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15 Southern countries adopt the Abuja Declaration on South-South Cooperation

28th September 2013, Abuja/Accra - Ministers and heads of delegation from 12 African countries, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil, Vietnam, together with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), other...

28 September 2013
Stakeholders discuss research into neglected and under-utilized crop species

27 September 2013, Accra – Stakeholders in agriculture are meeting in Accra on a three-day international conference to discuss research into neglected and underutilized crop species and their potential contribution...

27 September 2013
FAO and WFP appeal for immediate support for Northen Mali

23 September, Bamako, Mali - An Emergency Food Security Assessment conducted jointly by the Government of Mali, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food...

23 September 2013
ECOWAS ministers adopt Forest Convergence Plan for West Africa

12 September 2013, Accra – Ministers in-charge of forests and wildlife from member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have adopted the Convergence Plan for the...

12 September 2013
Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity – new FAO report

11 September 2013, Rome - The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on...

12 September 2013