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19 December 2013, Accra - Lessons learned from FAO’s initiative on reducing rural poverty by using cassava value chain in Northern Ghana provide opportunities for the rural households to engage in income generating activities and highlight women and youth’s roles in agriculture production. Launched in April 2013, the FAO’ s Initiative which...
13 December 2013, Dar es Salaam/Dodoma/Rome - Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands finished a three-day visit to Tanzania along with top officials of the three United Nations Rome-based food agencies to support accelerating the access of farmers to financial services. Queen Máxima, in her capacity as the UN Secretary...
10 December 2013, Addis Ababa - Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the United Nations Secretary General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA),  completed a two-day trip to Ethiopia to support that country's efforts to make financial services more accessible to the rural poor. She was accompanied on...
6 December 2013, Rome - “We have lost one of the world’s passionate defenders of the right to food,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, on learning of the death of Nelson Mandela,  former South Africa president. “As a true champion of human rights, Nelson Mandela understood that the hunger...
21 November 2013, Accra –Seven years after the launch of the Economic Community Of West African States Agricultural Policy (ECOWAP), food insecurity and hunger are still prevalent in West Africa. Acute food crises occurred in 2005, 2010 and 2012 in the region, hitting especially the Sahel. In 2012, 18.7 million...