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Retail food outlets in Pacific island countries are increasingly selling imported processed foods that are pricing locally produced, healthier foods out of the market and affecting the health of islanders, FAO warned today.
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Governments in Asia and the Pacific should take some major, fundamental decisions – and soon – about ways to increase their food production and address undernourishment, FAO has warned.
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FAO commits to long-term livelihood support for farming and fishing communities.
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International Women’s Day event at FAO eyes role of gender equality in ending hunger and fostering sustainable food systems.
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Production prospects for Low-Income Food-Deficit countries generally favourable, despite severe food insecurity in some countries.
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The European Union (EU), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Zimbabwe have launched a major programme to assist poor smallholder farmers to boost production, productivity and engage in commercial agriculture through integrated farming approaches. The 4-year US$19 million (13.78 Million Euro) programme will be managed by FAO and will focus on smallholder irrigation and livestock production support activities.
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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.