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New FAO tool to empower farmers in self-assessing their climate resilience
Over the past year AGPME/C, in close collaboration with the University of Leeds, have been developing a tool to self-assess the climate resilience of farmers and pastoralists at community and individual levels. After field-testing missions
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The Fin4Ag conference, Nairobi 14 to 18 July
The Fin4Ag conference took place in Nairobi from 14 to 18 July to share cutting-edge knowledge on enabling financing for investments in African agriculture. It was organized by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural
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"Weak link" in public health protection efforts must not be neglected
FAO today told ministers of health and agriculture meeting in Indonesia that animal disease monitoring systems require sustained support and have a critical role to play in preventing human disease threats.
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FAO plays an important role in setting international pesticide standards which contribute to the reduction of risks associated with the use of pesticides and to the promotion of sustainable agricultural production. FAO pesticide specifications provide
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The occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of NuclearTechniques in Food and Agriculture provides an opportunity to honour theendeavours of individuals, teams or institutes in Member States in plantmutation breeding for
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Revolutionising finance for agri-value chains
FAO Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division (AGS), in partnership with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA), is organizing Fin4Ag 2014 – Revolutionising finance
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The Rotterdam Convention Secretariat, through FAO Country Representatives and Designated National Authorities (DNAs), organized, conducted and completed the “Implementation of the Rotterdam Convention” project MTF/GLO/145/UEP, in Nicaragua, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, with completion
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Familiar food can be a comfort when life has been turned upside down
Residents of the remote Indonesian village of Cikadu saw their lifestyle swept away by a large landslide that struck 1 February 2014. The slide, which followed two months of rains, damaged almost 900 homes and
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The European Union and FAO are working together to strengthen food security in Angola by boosting its veterinary services
The Strengthening of Livestock Services in Angola (SANGA) project, led by FAO and co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the Institute of Veterinary Services (ISV) of Angola, is looking to narrow that gap regarding
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Recent transformations in agrifood systems have created new technical requirements and compliance costs that make it increasingly difficult for resource-poor farmers to access modern market channels. In this respect, the question of whether contract farming
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