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Sustainability is a “varied and complex” concept and applying it to the world’s food and farming systems requires working in integrated and multidisciplinary way, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at the launch of Sustainable Food and Agriculture: An Integrated Approach.
5-02-2019
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Accurate, comprehensive data/information on threats to livelihoods and households' food security status are critical to effectively target humanitarian assistance to where and when it is most needed.
4-02-2019
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FICO Foundation and FAO are joining forces to help raise public awareness, particularly among young people, on good nutrition practices, healthy diets and the need to curb food waste.
4-02-2019
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Japan has contributed over $8 million (JPY 891,000,000) to back FAO’s work on enhancing food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable households in conflict-ridden Yemen, which is facing the world's largest humanitarian crisis. The two-year project aims to reach about 200 000 conflict-affected Yemenis.
31-01-2019
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FMM’s three channels (RFI, France 24, Monte Carlo Doualiya), that regularly produce features and reports on themes related to food and agriculture and global health challenges, have recently broadcast, via their digital and TV platforms, FAO video spots.
30-01-2019
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A major focus on boosting the agricultural sectors in Africa is needed to ensure a better future for the continent’s youth who, if given the chance, can be the drivers of development, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said while inaugurating the Africa Center for Climate and Sustainable Development.
28-01-2019
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The situation in the eight places in the world with the highest number of people in need of emergency food support shows that the link between conflict and hunger remains all too persistent and deadly, according to a new report released today by FAO and WFP for the UN Security Council.
28-01-2019
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It is imperative to scale up policies and investments in the Middle East and North Africa to make water use in agriculture more sustainable and efficient and to ensure that all the people in the region have access to healthy diets, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
23-01-2019
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It’s time to accelerate innovation in the food and agriculture arenas and to do so in a way that aspires to make a difference to hundreds of millions of people rather than seize a headline,, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told agriculture ministers from more than 70 countries at a meeting in Berlin.
19-01-2019
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Investing in rural areas and agriculture is crucial to achieve prosperity in Africa and to guarantee the continent’s young people an alternative to migration, the FAO Director-General said today at the high level EU-African Alliance in Agriculture event in Berlin.
18-01-2019