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Syria: Better rains improve wheat production, but food security situation remains bleak
 - 23/07/2015 - Food production in Syria has increased this year mainly due to favourable rains, but it remains way below its pre-crisis levels as the ongoing conflict continues to push more people ...read more

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EU contributes €5 million to help farmers maintain crop diversity
 - 21/06/2012 - Support under plant genetics treaty fund announced during Rio+20 - The European Union is contributing € 5 million (6.5 million dollars) towards the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic ...read more
No sustainable development without eradication of hunger and extreme poverty
 - 20/06/2012 - Joint statement by FAO, IFAD, WFP and Bioversity on Rio+20 Summit - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme ...read more
FAO/IFAD/WFP call upon G20 to redouble efforts to fight hunger
 - 19/06/2012 - The UN food agencies based in Rome have expressed the wish that G20 leaders meeting in Mexico redouble their efforts to fight hunger. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the ...read more
New food security and nutrition project for Egypt
 - 18/06/2012 - A new $3 million project that aims to improve food security and nutrition of women and young people in Egypt was announced today by FAO. The project is being financed ...read more
World food stocks to rise, but hunger risks persist in Sahel, Near East
 - 13/06/2012 - FAO's quarterly forecast of agricultural production and food security gives an overall positive outlook for cereal production worldwide, but warns that several regions of the world are expected to struggle ...read more
FAO, partners, urge greater push to reduce food losses and waste
 - 13/06/2012 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and key partners are calling on companies and organizations worldwide to join in the SAVE FOOD initiative, a global effort ...read more
Niger, Mali on alert to Desert Locust risk
 - 05/06/2012 - Insecurity and conflict hinder control efforts - Croplands in Niger and Mali are at imminent risk from Desert Locust swarms that are moving southward from Algeria and Libya, FAO warned ...read more
More public support needed for small farmers
 - 01/06/2012 - Smallholders key in feeding growing populations - Governments need to play a more active role in support of smallholders if they are to become productive enough to help feed a ...read more
FAO and Sweden sign Contribution Agreement
 - 01/06/2012 - Accord will help improve quality of FAO emergency assistance in priority areas - FAO and Sweden’s International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) have signed a $10.8 million Contribution Agreement aimed at ...read more
No sustainable development without hunger eradication
 - 30/05/2012 - On the path to Rio+20, FAO calls for a future with both healthier people and healthier ecosystems - Sustainable development cannot be realized unless hunger and malnutrition are eradicated, FAO ...read more