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Faced with the infestation of millions of hectares of maize, most in the hands of smallholder farmers, and the relentless spread of Fall Armyworm (FAW) across most of Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched today a comprehensive guide on the integrated pest management of the FAW on maize.
16-02-2018
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The new partnerships will focus on a number of areas, particularly in developing countries, including agroecology, sustainable natural resources management in the context of climate change and agriculture innovation for family farmers.
16-02-2018
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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched a pilot project in Paris today to kick-start the practical application of the OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains with 30 leading enterprises.
16-02-2018
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FAO has, with more than 15 partner organizations, set up a Global Farmer Field School Knowledge Platform to facilitate access to best practices and specific expertise.
14-02-2018
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FAO and Spain’s Telefonica, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, have agreed to work together to leverage the use of cutting-edge digital technologies for agricultural development, food security and nutrition, and specifically, prepare and strengthen farmers in the face of extreme weather events related to climate change.
12-02-2018
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In a historic decision, countries today agreed on a set of draft Voluntary Guidelines on Marking Fishing Gear taking a big step forward towards cleaner seas and safer navigation. It is expected that the guidelines will receive final endorsement by FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI) in July 2018.
9-02-2018
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FAO has launched a humanitarian appeal asking for $1.06 billion to save lives and livelihoods and address acute hunger in 26 countries.
8-02-2018
The UN Decade of Family Farming is an "extraordinary opportunity" to advance public policies that allow the development of family farming and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
6-02-2018
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FAO’s new Cereal Supply and Demand Brief projects that the stocks-to-use ratio, a proxy for global supply buffers, is expected to rise to its highest level in 16 years. FAO’s Food Price Index was nearly unchanged in January.
1-02-2018
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Food insecurity in conflict-stricken countries continues to deteriorate, meaning humanitarian efforts to provide affected communities with food relief and livelihood support remain extremely critical, FAO and WFP have told the UN Security Council.
29-01-2018
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