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FAO marks World Soil day with call for urgent action to reduce release of pollutants into soils

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Increased soil contamination puts food safety and food security at risk

Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO today marking World Soil Day.


FAO Director-General calls for transformative changes to our food systems

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today called on countries to urgently address all forms of malnutrition, during his opening address to FAO’s Council, the organization’s executive body.


Sites in Iran and Italy designated FAO globally important agricultural heritage sites

Traditional grape cultivation systems in Iran and Soave vineyards in Italy were formally recognised today as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, for their unique ways to produce grape and grape-based products using traditional practices and knowledge while preserving biodiversity and ecosystems.