26 August 2016, Rome - Experts from around the world will convene in Stockholm, Sweden from August 28th to Sept 2nd for the 2016 World Water Week. This year’s theme is "Water for Sustainable Growth". Among the top issues to be discussed are those concerning the role of water in global food security. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, agriculture - involving crops, livestock, fisheries, aquaculture and forestry - is both a cause and a casualty of water scarcity.
12 August 2016, Rome - Ethiopia has staved off the worst of El Niño's potential to devastate, but possible impacts of La Niña looming are large for the country. This is according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, which is calling for forty-five million dollars (USD) to help keep the Ethiopian agriculture sector on its feet. This latest call for support is based on a new humanitarian assessment that has been released for the country.
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