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Without peace there will be no food security, and without food security there will be no peace – that was the message of FAO's José Graziano da Silva for the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit. FAO also awarded Graça Machel with honorary membership of the FAO Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace.
24-09-2018
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FAO welcomes a new World Bank initiative to promote action against famines and is eager to contribute its own considerable tools and resources to make it a success, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said late Sunday
23-09-2018
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Ridding the world of wars is an essential step in eradicating hunger, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today. “Peace and the end of conflicts are fundamental in the battle against hunger, which is FAO’s constant goal,” he said in a statement to honor the International Day of Peace.
21-09-2018
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Some 39 countries, 31 of which are in Africa, seven in Asia and one in the Caribbean (Haiti), are in need of external food assistance, according to a new FAO report. It stresses that protracted conflicts, extreme weather events and displacement continue hampering food access for millions of vulnerable people.
20-09-2018
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Today, there are more than 919,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. These refugees as well as Bangladeshi host communities, at least 1.3 million people, rely on humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs.
18-09-2018
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With climate change poised to alter significantly the ability of many world regions to produce food, it is expected that international trade in agricultural products will have an increasingly important contribution to feeding the planet and responding to climate-related hunger flare-ups, says a new FAO report.
17-09-2018
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The Chemical Review Committee (CRC), a subsidiary body of the international Rotterdam Convention, recommended including four additional candidate chemicals
13-09-2018
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"Unfortunately, commodities and industrialized cheap food are much easier for international trade," Graziano da Silva said, addressing participants of a technical workshop on food safety and healthy diets organized by the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
12-09-2018
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New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 released today.
10-09-2018
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The decision to reaffirm this international political engagement and encourage resource partners to join the fight against the disease came at the global conference: Partnering and investing for a PPR-free world, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and hosted by the European Commission in Brussels.
7-09-2018