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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...
16 July 2015, Addis Ababa - FAO and the government of Ethiopia today signed a partnership agreement which aims to reduce youth mobility caused by poverty, through innovative policies that will create jobs and business opportunities for young people in the agricultural sector and in rural areas more broadly. The two-year...
15 July 2015, Addis/Rome -- Highlighting the historic opportunity to become the "Zero Hunger generation", FAO Director-General José Graziano Da Silva called for additional investments in social protection and rural development at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today. The expected Addis Ababa Accord on...
15 July 2015, Addis Ababa - A major new report by FAO, IFAD and WFP, the UN Rome-based agencies, estimating the cost of investments needed to eliminate hunger and extreme poverty, was the focus of a side event on the margins of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development...