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Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve food supply conditions, but regional droughts and ongoing civil conflicts are blocking progress towards hunger reduction, according to FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.
21-09-2017
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The world needs to stave off the risk of having less efficient medicines to treat deadly infections due to the fact that more bacteria are becoming immune to antimicrobials. But this challenge posed by AMR is also "an opportunity to unite health, agriculture and environmental concerns in collaborative global action," Semedo said citing FAO's experience in Cambodia.
21-09-2017
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"Investing in measures to prevent food loss and food waste also means making investments in pro-poor policies as it promotes sustainable food systems for a zero hunger world," Graziano da Silva said.
20-09-2017
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September 2017, New York – Farming and rural non-farm-based activities still have untapped potential to generate employment opportunities for Africa’s rising youth population, FAO stressed today at a high level forum - Harnessing Skills for Rural Transformation and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - held at the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.
20-09-2017
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FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, signed an agreement today to scale up a set of partnerships stretching from Argentina to Bangladesh.
19-09-2017
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he principals of the two organizations, Houlin Zhao (ITU) and José Graziano da Silva (FAO), signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that seeks to facilitate the development of e-Agriculture policies and regulations as well as ICT-centric innovation clusters that strengthen national and regional agricultural competitiveness.
19-09-2017
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After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new United Nations report on world food security and nutrition. At the same time, multiple forms of malnutrition are threatening the health of millions worldwide.
15-09-2017
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Speeding up efforts to reverse or prevent land degradation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is vital in the next few years if the Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved.
14-09-2017
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Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories. The FAO Food Price Index declined 1.3 percent from July, averaging 176.6 points in August.
7-09-2017
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Speaking at the conclusion of a four-day visit to Ethiopia, including to the drought-stricken Somali region, the heads of the United Nations food agencies made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people’s resilience to drought and the impacts of climate shocks.
4-09-2017
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