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For the first time, Somali farmers are turning themselves into suppliers of high-quality food assistance for their fellow Somali people.
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today appealed to governments to boost support to the world’s small-scale family farmers in order to win the fight against hunger.
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More than 220 universities join FAO to expand learning opportunities and improve policies.
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Governments from the Near East and Africa have pledged enhanced cooperation to tackle the critical issues of water management, food waste and building more resilient rural communities.
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The worsening of the food security situation in the Near East is not only caused by the structural constraints the region faces in producing enough food and an increasing dependence on food imports but by conflict, the flow of refugees and migration, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
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Region loses up to a third of the food produced and imported - FAO Regional Conference discusses solutions.
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Conflict, rapid population growth and urbanization, and a heavy reliance on food imports are posing serious challenges for food security in the Near East and North Africa, although progress has been made in some countries.
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The booming world fish trade is generating more wealth than ever before, but countries must help small-scale fishers and fish farmers to benefit too, FAO said today.
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New initiative eyes role of regional cooperation to enhance agricultural water management.
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FAO says there is no evidence that human patients infected with influenza A(H7N9) can transmit the virus to other animals, including birds.