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In the battle to help developing countries overcome threats from declining food production caused by climate change, one species of edible grain-like crop has caught international attention because of its unique nutritional value
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The European Union (EU), FAO and the Government of Zimbabwe launched a major programme to assist smallholder farmers boost productivity and engage in commercial agriculture through integrated farming approaches. The 4-year US$19 million programme is
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Breadfruit and breadnut have excellent potential for contributing to food and nutrition security, viable livelihoods, sustainable environments and adaptation to climate change which are all key elements of the Agricultural Development Strategy of the Ministry
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FAO calls for $20 million to prevent spread across region of 330 million
Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, FAO said today.
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Pollinators, pollination and food production – why the hype?
Pollination is a keystone process in both human managed and natural terrestrial ecosystems. It is critical for food production and human livelihoods, and directly links wild ecosystems with agricultural production systems. The vast majority of
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The Government of Georgia has stepped up its efforts to tackle the disease, calling on FAO to help put in place a national strategy for brucellosis control.
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Agriculture is one of the priority sectors in Georgia, currently employing over half of the total workforce in the country. Even though food production has significantly increased for the past few years, productivity, as well
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Long-term sector investment boosts country’s trade with Gulf States
Somalia in 2014 exported a record 5 million livestock to markets in the Gulf of Arabia thanks to heavy investments in animal disease prevention backed by the European Union and the United Kingdom, FAO said
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Food laboratories benefit from working in regional networks
As food production and trade have become more globalized, governments face the growing challenge of safeguarding food safety
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The conflict that erupted at the end of 2013 sharply exacerbated the already fragile food security situation in South Sudan. Although the greater Bahr el Ghazal area has not been the hardest hit, it has
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