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Ethiopia has staved off worst of El Niño, but possible impacts of La Niña looming large
 - 12/08/2016 - With this year's main planting season winding down in Ethiopia, there is still a small window of opportunity in September for farmers to plant the last set of crops this year and ...read more

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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
Funds for the Sahel are needed now, Raúl says
 - 24/05/2012 - Over 17 million people at risk of hunger - On a visit to drought-stricken Chad, Spanish football star Raúl González added his voice to urgent calls for funding to prevent ...read more
New partnership to promote nutrition education, reduce household food waste
 - 21/05/2012 - FAO and Brazil look to adapt successful Programa Cozinha Brasil program overseas - FAO and Brazil's Serviço Social da Indústria (Industrial Social Services, SESI) have signed a new partnership agreement ...read more
UN Rome-based agencies welcome G8 commitment to keep food security high on global agenda
 - 18/05/2012 - By José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General, Kanayo F. Nwanze, IFAD President, and Ertharin Cousin, WFP Executive Director - "Agriculture is a powerful tool for reducing poverty and hunger. Events ...read more
FAO Near East Conference plans to halve food waste in 10 years
 - 18/05/2012 - Countries also call on FAO to develop a regional trust fund for food security - FAO's 31st Regional Conference for the Near East today called for a 50 percent reduction ...read more
Libya and FAO renew commitment to develop the country’s agriculture and food security
 - 18/05/2012 - Joint programme aims to increase food production, protect natural resources - Libya and FAO have commited themselves to work together to develop the country’s agricultural sector and improve food security, ...read more
Near Eastern Trust Fund for food security proposed
 - 17/05/2012 - Aim to advance food security in region - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today proposed the creation of a Near Eastern Trust Fund to advance food security in the ...read more
FAO Director-General warns of Horn of Africa, Sahel funding gap
 - 10/05/2012 - Risk of losing window of opportunity - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today warned of a major funding gap for activities planned by FAO in the Sahel and the Horn ...read more
African nations discuss creation of an African food security trust fund
 - 30/04/2012 - FAO to help draft details of proposal - The creation of an African-funded trust fund to support food security in the continent was discussed at FAO’s Regional Conference for Africa, ...read more