09 July 2014, Rome – In 2004, an FAO project to equip small fishing communities with the tools and know-how to dry fish on raised racks, was implemented along the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Burundi. Ten years later the project is seen to be a great success and the impact was seen across the continent.
3 July 2014, Rome – The FAO Food Price Index was down for a third consecutive month in June. This decline was mostly influenced by lower wheat, maize and palm oil prices that reflected ample supplies and improved global production prospects for these commodities. The Food Price Index, based on the prices of a basket of internationally-traded food commodities, averaged 206.0 points in June 2014, down 3.8 points (1.8 percent) from May and nearly 6 points (2.8 percent) below the June 2013 level. The index had risen to a ten-month high of 213 points in March 2014, but fell in (...)
30 June 2014-- The Committee on Forestry met at FAO headquarters from 23-27 June at FAO headquarters in Rome. A number of representatives from Civil Society were present to attend the conference and side events. Some representatives were able to stop by the FAO studios to share their thoughts on what they feel are priority issues in the Forestry sector and their thoughts on the week’s events.
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