28 April 2015, Rome-- The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization warned today that the maize harvest in Southern Africa is expected to shrink this year by approximately 26 per cent compared to 2014’s bumper crop. This would be a situation that could trigger food price increases and adversely impact recent food security gains.
27 April 2015, Rome--- A new online Pastoralist knowledge hub has been launched by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and its partners today. According to FAO, there are several hundred million pastoralists globally who manage the world’s rangelands. Despite their importance to food production and ecosystems, however, the agricultural practices and livelihoods of these often nomadic herders face a number of challenges.
24 April 2015, Rome--- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva addressed the Italian politicians on the dramatic impact of climate change on people's lives. This year's diplomatic agenda includes a new set of Sustainable Development Goals and the December Conference of the Parties (COP) summit organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Speaking in the Italian Parliament Mr. Graziano da Silva stressed the contribution of climate-related factors to intensified food insecurity for many of the world's most vulnerable people -- worsening situations that were already quite dramatic.
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