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There is growing awareness of the fundamental and vital role fruit and vegetable consumption plays in human health and nutrition in both developing and developed countries. This increased global awareness has been primarily led by
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The application of mutation techniques, i.e. gamma rays and other physical mutagens has generated a vast amount of genetic variability and is playing a significant role in plant breeding and genetics and advanced genomics studies. Mutation
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FAO and OIE urge at-risk countries to step-up prevention efforts through increased bio-security
A new bird flu strain detected in Europe which is similar to strains reported to be circulating in 2014 in Asia poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially in low-resourced countries situated along
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Achievement and Outstanding Achievement Awards
This year, the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. On the occasion of this milestone of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division, Achievement and Outstanding Achievement Awards were
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New animal feed sources needed to free up land and water for human food
As demand for meat, milk and dairy products grows, the issue of what to feed livestock becomes more critical because of the limited availability of natural resources, ongoing climate change issues and competition between human
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Farmers Field Schools (FFS) employ participatory learning processes to enhance capacities of rural communities to improve food production and livelihoods, tailored to local needs. FFS were initiated in Asia over 20 years ago in the
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$30 million urgently needed to safeguard lives, food security and livelihoods
FAO today launched a new programme to urgently assist 90 000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect the Ebola epidemic is having
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Wednesday (22 October): The 10th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) of the Rotterdam Convention will take place at FAO HQ from 22 – 24 October 2014, back-to back with the 10th meeting of
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FAO urges continued vigilance to safeguard poultry and livelihoods
A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia known as A(H5N6) represents a new threat to animal health  and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, FAO said today.
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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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