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FAO Director-General addresses Astana Economic Forum
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New FAO report traces fisheries’ glass ceiling
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Planting season about to start - critical window of opportunity for local food production
With the help of a new training guide developed by FAO and the International Labour Organization (ILO), extension workers in Africa and elsewhere are engaging with rural communities to reduce children’s exposure to toxic pesticides used in farming.
The Eleventh Meeting of Southwest Pacific Ministers of Agriculture under the theme "Climate Smart Agriculture" has begun, with Papua New Guinea Deputy Prime Minister Leo Dion and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva highlighting some of the pressing issues affecting the countries in the region.
The G20 agriculture ministers noted "with great concern the significant extent of food loss and waste throughout food value chains" describing it as "a global problem of enormous economic, environmental and societal significance".