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Launch-Global Report on Food Crises 2018
22 March 2018, Rome
--- The Global Report on Food Crises 2018 has been launched today at FAO headquarters, in Rome, with the participation of the Executive Secretary, Permanent Interstate Committee for drought control in the Sahel (CILSS); Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, European Union (EU); Director-General, FAO; Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD); and Executive Director, WFP.
On this occasion, an opportunity for an update on the latest situation in the Sahel region, focusing on the impact of crises on the lives and livelihoods of pastoralists, was also provided.
Global Report on Food Crises 2018
22 March 2018, Rome
- A new report out today sounds the alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger. Some 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity during 2017 -- 11 million more people than the year before – according to the latest edition of the Global Report on Food Crises.
The increase is largely attributable to new or intensified conflict and insecurity in Myanmar, north-east Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Yemen. Prolonged drought conditions also resulted in consecutive poor harvests in countries already facing high levels of food insecurity and malnutrition (...)
International Day of Forests 2018
21 March 2018, Rome
- Investing in green spaces can help transform cities into more sustainable, resilient, healthy, equitable and pleasant places to live, said FAO ahead of the International Day of Forests (21 March 2018). More than half the world's population now lives in cities, and by 2050 almost 70 percent of the world will be urbanized. Although cities occupy only three percent of the Earth's surface, they consume 78 percent of energy and emit 60 percent of carbon dioxide.
Many cities are already demonstrating their commitments to a more sustainable future and there are many excellent examples of green (...)
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8th World Water Forum in Brasilia
New FAO study urges avoiding "mutual aggravation" of links between water scarcity and migration.
U.S.-FAO partnership: tackling animal disease threats
USAID and FAO partnership: Over 5,300 veterinary professionals in 25 countries trained in just one year.
USAID and FAO partnership: pre-empting the
A United States-FAO partnership working to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to manage outbreaks of diseases in farm animals has in just 12 months succeeded in training over 5 300 veteri (...)
IWD 2018: Gender and ICTs
Information and communications technologies are essential to the empowerment and success of poor rural women.
35th Regional Conference - LARC35
Eradicating all forms of malnutrition is the goal, Graziano da Silva tells Regional Conference.
FAO launches complete guide to tackle
Faced with the infestation of millions of hectares of maize, most in the hands of smallholder farmers, and the relentless spread of Fall Armyworm (FAW) across most of Africa, the UN Food and Agricultu (...)