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26 October 2016, Grand-Bassam – A better understanding of supply chains, unsafe practices as well as human behaviour in the context of the fight against transboundary and zoonotic animal diseases – this was the purpose of a regional workshop organized by FAO, which brought together about 15 countries from West...
26 October 2016, Rome - Countries and international organizations need to make "tremendous" efforts and increase their investments to improve national statistical capacities to monitor progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda. This was the key message delivered by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today at the start of the 7th International Conference...
21 October 2016, Rome – Burkina Faso’s capital city Ouagadougou will host the closing ceremony of the International Year of Pulses, which over the course of 2016 highlighted the exceptional nutritional benefits pulses offer to human diets via a wide range of events, publications, and other activities. The announcement was made here today...
20 October 2016, JOHANNESBURG/ NAIROBI - Following findings from a recent food security assessment across southern Madagascar, UN agencies are scaling up closely coordinated efforts to prevent an already dire situation from becoming a catastrophe. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) in southern Madagascar, more than half the population...
19 October 2016, Rome - FAO and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) have joined forces to increase job and business opportunities for young people in rural areas of Benin, Cameroon, Malawi and Niger through a $4 million grant made available by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. The agreement signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano...