World focus on potato

A Peruvian and a Chinese photographer have won the world photography contest “Focus on a global food” launched by FAO and the United Nations as part of International Year of the Potato celebrations in 2008....[more]

Consultation on Jatropha Development

An international consultation on pro-poor Jatropha Development organized by the United Nations Foundation, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, IFAD and FAO in April 2008 assessed knowledge and research results on Jatropha. The consultation increased knowledge on the risks...[more]

The return of cassava planting

Farmers in the Africa’s Great Lakes Region, in particular Burundians, are planting cassava again with the help of FAO and its partners. A decade ago, an aggressive strain of plant virus, known as Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD), moved through the region. The virus destroyed...[more]

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