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While hunger and malnutrition have fallen, overweight and obesity have greatly increased, especially among women and children.
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Once seen as a problem to be disposed of, municipal liquid waste is now being eyed as an option for addressing water scarcity
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Renewed commitment for protecting agriculture-based livelihoods in emergencies
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FAO targets pastoralists in southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño
Prices of major food commodities declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016, averaging 161.6 points for the year as a whole, some 1.5 percent below their 2015 levels. In December, the FAO Food Price Index averaged nearly 172 points, unchanged from November.
EU funds will be used to provide a better understanding of the magnitude of the current situation and avert a deepening crisis, while providing immediate agricultural support to more than 150 000 people to help them rapidly improve food production and nutrition.
Some 200 000 people from Mosul and across Iraq will be able to earn an income for the first time since the Islamic State of the Levant (ISIL) took parts of the area in 2014, thanks to a new FAO project that is restoring irrigation to 250 000 hectares of farmland.