14 May 2015, Juba--- As the main planting season begins, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization is accelerating its efforts to get vital seeds, tools and other materials to some of south Sudan's most vulnerable farmers. In the last few days almost 100 tonnes of materials have been flow from the main capital of Juba, to the Greater Upper Nile region. So far, only one of those flights was able to land at its destination, before ongoing conflict forced partners and UN agencies to suspend activities.
13 May 2015, Rome--- The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization is teaming up with partners to help minimize risks to children exposed to pesticides used during agricultural production. Child labourers working in agriculture have an even greater risk. According to a “global estimates” report released by the International Labour Organization in 2012. One hundred and sixty-eight million girls and boys worldwide are in child labour. And 60 percent of the labour takes place in the agriculture sector. As part of a the work to promote safe agricultural practices worldwide a new tool is being released today as a way to (...)
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