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FAO at agriculture forum lauds Morocco for achieving MDG 1, signs South-South Cooperation accord with Morocco.
23-04-2014
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Urgent coordinated action is needed to restore the health of the world’s oceans and secure the long-term well-being and food security of a growing global population. That is a key message of an international summit that opens today in The Hague, the Netherlands.
22-04-2014
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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.
15-04-2014
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Following its spread to Africa and the Middle East, Fusarium wilt TR4 increases the risks to livelihoods and banana markets.
14-04-2014
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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.
11-04-2014
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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.
11-04-2014
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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.
10-04-2014
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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.
8-04-2014
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UN report says immediate support for food and livelihoods needed to meet “acute and complex emergency”
7-04-2014