News archive 2020

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More than 3 billion people live in agricultural areas with high to very high levels of water shortages and scarcity, and freshwater resources per person have declined by more than 20 percent over the past two decades, FAO's SOFA 2020 report says.
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Global leaders called today for an urgent action to transform agri-food systems to make them more sustainable and resilient in the face of COVID-19 pandemic and other crises, and ensure that everyone has access to affordable, healthy and nutritious food.
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Speaking at the G20 Leaders' Summit hosted virtually by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qu Dongyu acknowledged the concrete efforts made so far by G20 members to keep food supply chains alive and food trade flowing amid the pandemic, and encouraged countries to continue using trade "to boost farmers' productivity, income and sustainability."
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The heads of the the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO) today launched the new One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance.
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A new five-year partnership signed today between the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR)and FAO aims to scale up the possibilities of bamboo and rattan to reduce rural poverty and increase carbon sequestration.
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This World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November), the Organization highlights that everyone has a role to play to combat AMR, including stakeholders across the food and agriculture sectors, and rolls out recommendations to curb the spread of AMR.
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FAO has helped Argentina, Guatemala and Sudan obtain $82 million, $66.6 million and $10 million respectively to combat deforestation and boost resilience of the vulnerable communities to climate change.
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Global trade in food products has proven remarkably resilient during the pandemic, with developing countries even managing to increase export revenues, according to FAO's new Food Outlook.
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The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today called on local governments to make agri-food systems and green spaces part of their plans, policies and actions to make cities more sustainable and inclusive, as well as to create jobs and promote youth engagement, built on a “green industry, a green environment, green products and a green way of lifestyle,” he said.
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The Global Food Security Cluster (gFSC), which coordinates life-saving food and livelihoods assistance to people hit by crises, turns 10 this year and marked the anniversary at its bi-annual meeting of global partners held virtually today, with the participation of the FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu, the WFP Deputy-Executive Director Amir Abdulla and gFSC partners from NGOs and academia.
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