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News stories

José Graziano da Silva to head FAO

26 June 2011, Rome - FAO member nations today elected José Graziano da Silva of Brazil as its new Director-General.Mr Graziano da Silva, 61, received a total of 92 votes...

26 June 2011
Fewer pesticides and higher yields and incomes

West African farmers have succeeded in cutting the use of toxic pesticides, increasing yields and incomes and diversifying farming systems as a result of an international project promoting sustainable farming...

20 December 2010
World Food Day 2010: Addressing hunger reduction in Africa

World Food Day on Saturday 16th October comes at a time where Africa is at a cross roads in its agriculture development. Leading regional initiatives such as the Common Africa...

16 October 2010
Rice and aquaculture for productivity increase and market development

The national rice and aquaculture development strategies were launched by Ghanaian Ministry of Agriculture at the Alisa Hotel in Accra last week. The launch was jointly coordinated by supporting partners,...

17 August 2010
FAO procures computers for Plant Genetic Resources Project in Ghana

The FAO in Ghana has procured five desktop computers costing GH¢7700 to support the National Information Sharing Mechanism (NISM), under the global plan of action which provides a framework for...

14 June 2010