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A big regional effort to bolster social protection policies in Latin America and the Caribbean is essential to lower rural poverty and reverse the recent uptick in hunger, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today.
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High levels of food insecurity persist in the world, due largely to conflicts and to adverse climatic shocks that are taking a toll, particularly in East Africa and the Near East, the new FAO Crop Prospects and Food Situation report notes. 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food.
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FAO has launched today a new online platform for reporting on the status and trends of the world’s forest resources. The platform enables countries to increase the efficiency of their reporting process and improve the consistency, reliability and transparency of forest data.
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Rising world prices for staple grains and dairy products more than offset lower prices for vegetable oils, leading global food commodity prices up in February. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 170.8 points in February, up 1.1 percent from the previous month and now just 2.7 percent below its year-ago level.
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The project, "Poverty, Reforestation, Energy and Climate Change (Pobreza, Reforestación, Energía y Cambio Climático - PROEZA)" consists of three components to be implemented over five years. Funding will stem from a $25 million GCF grant and $ 65.2 million of co-financing from the Government of Paraguay.
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Reduced harvests in Southern Africa are “foreseen to intensify food insecurity in 2018, increasing the number of people in need of assistance,” according to a new special Alert issued by FAO’s Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS).
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FAO and AgriCord, a global alliance of agri-agencies mandated by farmers’ organizations, are joining efforts to facilitate the engagement of family and smallholder farmers in decision making and policy dialogue, increase their institutional and organizational capacities and improve their access to markets and finance.
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More than 7 million people in South Sudan – almost two-thirds of the population – could become severely food insecure in the coming months without sustained humanitarian assistance and access, three United Nations agencies warned today.
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The international community needs to intervene more swiftly in humanitarian crises in ways that are also designed to support affected farmers, pastoralists, fishers and other food producers, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has told an international conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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FAO's new Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Crop Wild Relatives and Wild Food Plants outline how to craft technical rules and shepherd them into implementation and will help governments meet their international commitments.