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Less than two years before the deadline set to achieve international development goals, the European Union (EU) and FAO step up their efforts to reduce world hunger assisting two million people in six countries with agricultural development activities worth nearly €60 million.
25-09-2013
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Conserving, breeding and sharing plant varieties key to resilience and sustainability.
24-09-2013
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FAO is actively expanding its partnerships to support the organization’s work in rural areas, announced FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva on Monday at a United Nations inter-agency meeting on bolstering inclusive financing for development.
24-09-2013
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A hunger-free world is possible "within our lifetimes" if current development partnerships can be strengthened and expanded, declared FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva on Monday at the MDG Success: Accelerating Action and Partnering for Impact high-level forum at UN Headquarters in New York.
23-09-2013
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A locust control campaign is starting in Madagascar against a plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust, which threatens the food security and livelihoods of 13 million people or nearly 60 percent of the island’s population.
23-09-2013
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The Rabobank Foundation and FAO will share knowledge, innovation and financial resources in a broad strategy to make a difference in the lives of small-holder farmers and the rural poor in Africa.
20-09-2013
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Grameen Foundation and FAO will work closely together to enhance small-holder farmer access to knowledge and technologies for sustainable production and food security through the use of mobile agriculture supported services.
20-09-2013
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Early action and more investments are needed to respond to the threats of climate change on the world's forests. It will probably cost less to adjust forest management strategies immediately to the impacts of climate change than to react to the aftermath of climate-inflicted damage, FAO said in its new Climate change guidelines for forest managers.
17-09-2013
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FAO warns that the H7N9 and H5N1 avian influenza viruses continue to pose serious threats to human and animal health, especially in view of the upcoming flu season.
16-09-2013
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AGORA, a programme that brings key scientific literature on food, agriculture and related fields to students, researchers and scientists, has become a crucial tool for some of the world's poorest countries.
16-09-2013