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.
The World Expo has always been a showcase for state-of-the-art building, science and technology. Ever since the Eiffel Tower was constructed as the gateway to Paris’s World Fair of 1889 or the world’s first telephone was displayed at the Chicago World Fair of 1893, people have looked to the World Expo as a source of inspiration. The fair is a place of innovation, as the Austrian pavilion at this year’s World Expo in Milan demonstrates. As today (the 22nd of April) marks ‘Earth Day’, we take you inside the soon-to-be-opened EXPO site, to show you how the (...)
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