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These barren plains of sand and stone have always known lean times: times when the rivers run dry and the cows wither day by day, until their bones are scattered under the acacia trees. But the lean times have [...]

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Women are more likely than men to be affected by climate change, studies show. UN figures indicate that 80% of people displaced by climate change are women. Roles as primary caregivers and providers of food and fuel make them more vulnerable when flooding and drought occur.


UN agencies warn conflict and climate change are undermining food security, causing chronic undernourishment and threatening to reverse years of progress

ROME — With droughts set to become more frequent due to global warming, delivering timely, long-term weather forecasts to farmers in the developing world will be key to limiting damage and saving lives, the head of the U.N. food agency said on Monday.

The heads of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the U.N. World Food Programme were in Washington, D.C., on Monday, in an effort to garner attention and funds for famine relief in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Nigeria.

Visibly frustrated with the slow donor response, José Graziano da Silva, [...]

NAIROBI, Kenya - At the beginning of this year, the United Nations made one of its boldest requests ever for funding. It needed billions of dollars to fund a humanitarian response, said Secretary General António Guterres, or as many as 20 million people might starve to death.

A Mediterranean-style diet could cut the risk of obesity by almost half according to a major new study.
The research on 16,000 people found a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and olive oil cut the chance of becoming dangerously overweight by 43 per cent.
Eating a Mediterranean diet [...]

The chief of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Saturday that the Belt and Road Initiative is all about sustainable development and should therefore be connected to the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

The head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Wednesday the safety of food produced in Fukushima is “assured,” despite the import bans still imposed by some countries in the wake of the 2011 nuclear disaster.

“At the moment, we don’t see any reason to raise concern about the safety [...]

The leaders of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) called on international community to take urgent measures to prevent more deaths from hunger in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, a statement released by the WFP said Friday.

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