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Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day farm operations.
14-11-2018
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FAO, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and World Health Organization (WHO) have expanded their partnership to counter antimicrobial resistance through the addition of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The move is intended to attack AMR in a more holistic way.
12-11-2018
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70 panelists and more than 150 attendees from 40 countries reviewed evidence and discussed strategies at a high-level expert seminar held to explore ways to build on traditional knowledge to achieve Zero Hunger, organized by FAO and UNESCO
9-11-2018
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The brief, Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets, points out that poor-quality diets are now a greater public health threat than malaria, tuberculosis or measles. Meanwhile, approximately one third of all the food produced for human consumption never reaches the consumer's plate or bowl.
7-11-2018
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Hunger, malnutrition, lack of micronutrients, overweight and obesity have greater impact on people with lower income, women, indigenous people, Afro-descendants and rural families in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new UN report.
7-11-2018
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Declining agricultural commodity prices will ease the bill the world’s poorest countries pay for food imports, although the rising U.S. dollar poses “serious concerns”, FAO's Food Outlook says. Worldwide food imports are likely to reach $1.467 trillion in 2018, 3.0 percent above the previous year’s level.
6-11-2018
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The international community is failing to end hunger, evidenced by the tragic crisis in Yemen, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) José Graziano da Silva told a high-level briefing on food insecurity to Member States at the United Nations in New York.
6-11-2018
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The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a recovery programme to help more than 70 000 Indonesian farmers and fishers grow food and fish again following a series of disasters that just over a month ago devastated their lives. The country’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, a tsunami and then landslides wracked havoc on people’s homes and lands, and caused widespread loss of life and displacement.
5-11-2018
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Government representatives attending the Ministerial Forum on South-South Cooperation in Agriculture, held in China, have today committed to greater South-South cooperation on agriculture and rural development to increase momentum towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger.
2-11-2018
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The warning came during the launch of a new regional report revealing that the reduction in the number of hungry and malnourished people - including children - has come to a virtual standstill in many parts of Asia and the Pacific.
2-11-2018
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