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Satellite view of hurricane Maria on 18 September 2017.

Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica on Path to Puerto Rico


It Now Threatens Caribbean Islands as a Category 5 Storm

Picture shows the devastation of the island of Jost Van Dyke after hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Maria upgraded to Category 5 as it smashes into Caribbean


Evacuation orders have been issued for four areas of Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria heads toward the island. 

Citizens-Soldiers of the National Guard of Puerto Rico.

Evacuation orders issued for 4 areas of Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria nears


Hurricane Maria, now a Category 3 storm, will pass straight over Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

Woman in the Sagaing region, Myanmar

World hunger again on the rise for the first time in almost 15 years


815 million people now hungry – Millions of children at risk from malnutrition

Girl with a glass of milk in Afar, Ethiopia

UN launches new report on world hunger and nutrition


The report includes data on malnutrition and children from Rome-based UN agencies and new partners UNICEF and WHO.

Mexican farmers Porfirio and Josefina show the plant matter that covers the soil beneath their crop.

Agriculture brings Mexico more foreign currency than petroleum, tourism and remittances


According to the Secretary of Agriculture, agriculture is a decisive resource for Mexico; not considering, however, the expansion of support programs.

 A farmer in a field of last season's maize remains during the dry season, in Jamastran, Honduras.

The second harvest will produce 10.5% more basic grains in Honduras


Agriculture technology experts request that producers be more vigilant of infestations that damage basic grain crops.

Family in Baixa Grande, a rural area of the state of Bahía in Brazil

Mercosur receives proposal for “common subsidy and support policy for peasant family farming”


According to a proposal by a member of parliament, family farming provides a guarantee for the production and availability of fresh food at reduced prices. 

Reinalda, a Paraguayan farmer, with a squash

FAO determines Paraguay in conditions to consolidate an effective social protection system


The Paraguayan government is prioritizing social public policy, which is reflected in support for investment in these kinds of programs and projects. 

Flooding in Santa Clara, Cuba, 2007

Cuban Ministry of Agriculture adopts recovery measures after Hurricane Irma


The government is taking swift action to alleviate the effects of the disaster in the affected provinces. 

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