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FAO and partners call for a global response to deadly banana disease

New program will aim to prevent spread of Fusarium wilt
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Ten years after Asian tsunami, the region is better prepared to cope with disasters

But more needs to be done to further enhance resilience
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Maize, rice, wheat farming must become more sustainable

World experts agree improved crop varieties need to go hand-in-hand with eco-friendly farming systems
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Global wood production grows for the fourth year

2013 saw record levels of global wood pellet and wood-based panel production
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Ebola leaves hundreds of thousands facing hunger in three worst-hit countries

Lack of access to food in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could threaten over one million people
South-South Cooperation (SSC) with China helps farmers in Mongolia learn new farming techniques
FAO project builds resilience of two remote rural communities to address chronic under-nutrition
 Family farming is part of the solution to the hunger problem
More than 90% of farms are run by an individual or a family and they produce about 80% of the world's food occupying around 70-80% of farm land
We can’t live without forests
Forest environments play a key role in feeding a growing population

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