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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.
The UN Decade of Family Farming is an "extraordinary opportunity" to advance public policies that allow the development of family farming and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
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FAO’s new Cereal Supply and Demand Brief projects that the stocks-to-use ratio, a proxy for global supply buffers, is expected to rise to its highest level in 16 years. FAO’s Food Price Index was nearly unchanged in January.
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Food insecurity in conflict-stricken countries continues to deteriorate, meaning humanitarian efforts to provide affected communities with food relief and livelihood support remain extremely critical, FAO and WFP have told the UN Security Council.
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Hunger-fighting initiatives in Africa need to be deepened and broadened to put the continent back on track to eliminating the scourge of undernutrition, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today told heads of state and government gathered here for the African Union (AU) summit.
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The Summit of the African Union is an important event that brings leaders together to discuss issues vital to the continent’s progress and prosperity. In that framework, several events related to ending hunger and boosting nutrition will be held on the margins of the Summit.
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In view of the co-chairmanship of the Global Migration Group (GMG) in 2018 and to further strengthen their collaboration, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today.
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The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $7.5 million to roll out a critically needed emergency livestock vaccination campaign in South Sudan.
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The livestock sector is a mainstay for food security and rural livelihoods and the international community must work together to make sure it achieves its potential contribution to sustainable development, Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said at the 10th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin.
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Progress in the fight against hunger and extreme poverty hinges on eliminating the “triple discrimination” faced by indigenous women, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva told participants from a dozen countries at the Forum on Indigenous Women in Mexico City.