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Stakeholders discuss key achievements of FAO integrated approach to rural poverty reduction in Northern Ghana

19 December 2013, Accra - Lessons learned from FAO’s initiative on reducing rural poverty by using cassava value chain in Northern Ghana provide opportunities for the rural households to engage in...

19 December 2013
Financial services for rural poor vital, say Queen Máxima and top UN officials

13 December 2013, Dar es Salaam/Dodoma/Rome - Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands finished a three-day visit to Tanzania along with top officials of the three United Nations Rome-based...

13 December 2013
Queen Máxima of Netherlands in Ethiopia to highlight importance of financial inclusion for the rural poor

10 December 2013, Addis Ababa - Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the United Nations Secretary General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA),  completed a two-day trip...

10 December 2013
FAO lauds Nelson Mandela as champion of right to food

6 December 2013, Rome - “We have lost one of the world’s passionate defenders of the right to food,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, on learning of the...

06 December 2013
West Africa heads on to consolidate knowledge sharing in food security and nutrition

21 November 2013, Accra –Seven years after the launch of the Economic Community Of West African States Agricultural Policy (ECOWAP), food insecurity and hunger are still prevalent in West Africa....

21 November 2013