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FAO Director-General tells Committee on Fisheries sustainable fisheries and aquaculture crucial to food security and nutrition.
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Norway is to build one of the most advanced research vessels in the world as part of an ongoing project with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support developing countries improve the management of their fisheries.
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Shifting world agriculture to a "climate-smart" approach will not only help prevent future food security crises but holds the promise of sparking economic and agricultural renewal in rural areas where hunger and poverty are most prevalent.
Photo: ©WFP/George Fominyen
FAO is scaling up its emergency response operations in South Sudan despite problems of access and insecurity in parts of the country.
Photo: ©FAO/Ivo Balderi
Improved production and supply outlook for most commodities influence pricing.
Photo: ©FAO/Albert Nikiema
According to the first-ever edition of The State of the World's Forest Genetic Resources report, half of the forest species reported as regularly utilized by countries are threatened by the conversion of forests to pastures and farmland, overexploitation, and the impacts of climate change.
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FAO calls for urgent action to scale up support amid already dire situation affecting large numbers of people.
Photo: ©FAO//Beatrice Giorgi
A new FAO methodology can help channel international climate change funding to grasslands restoration, trapping atmospheric carbon and improving livelihoods
Photo: ©FAO/Marco Salustro
FAO Director-General says upcoming hunger and nutrition events in Italy of "paramount importance" in tackling urgent challenges.
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Fishers will have an easier job of identifying deep-sea sharks thanks to a new series of FAO guides designed to improve reporting on catches and make deep-sea fisheries more sustainable.