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Photo: ©FAO-WFP-Ricci Shryock
A new FAO online data tool launched today will improve understanding of Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding flows in food and agriculture-related sectors – including thematic areas as diverse as the environment, education and women’s equality.
Photo: ©FAO/Bandara Rotawewa
FAO is introducing new fish-smoking ovens to Sri Lanka under a program funded by the European Union to improve health, nutrition and incomes.
Photo: ©FAO/Chris Steele-Perkins/Magnum for FAO
The closing plenary requested that the two subsidiary bodies of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change work together on addressing issues related to agriculture, taking into consideration the vulnerabilities of agriculture to climate change and approaches towards food security.
Photo: ©FAO/Omar Sanadiki
Efforts to confront the spread of antimicrobial resistant pathogens on farms and in food systems are gathering momentum, thanks to strong backing by governments and technical support that is boosting national capacities to respond to the problem, FAO said today.
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The prevalence of chronic undernourishment appears to have risen from 20.8 to 22.7 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to FAO's Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition report (2017).
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“Low carbon livestock is possible,” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said on the margins of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He hailed the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s Bonn Comunique for making agriculture a priority area.
Photo: ©FAO/IISD/ENBtypo3temp/pics/8453778ead.jpgHerman Chege
"Climate change puts millions of people in a vicious cycle of food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty. Yet, we must confront the harsh reality: we are not doing enough to deal with this immense threat," Graziano da Silva said. He stressed that Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States are "particularly vulnerable" to climate change.
Photo: ©FAO/Lieke Visser
Hungry families in South Sudan will be able to make ends meet thanks to vegetable-growing kits funded by a donation from Pope Francis.
Photo: ©FAO/Alessandra Benedetti
Climate change poses an alarming threat to food systems and food security in the Pacific islands, warned leaders of nine small island developing states (SIDS), representatives of regional development bodies, New Zealand and Australia at a meeting chaired by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today. The meeting took place ahead of the Pacific leaders' participation at the UN Climate Conference COP23 in Bonn, and culminated in the leaders signing a joint statement – a call for action that they will take to COP23.
Photo: ©Chris Steele-Perkins/Magnum Photos for FAO
FAO launched a new sourcebook for how to implement “climate-smart” approaches to agriculture at the Agriculture Action Day on the sidelines of the COP23 climate summit in Bonn.
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