Council of the European Union stresses close cooperation with FAO on climate, food waste, antibiotics resistance
New policy facilitates and promotes access to a wealth of knowledge for all
FAO report calls for a more pro-active and long-term planning to become more resilient against droughts
Digital applications to manage Fall Armyworm in Africa and a solar irrigation scheme for farmers in Gaza

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New programme to boost soil productivity and reduce soil degradation in Africa

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and its Global Soil Partnership launched today a new programme to boost soil productivity and reduce soil degradation for greater food and nutrition security in Africa. The Afrisoils programme aims to increase soil productivity in 47 African countries by 30 percent, and reduce soil degradation by 25 percent in the next ten years.


Child labour in agriculture is on the rise, driven by conflict and disasters

After years of steady decline, child labour in agriculture has started to rise again in recent years driven in part by an increase in conflicts and climate-induced disasters. This worrisome trend, not only threatens the wellbeing of millions of children, but also undermines efforts to end global hunger and poverty, warned FAO today as it observed World Day Against Child Labour.


FAO helps countries lay the groundwork for climate-resilient initiatives

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization is supporting ten projects in countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and South America to lay the groundwork for climate-resilient adaptation initiatives, funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF)’s Readiness Programme.