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“When the floodwaters recede, it will be crucial that FAO get in fast”, said Olman Serrano, FAO’s Representative in Mozambique and coordinator of the Organization’s response to Tropical Cyclone Idai.
29-03-2019
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The latest numbers on how many people are facing acute hunger worldwide will be revealed on Tuesday, 2 April 2019, in Brussels at the high-level launch of this year’s edition of the Global Report on Food Crises.
26-03-2019
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The European Union has contributed new funding totalling $40.8 million to boost UN resilience-building work in Yemen. Interventions will target the most vulnerable community groups, including women, the unemployed, youth, marginalized minority groups, internally displaced persons and stressed host communities.
25-03-2019
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Chefs play an important role in inspiring people around the world to support sustainable food production, adopt healthy diets and avoid food waste. That was the central message of an event today hosted by FAO, UNESCO and the Government of France during "Goût de France" week currently being held in Paris.
22-03-2019
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With climate change and population growth putting increasing pressure on finite water resources, FAO is urging countries to step up efforts to increase water efficiency and provide access to safe water for all, as it marks World Water Day.
22-03-2019
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FAO marked International Day of Forests today by announcing two new forest education initiatives aimed at raising awareness among children and young people on the sustainable use and conservation of forests. The two projects, funded by Germany with over $2 million, will address major challenges in forestry education and will help increase understanding of forests among the general public.
21-03-2019
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Iceland today agreed to work closely together on programmes supporting the long-term conservation of living marine ecosystems and to unlock the potential of the world’s marine and freshwater ecosystems.
21-03-2019
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Joanna Toole was a committed fisheries officer who was passionate about helping to make the world a better place. We feel the loss deeply and extend our sympathies to her family.
11-03-2019
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Investing in innovation and research is key to ensuring the sustainability of date palm production, a valuable food and livelihood resource for millions of people in the Near East and North Africa FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva said today.
10-03-2019
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Addressing the Red Palm Weevil Donor Meeting in Abu Dhabi, Graziano da Silva thanked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) including Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister for Tolerance, for hosting the event.
9-03-2019