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The FAO/WHO Codex Regional Coordinating Committee for Africa (CCAFRICA) held its 22nd Session in Nairobi from 16 to 20 January 2017 to discuss food safety and food control issues as well as the emerging needs and challenges the region and its countries are facing. Among them is the pivotal role SMEs are...
20 January 2017, Lilongwe - In order to build a sense of confidence and respect, African tradition demands that men fulfil their responsibilities, among which is providing food and other basic needs for their families. Those who fail to do so are regarded as irresponsible and not fit to be...
18 January 2017, Praia - Cabo Verde is advancing in the process of national ownership of the Right to Food with the support of FAO. During the Ordinary Meeting of the National Council of Food Security and Nutrition, nearly forty stakeholders discussed on the current status of the Right to...
January 17, 2017, Addis Ababa - Probably more than any other disease affecting both livestock and people, Trypanosomosis threatens human and livestock health and agricultural production, and, thereby, rural development and poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease, transmitted mainly by tsetse flies, is prevalent in 37 countries among the...
17 January 2016, Rome-New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned today. While an impressive government-led humanitarian effort has sharply...