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The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) launched today the first voluntary guidelines for forest concessions in the tropics to make concessions more transparent, accountable and inclusive - all for the benefit of some of the poorest and most isolated communities in the world.
10-05-2018
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Global trade in food is essential for all countries, but the world’s trade and regulation rulebook needs to be rebooted with an eye to bolstering trade in food that is healthy and nutritious rather than simply cheap, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said while presenting an IFPRI report.
8-05-2018
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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an $8.3 million appeal to support Rohingya refugees and host populations - around 1.2 million people - in Bangladesh, as the onset of the cyclone season and monsoon rains is putting already vulnerable communities at even greater risk.
4-05-2018
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The heads of the International Organization for Migration and the Food and Agriculture Organization highlighted the importance of current negotiations of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, and of the Global Compact on Refugees, both due to be completed later this year.
3-05-2018
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The FAO Food Price Index remained broadly steady in April, averaging 173.5 points for the month, a tiny notch up from March and 2.7 percent higher than in the same month of 2017.
3-05-2018
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Soil pollution poses a worrisome threat to agricultural productivity, food safety, and human health, but far too little is known about the scale and severity of that threat, warns a new FAO report.
2-05-2018
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A new study - Strengthening sustainable food systems through geographical indications by FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - has found that food products linked to their place of origin are economically and socially beneficial to rural areas and promote sustainable development.
26-04-2018
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has urged countries attending an international pledging conference for Syria to invest in agriculture as an engine of stabilization and recovery.
24-04-2018
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A sustainable bioeconomy "is foremost about nature and the people who take care of and produce biomass". This means family farmers, forest people and fishers, who are also "holders of important knowledge on how to manage natural resources in a sustainable way."
20-04-2018
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Do we still have time to save our planet? That’s the question asked in The State of the Planet, a joint collection of publications presented today by FAO and Spanish daily EL PAÍS to explain, in a pedagogic fashion, the great challenges that humanity faces in the coming decades.
20-04-2018