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Global Soil Partnership annual meeting focuses on “black soils” and data-sharing initiatives
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Rice production to drop by nearly 40 percent in 2017 - assisting farmers is critical to halt growing food insecurity
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More than 6 million people now facing hunger driven largely by conflict
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FAO provides seeds and fertilizer to more than one million people in planting season push
Years of conflict in Iraq has left 3.2 million people food insecure, including those who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. More than 3 million Iraqis remain displaced, putting pressure on the stretched resources of host communities. Another 240 000 Syrian refugees live in Iraq, 97 percent of whom are staying in communities or camps in northern Iraq.
FAO will work with the Rural Development Agency (RDA) to develop rural development plans and projects with a comprehensive territorial approach.
At an international seminar on drought organized by Iran, the Netherlands and FAO, speakers have called for renewed efforts to boost drought preparedness and build the resilience of farmers to extreme weather.