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FAO training in Fall Armyworm mechanical control has helped family farmers in Kenya protect their crops from the devastating pest.
22-06-2018
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Food that ‘disappears’ from the food chain after harvest owing to spoilage could feed an estimated 48 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa. A project by FAO, the African Union and the Rockefeller Foundation aims to help countries drastically reduce these post-harvest losses by 2030.
21-06-2018
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The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Refugee Agency (UNHCR) launched today a new handbook to help restore forests in displacement-affected areas, where heavy reliance on woodfuel puts forests and woodlands in jeopardy.
20-06-2018
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Water pollution from unsustainable agricultural practices poses a serious risk to human health and the planet's ecosystems, a problem often underestimated by policymakers and farmers alike, cautions a new report from FAO and the International Water Management Institute.
20-06-2018
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Development is the only way to stop migration, President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger said today at a meeting with the FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva.
19-06-2018
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The Council of the European Union has stressed FAO’s role as a knowledge-based organization for sustainable agriculture as well as food security and nutrition. In a resolution the Council approved today it highlighted that “FAO has a substantial role to play in the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement.”
18-06-2018
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As of today, FAO will implement an Open Access policy, enabling maximal reach and ease of use for FAO knowledge products. FAO will apply a Creative Commons 3.0 IGO license to all eligible publications and documents published on its Web site.
18-06-2018
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The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near East and North Africa region. The agency said in a new report issued today that a more pro-active approach based on the principles of risk reduction is needed to build greater resilience to droughts.
15-06-2018
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Thanks to an initiative sponsored by Belgium's Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo – geared to promote innovation – FAO was granted two million euros to broaden its fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa and restore agricultural productive activity in Gaza.
14-06-2018
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The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and its Global Soil Partnership launched today a new programme to boost soil productivity and reduce soil degradation for greater food and nutrition security in Africa. The Afrisoils programme aims to increase soil productivity in 47 African countries by 30 percent, and reduce soil degradation by 25 percent in the next ten years.
13-06-2018
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