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New projections on agricultural production, expected developments in the global commodities and food trade, with a feature on the Latin America and the Caribbean region
3-07-2019
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A joint action program to promote rural development and the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger so that migration becomes an option and not a necessity, is the objective of a High-level meeting on migration, development and food security in Mesoamerica that kicked-off in Mexico City today.
2-07-2019
Journalists are invited to attend a press conference on the latest edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World which is being launched on Monday 15 July 2019 at UN Headquarters in New York.
2-07-2019
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There is a growing realization that food and agriculture must play a vital part in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and that in this context, FAO provides a neutral forum to address global issues of transboundary dimensions, the UN agency’s Director-General, José Graziano da Silva said today.
28-06-2019
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Countries in the Arab region need to set up policies supporting local food production and improve their governance of natural resources if hunger is to be eradicated from the Near East and North Africa by 2030.
27-06-2019
Photo: ©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto
Government ministries in Pakistan and Rwanda, a group of Spanish journalists, a Norwegian research vessel, a group of current and former parliamentarians in Chile, and FAO field staff have been recognized at today’s FAO Awards ceremony, held on the sidelines of the 41st FAO Conference.
26-06-2019
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Despite the heterogeneity of the region, there is one common challenge related to food security that is present in all countries of Europe and Central Asia - “the triple burden of malnutrition,” representatives of FAO Member Countries heard today at a special event on the sidelines of the UN Agency's Conference.
26-06-2019
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Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger has slowed in Asia and the Pacific despite strong economic advances, highlighting the need for concerted policy actions to tackle the increasing complex nature of challenges ahead, Member Countries were told during a side event at FAO Conference.
25-06-2019
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Small freshwater fish around Africa offer a large and neglected opportunity to boost food and nutrition security, according to a new FAO working paper investigating an array of species and related livelihoods that too often are undervalued.
25-06-2019
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Political will is the fundamental and necessary ingredient to eradicate hunger and all forms of malnutrition - including overweight and obesity - in Latin America and the Caribbean, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
25-06-2019