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A new FAO database collects previously scattered and unharmonized land cover information from around the globe into one centralized database, marking a major improvement in information regarding the physical characteristics of the Earth's surface.
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Regional Conference adopts FAO work priorities for Asia and the Pacific to address “magnitude of challenges” in improving food security.
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The increased production of genetically modified crops around the globe has led to a higher number of incidents of low levels of GMOs being detected in traded food and feed.
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The mission for an end to hunger in the world’s most populous region has received a boost, with FAO member countries responding positively to a call by the Organization’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva for a “massive effort” to end hunger in Asia and the Pacific.
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Forest loss and degradation remain major problems confronting the Asia-Pacific region which, if not addressed, will leave future generations a legacy of damaged ecosystems and irrecoverable losses of biodiversity, FAO is warning.
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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.