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David Beasley brings to the position extensive experience with key governmental and business leaders and stakeholders around the world, with very strong resource mobilisation skills.
29-03-2017
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Scientists, pest control experts, agricultural ministers and farmer representatives have begun a three-day meeting at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome to debate and define an international action plan to stop the spread of the Red Palm Weevil.
29-03-2017
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In an example of how the UN's three Rome-based food agencies are stronger working as one, staff from the Madagascar interagency country team have been recognized for their work to promote rural resilience and boost food security in the African island nation.
28-03-2017
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Managing urbanization sustainably poses new challenges and opportunities to recast food and agriculture systems in ways that benefit both cities and the countryside, according to a new report presented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and FAO.
27-03-2017
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The FAO Regional Overview of Food Insecurity in the Near East and North Africa noted that the deterioration is largely driven by the spreading and intensity of conflicts and protracted crises.
27-03-2017
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FAO and Norway have today launched a brand new, state-of-the-art marine studies vessel, among the most advanced of its kind — and the only research ship on the globe that flies the UN flag.
24-03-2017
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FAO today marked World Water Day by highlighting the opportunity that treated wastewater represents for agriculture, and improved food security and nutrition.
22-03-2017
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Applying sustainable forest management practices throughout the charcoal value chain is essential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining the access of households to renewable energy, FAO said today on the occasion of the UN’s International Day of Forests.
21-03-2017
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Warning of “colossal” negative impacts for the environment and human societies if the massive stores of carbon trapped in the Earth’s soils are released, Fijian president Jioji Konousi Konrote has called for stronger management of this critical natural resource speaking at the start of an international symposium.
21-03-2017
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FAO is further scaling up its activities in drought affected regions of Somalia thanks to a $22 million loan approved this week by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which complements the loans already provided by FAO’s Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities.
21-03-2017
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