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Hurricane Matthew struck blow to agriculture, 1.4 million people in need of food assistance
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Nearly one in three children regionwide suffers from stunting, new report says
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Voluntary guidelines target impacts of environmental degradation, promote sustainable agriculture in face of climate change
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FAO event focuses on ways to assist Colombia's comprehensive rural reform
The agricultural traditions and food culture of the Mediterranean region have long been looked to as an example of a healthy approach to eating, underpinned by vibrant rural economies. But new challenges are now raising questions about their future, according to a new book by FAO and the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies.
Soils and pulses are crucial tools to feed the growing population and combat climate change, especially when deployed together, according to a new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization released on World Soil Day.
FAO intends to create a new Department for Climate, Land and Water, a new Office of Chief Statistician and also appoint a new Deputy Director-General who will oversee the UN agency's work related to technical cooperation, resource mobilization, partnerships and South-South cooperation.