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Investing in rural transformation and reaching a world free of hunger and malnutrition go hand in hand

20 September 2017, New York – Farming and rural non-farm-based activities still have untapped potential to generate employment opportunities for Africa’s rising youth population, FAO stressed today at a high Read more »

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Healthy food systems will help end hunger but more cooperation is needed

20 September 2017, New York - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has joined in calls for a renewed global commitment to zero tolerance for food loss and waste. The Read more »

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Expanded partnership to tackle climate change and develop digital innovations for rural smallholders

19 September 2017, New York - FAO is entering an innovative strategic partnership with Unilever aimed at helping countries in their efforts to reduce food loss and waste and tackle [...]

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Aim is also to boost rural communities' capacity to use ICTs in climate change monitoring and disaster-prevention

18 September 2017, New York - The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will leverage synergies to support the implementation of [...]

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815 million people now hungry – Millions of children at risk from malnutrition

15 September 2017, Rome - After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of Read more »

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