25 July 2014, Rome --- The United Nations are calling on the international donor community to renew a commitment to fight food insecurity. Increased efforts need to be boosted in the Sahel in order to strengthen the livelihoods and enhance the resilience of poor and very poor households in the affected areas.
24 July 2014, Rome -- Today in Rome, FAO member countries have endorsed a global action plan to stop the escalating degradation of soils. The Global Soil Partnership has endorsed a series of action plans at its plenary assembly in order to safeguard soil resources, which provide the basis for global agricultural production. According to experts, urgent action is required to improve the health of the world’s limited soil resources.
22 July 2014, Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning that increased efforts are needed to improve awareness in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species, including fruit bats. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to contain the world’s deadliest recorded outbreak of the virus, which is transmitted by direct contact with the blood and body fluids of infected people as well as infected animals. The West African epidemic is thought to have started when the virus crossed over from infected wildlife into the (...)
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