15 April 2015, Rome--- As the conflict escalates almost 11 million people in Yemen are severely food insecure. Millions more are at risk of not meeting their basic food needs. This is according to the latest food security assessment released by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. The report also indicates that approximately 10.6 million Yemenis are currently food insecure, as increasing conflict in nearly all major towns across the country drive food prices up and disrupts agricultural production. About 16 million out of 26 million people - more than half of Yemen’s population - is in need (...)
14 April, Rome/Daegeu--- Water will be a top issue this week for many. Governments and experts from approximately 200 nations worldwide, are expected to attend the 7th World Water Forum taking place in Daegue, Korea from April 12 to 17. The program for the Expo will address water challenges and issues around the world, as well as invite leaders and decision makers to explore solutions to water problems and push for political actions. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Water Forum have released a joint brief for policy makers working towards a water and food (...)
13 April 2015, Rome--- Norway and FAO have signed a new partnership agreement for approximately $4.5 million to help 13 developing countries monitor and report on their forest. The project is meant to facilitate access to data sources, as well as develop an easy-to-use platform for processing and interpreting this data.
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