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29 August 2016, Nairobi – Rice production in Africa has increased by 74% against the baseline and by 2018 the eventual target will be 28 million metric tons, with Nigeria and Tanzania as the major producing countries. However, Madagascar, which is the largest rice producing country in Africa, has not significantly...
27 August 2016, Rome/Nairobi -- Food security and agriculture have an essential role to play in preventing conflicts and crises on the African continent, blunting their impacts and acting as engines for post-crisis recovery. This was the central message of FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva to African leaders and international development actors...
26 August 2016, Nairobi - Global trends show that during the past years a great progress has been made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, however there is still an unacceptably large number of people lacking the necessary food for a healthy and active life. The prevalence of undernourishment...
25 August 2016, Nairobi - Africa is witnessing an increasing demand for rice consumption, and many countries on the continent continue to rely heavily on imports for meeting their growing rice consumption needs. This situation continues to pose serious food security challenges since rice is now recognized as a priority...
On this World Humanitarian Day, we remember our commitment to leave no one behind as we recognize our shared humanity. In North-East Nigeria, where many farming households have been unable to plant and harvest for up to three consecutive seasons, rapidly kickstarting food production and agricultural livelihoods is critical to...