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The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has provided FAO with a grant of nearly $35 million for this work, while the provincial governments of Punjab and Sindh have committed an additional $12.7 million in co-financing to be managed by FAO.
7-07-2019
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The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly traded food commodities, averaged 173 points in June, down 0.3 percent from May.
4-07-2019
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Some 41 countries, of which 31 are in Africa, continue to be in need of external assistance for food, according to the FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today.
4-07-2019
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
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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