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"Countries need to promote a rural and structural transformation that fosters synergies between farm and non-farm activities and that reinforces" the linkages between rural areas and cities, Graziano da Silva said.
22-02-2018
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Maintaining productive, diverse and healthy forests is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals but this can only be accomplished through political will and concerted action across sectors, stakeholders and institutions at all levels, said the international conference on halting deforestation today.
22-02-2018
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The FAO-hosted International Conference on Halting Deforestation organised by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests aims to promote dialogue across sectors and stakeholder groups on how to collectively achieve the globally agreed targets of halting deforestation and increasing forest cover.
20-02-2018
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Faced with the infestation of millions of hectares of maize, most in the hands of smallholder farmers, and the relentless spread of Fall Armyworm (FAW) across most of Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched today a comprehensive guide on the integrated pest management of the FAW on maize.
16-02-2018
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The new partnerships will focus on a number of areas, particularly in developing countries, including agroecology, sustainable natural resources management in the context of climate change and agriculture innovation for family farmers.
16-02-2018
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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched a pilot project in Paris today to kick-start the practical application of the OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains with 30 leading enterprises.
16-02-2018
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FAO has, with more than 15 partner organizations, set up a Global Farmer Field School Knowledge Platform to facilitate access to best practices and specific expertise.
14-02-2018
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FAO and Spain’s Telefonica, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, have agreed to work together to leverage the use of cutting-edge digital technologies for agricultural development, food security and nutrition, and specifically, prepare and strengthen farmers in the face of extreme weather events related to climate change.
12-02-2018
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In a historic decision, countries today agreed on a set of draft Voluntary Guidelines on Marking Fishing Gear taking a big step forward towards cleaner seas and safer navigation. It is expected that the guidelines will receive final endorsement by FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI) in July 2018.
9-02-2018
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FAO has launched a humanitarian appeal asking for $1.06 billion to save lives and livelihoods and address acute hunger in 26 countries.
8-02-2018