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Ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity

Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future
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Food prices are broadly stable amid record cereal inventories

FAO Food Price Index dips slightly in November, maize and rice on course for record output in 2016
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Emergency seed distributions help Haitian farmers grow for winter harvest

Hurricane Matthew struck blow to agriculture, 1.4 million people in need of food assistance
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Progress towards defeating hunger slows down in Asia-Pacific, obesity on the rise, as diets change

Nearly one in three children regionwide suffers from stunting, new report says
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At UN Biodiversity conference, new guidelines for agro-environmental policies in Latin America & Caribbean

Voluntary guidelines target impacts of environmental degradation, promote sustainable agriculture in face of climate change

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