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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.
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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).
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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The Government of Kuwait has contributed $5 million to FAO’s work to deliver emergency agricultural interventions and improve food security and nutrition in Yemen which is facing the world’s largest food security crisis.
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The International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (WorldFish) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today agreed to boost their efforts to build the resilience of fishers and small-scale fish farmers, promote sustainable aquaculture, and improve fish value chains.
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Food imports are placing an increasing burden on the world’s poorest countries, a new FAO report says. The world food import bill has broadly tripled since 2000 to reach $1.43 trillion, while it has risen around fivefold for countries that are the most vulnerable to food shortages.
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New analysis and modelling released today by FAO and more than 100 collaborating scientists projects that by 2050 climate change will have altered the productivity of many of the planet's marine and freshwater fisheries, affecting the livelihoods of millions of the worlds' poorest people.