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FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has urged countries to unite behind a campaign to promote indigenous women’s rights and encourage their participation in policy discussions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger.
8-08-2018
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FAO's new corporate framework (Corporate Framework to support sustainable peace in the context of Agenda 2030) allowing the agency to transform its engagements in conflict-affected situations into strategic and evidence-based approaches geared to supporting sustainable peace, is now operational.
7-08-2018
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Global agricultural food commodity prices fell sharply in July, as all the major traded items posted notable declines, led by dairy and sugar. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 168.8 points, 3.7 percent below their June level, the biggest monthly drop since late last year.
2-08-2018
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Without adequate funding, new challenges such as droughts, floods, lean seasons or conflicts in crisis-affected countries could push millions of people into acute hunger and food insecurity, jeopardizing their well-being, lives and future, FAO warned in a new report published today.
1-08-2018
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Intervening early in countries predicted to be hit by natural disasters can prevent threats from becoming humanitarian emergencies, or can mitigate their impacts, according to a new report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)today.
26-07-2018
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Millions of small-scale farmers and foresters will be able to better protect their lands from the impacts of climate change, and improve their livelihoods thanks to renewed global efforts announced today on the sidelines of World Forest Week (COFO24).
20-07-2018
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FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva today urged heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) to keep the fight against hunger high in their national political agendas and continue working to combat the epidemic of obesity and overweight which both developed and developing countries face.
18-07-2018
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Countries are making significant steps in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR), but serious gaps remain and require urgent action, according to a report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
18-07-2018
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"Urgent action is needed to sustain and preserve the planet's forests in order to achieve our global goals," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said in a video message to the opening of the week-long Committee on Forestry meeting.
16-07-2018
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FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today reiterated his support to the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) in the implementation of their Regional Strategy for Food Security and Nutrition to eradicate hunger and ensure adequate food in the lusophone countries.
16-07-2018