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Ms Maria Helena Semedo has been appointed Assistant Director-General/Regional Representative for Africa, and she assumed this position as today, 1 July 2009, while Mr Musa M.S. Mbenga, is acting as Officer-in-Charge for the sub-regional office for West Africa, and FAO Representative to Ghana a.i., as from 1 July 2009.
23 April 2009, Accra/Rome - The heads of two Rome-based food and agriculture agencies today said they are stepping up support to keep Ghana on course in its fight against hunger and poverty, stressing that millions of people remain vulnerable amid the global financial crisis and high food prices.At a time...
10 March 2009, Rome - Ten million new “green jobs” can be created by investing in sustainable forest management, according to FAO. “As more jobs are lost due to the current economic downturn, sustainable forest management could become a means of creating millions of green jobs, thus helping to reduce...
Regional Office for Africa of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is organizing a four-day Regional Management Meeting at La Palm Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana from 16 to 19 February 2009. The overall objective of the meeting is to agree on basic principles upon...
3 February 2009 - Representatives of over 80 countries have made significant progress in negotiating a binding international agreement aimed at closing ports to ships involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Following five days of talks chaired by Brazil's Fabio Hazim last week at FAO's headquarters, the...