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9 September 2016, Nairobi – Africa’s progress in the area of nutrition cannot be denied, but it has been slow. Data show that the continent is now facing a triple burden of malnutrition, with the coexistence of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight or obesity within the same population. The daunting challenge...
2 September 2016, Seychelles - In his talks with President James Michel, the Director-General of FAO praised Seychelles for leading the Blue Growth initiative that is now featured in the Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 agenda as well as the African Union vision. The President congratulated FAO for the timely theme...
1 September 2016, Rome -- With fisheries and aquaculture emerging as transformational forces for African economies, more needs to be done to mitigate the impacts of climate change and illegal fishing on oceans and coastal communities. This was the key message FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva delivered to leaders at the African Ministerial Conference on...
31 August 2016, Port Louis – On the occasion of the Director-General’s visit to Mauritius (31 August-1 September 2016), FAO and Mauritius signed Financing Agreements of two FAO Technical Cooperation Projects: for strengthening the national food safety and plant health protection systems; and for supporting the forest code revision and...
31 August 2016, Addis Ababa: Ministers from Member States of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) have today validated in Addis Ababa the IGAD Regional Agricultural Investment Plan (IGAD-RAIP) 2016-2020 in the presence of Ato Wondirat Mandefro; State Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the Federal Democratic Republic...