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Funding gap of $100 million is hampering fight against hunger in the Sahel
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Assistance worth € 8 million to target most vulnerable households
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Sustainable soil management essential for healthy soils and ecosystems
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Director-General takes stock of FAO's ongoing support to promote food security in Portuguese-speaking countries
Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species including fruit bats, FAO warned today.
UN food standards body the Codex Alimentarius Commission this week adopted new standards to protect consumer health worldwide, including setting out maximum acceptable levels of lead in infant formula and of arsenic in rice.
The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO.