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Overweight affects almost half the population of all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean except for Haiti

While hunger and malnutrition have fallen, overweight and obesity have greatly increased, especially among women and children.
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Exploring the use of wastewater in agriculture

Once seen as a problem to be disposed of, municipal liquid waste is now being eyed as an option for addressing water scarcity
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Belgium contributes €14 million to support response and resilience to disasters and crises

Renewed commitment for protecting agriculture-based livelihoods in emergencies
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New drought risks in Ethiopia put recovery at risk

FAO targets pastoralists in southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño
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Food commodity prices fall for fifth year in a row in 2016

Food Price Index remained stable in December amid sharp fall in sugar prices

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FAO helps establish early warning systems for food and nutrition security
FAO provides agricultural assistance packages to disaster-struck farmers in Serbia

Zero Hunger

Promoting nutrition through schools can create benefits that extend beyond the classroom
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