News archive 2017

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Colombia’s progress in using rural development as a tool to clinch peace after more than half a century of civil war can “fill the entire world with hope and knowledge,” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
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The initiative was developed jointly by FAO, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS).
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FAO and Germany celebrated 15 years of successful collaboration today, hailing the more than $129 million in special funds channeled to food security, right-to-food initiatives and nutrition programmes around the world through the BMEL and FAO’s Bilateral Trust Fund (BTF).
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Arab states must continue to seek innovations to overcome water scarcity in the face of climate change, said UN Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General José Graziano da Silva at an event co-hosted by the Arab League on the sidelines of FAO’s biennial Conference.
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While progress in combating the related scourges of poverty and hunger has been made in recent decades, these achievements are at risk of being reversed as conflict, population growth, climate change and changing dietary patterns, all pose new challenges, Graziano da Silva said.
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The number of hungry people in the world has increased since 2015, reversing years of progress, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told member states today at the opening of the agency’s biennial conference.
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The donation is aimed to back FAO’s work to improve food security, rural development and natural resource management in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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Youth employment should be at the centre of any strategy to face economic and demographic challenges in Africa, the FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a joint African Union-European Union meeting, hosted at the Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters in Rome.
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The FAO Conference is the organization’s highest governing body and sessions are held every two years. Here are nine things to know ahead of this year's Session.
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Soil pollution, mostly due to human activities that leave excess chemicals in the earth used to grow food, took center stage at the 5th Global Soil Partnership (GSP) Plenary Assembly held at FAO this week.