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FAO publishes planning guide for nutrition education in primary schools
Educating school children in healthy nutrition is one of the most effective strategies for overcoming malnutrition and chronic diet-related diseases but has been neglected far too long, FAO said today.
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The Nigde-Nevsehir Region in Turkey accounts for more than 1/3 of Turkey’s potato production (1.2 million tons). Sprinkler and basin irrigation systems have been used for potato growing in the past in this light-textured soil
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The Multimedia proceeding DVD of the Forum is now available
The Multimedia Proceeding DVD of the GAIF 2008 contains: the video-recording and power point presentations of all the plenary sessions and the video-recording of the round tables of the Forum, profiling the speakers and panellists;
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Virus remains a global threat – disease control strongly improved
Recent avian influenza outbreaks in 15 countries demonstrate that the H5N1 virus remains a global threat and requires close monitoring and strong control efforts, FAO said today. Since December 2007, Bangladesh, Benin, China, Egypt, Germany,
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In the Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) region of Asia, apple production is a major agricultural activity, and is one of the most important crops. Worth approximately US$500 million/year, and for some farmers, up to 80% of
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FAO will facilitate an “International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition” from 18th to 19th September to capture recent scientific knowledge and promote open dialogue while showcasing existing experiences and programs on Agroecology. The
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Endosulfan, a widely used broad spectrum organochlorine insecticide, has been listed by the Rotterdam Convention subject to the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure since 2011. It is also listed  by the Stockholm Convention as a
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The FAO-EU partnership project on pesticide management in the former Soviet Union has now been active for two years. This initiative aims to act as a catalyst for the development capacity linked to the improved
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Why is it important to measure pollination deficits?The health of pollinators may impact the sustained productivity of crops, orchards and pastures. The demise of pollinator groups can affect ecosystems on all levels as it pertains
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Perennial agriculture, including perennial grains, oil seeds and legumes as well as forages and trees can take sustainable intensification to the next level and achieve productivity goals as well as social benefits and functioning ecosystem
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