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PepsiCo has joined fellow beverage corporation the Coca-Cola Company in giving its official support to a set of global guidelines that protect the rights of poor and vulnerable people to land, livelihoods and food security.
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Following its spread to Africa and the Middle East, Fusarium wilt TR4 increases the risks to livelihoods and banana markets.
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New FAO estimates of greenhouse gas data show that emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries have nearly doubled over the past fifty years and could increase an additional 30 percent by 2050, without greater efforts to reduce them.
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Payments for environmental services (PES), especially in tropical regions, should be recognised as an important tool for conservation and sustainable use of forests and other natural resources and better incorporated into national policies, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) said.
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Farmers and herders in Sudan need urgent support to help prevent the food security situation in the country from deteriorating further, FAO warned today.
A new report finds that urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) is widespread in Latin America and the Caribbean, but realizing its full potential requires increased support from national, state and local governments.
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UN report says immediate support for food and livelihoods needed to meet “acute and complex emergency”
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FAO, IFAD and WFP unveiled today the results of their joint work to develop targets and indicators for a new global development paradigm for sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition.
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Recognizing the coexistence in the region of large-scale mechanized farming alongside more traditional family farms, the FAO Regional Conference held in Bucharest this week endorsed two over-arching initiatives for FAO to pursue in 2014-15 strengthening family farms and smallholder agriculture, and improving agri-food trade and regional trade integration.