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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.
19-02-2014
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A way to build opportunities for young Africans, says FAO Director-General.
17-02-2014
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Field schools that train farmers in alternative methods of pest control have succeeded in nearly eliminating the use of toxic pesticides by a community of cotton growers in Mali.
17-02-2014
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Farmers in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of seeds and essential tools for the March planting season if they are to help avert a full-scale food and nutrition crisis in the country, FAO said today.
12-02-2014
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An international effort has been launched to develop quality standards for key products of the multi-billion dollar spice and herb trade.
11-02-2014
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FAO in cooperation with the European Union will help Belarus to dispose of obsolete pesticides and reduce risks from pesticides used in agriculture in the future, under a new agreement signed today.
11-02-2014
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Favourable production prospects keep cereal prices under downward pressure.
6-02-2014
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FAO today warned of a major food security and nutrition crisis in South Sudan, where some 3.7 million people are now facing acute or emergency levels of food insecurity.
5-02-2014
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Aquaculture will provide close to two thirds of global food fish consumption by 2030 as catches from wild capture fisheries level off and fish demand substantially increases, says a new report by the World Bank, FAO, and the International Food Policy Research Institute.
5-02-2014
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The spread of the H7N9 virus among poultry in live bird markets (LBM) in China's Guangxi Province has significantly increased the risk that it will progressively spread to other neighbouring countries of China, posing an increased human health risk, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today.
5-02-2014