23 March 2015, Rome--- Farmers in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of seeds and tools for the upcoming April planting season. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization warned today that these resources are required in order to prevent further deterioration of the livelihoods of vulnerable populations in the conflict-stricken country. Some 1.5 million people are currently food insecure in the country and this figure is likely to rise if immediate support not be provided.
20 March 2015, Rome--- Forests host and safeguard the planet’s biodiversity and act as our natural defense against climate change. The theme of the 2015 International Day of Forests (IDF) is “Forests-Climate Change”, chosen purposely to highlight the ways in which forests and climate change are linked, and to rally global support for greater action and change. The event presents important findings on the role of forests in climate change mitigation, based on data from FAO’s Global Forest Resources Assessment and the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
20 March 2015, Rome--- According to a new report released by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, carbon emissions from forests dropped by 25% between 2001-2015. Better forest management and slowdown in deforestation contributed to a reduction in emissions. With this positive news, there is also information highlighting possible areas of concern. The news figures also show that emissions from forest degradation are going up.
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