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33,000 families to benefit from new agricultural production rehabilitation programme - World Bank supporting activities
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15-year campaign to wipe out sheep and goat plague to be launched
International pledging conference aims to raise billions for Syria and neighbouring host countries
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Transformational changes made under Director-General win members' full support
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva expressed hope that FAO's member countries would reach consensus this week on the agency's programme of work and budget prior to formal approval by the entire membership at the FAO Conference in June. The budget proposed for FAO's programme of work for 2016-2017 is $1.044 billion dollars.
Farmers in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of seeds and tools for the upcoming planting season in April to prevent further deterioration of the livelihoods of vulnerable populations in the conflict-stricken country, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.
Soil is a finite resource, meaning its loss and degradation is not recoverable within a human lifespan. As a core component of land resources, agricultural development and ecological sustainability, soil is the basis for food, feed, fuel and fibre production and for many critical ecosystem services.