’s Donor liaison and Resource Mobilization Team and focal point for Belgium,...
3 July 2014 Gicumbi District, North of Rwanda -- Quality milk is one of the most nutrient-rich natural beverages available in the world. Containing a healthy dose of at least nine essential vitamins and minerals, milk can be, quite literally, a lifesaver for populations suffering from an extremely nutrient-poor diet...
26 July 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea - FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva today congratulated African leaders attending the AU Summit here for "raising the bar" in the fight against hunger.The continent's renewed effort to boost regional food security include strengthening the Africa-owned CAADP strategy for agriculture development by including...
26 June 2014, Mogadishu - Dominique Burgeon, FAO’s Director, Emergency and Rehabilitation Division (TCE) has today toured the agency’s new home in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.   FAO’s Head of Office a.i. in Somalia, Rudi van Aaken, said the expanded offices, soon to be opened in Mogadishu, will be the...
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