News archive 2015

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Feeding the world’s growing population requires targeted investments to unleash the productive potential of millions living in rural areas, where nearly 80 percent of the world’s poor are found, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
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Urgent action is needed to secure the future and food security of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) against the disproportionate effects of climate change, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at Expo Milan today.
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Through the agreement, cities adhere to four principles: guaranteeing healthy food for all; promoting sustainability in the food system; educating the public about healthy eating, and; reducing waste.
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The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has approved the Framework for Action on Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises, a voluntary agreement offering guidance to address food security and nutrition needs in these challenging contexts.
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Graziano da Silva and Le Foll made their appeals at a side event of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) which is meeting in Rome this week. They both urged countries to find an agreement on how to combat climate change ahead of the 7-8 December United Nations climate change conference, COP21, in Paris.
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China's national news agency Xinhua is the latest news outlet to partner with FAO to raise awareness on hunger and food-related issues.
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The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 published today finds that social protection schemes – such as cash transfers, school feeding and public works – offer an economical way to provide vulnerable people in poor countries with opportunities to move out of extreme poverty and hunger.
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The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) opened its plenary today, marking the first international gathering since global global leaders approved the Sustainable Development Agenda’s goals. The CFS is expected to approve the Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises.
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The agreement to proceed with the proposal for a Global Information System (GLIS) from the FAO-based seed treaty came during a week-long meeting of the 6th biennial Governing Body that ended in Rome on October 9.
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Twenty years after its birth, FAO’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries shared a moment in the limelight with ministers, researchers and leaders in the fisheries industry at the first International Fisheries Stakeholders Forum that opened in Vigo, Spain, today.