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Improved production and supply outlook for most commodities influence pricing.
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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.
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A new FAO methodology can help channel international climate change funding to grasslands restoration, trapping atmospheric carbon and improving livelihoods
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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.
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today pledged to step up their existing collaboration to control animal disease, ensure the safety of food from animal origin and promote safe trade.
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Expert meeting in Oman leads to guidance on investigating transmission routes and stemming spread of the disease.
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In response to recent devastating floods affecting Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia as well as Croatia, FAO is assessing the potentially extensive damage to livestock, crops and rural infrastructure. The Serbian government has already indicated that agriculture is among the hardest hit sectors.
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FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today called on countries to put nutrition high on their national and international agendas, and to take a lead role in the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2).