FAO in North America

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September 28th, 2015

SDG 2 from Commitment to Action: Addressing Global Hunger & Agriculture

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are country-owned, broad in scope and interconnected. SDG 2 on ‘ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition and promoting sustainable development’, in particular, strongly reflects the comprehensive Zero Hunger Challenge vision advocated by...

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July 27th, 2015

New initiative looks to bring soils into classrooms around the globe

"The ‘DIG IT - Secrets of Soil' project -- developed by NACD in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Soil Science Society of America -- has been highly successful in reaching U.S. students to help...

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June 29th, 2015

World Food Day Poster Contest

The World Food Day Poster Contest is one of the oldest FAO outreach projects involving students across the globe. Since its launch, the WFD poster contest has inspired thousands of children and young people like you to put their...

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June 15th, 2015

FAO Conference 39th Session

FAO's governing Conference closed a week-long session on June 13. View photos, videos, statements and documents from the historic meeting. 

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June 9th, 2015

Recognizing outstanding progress in fighting hunger

On 7 June 2015, FAO recognized the following countries for reaching the Millennium Development Goal 1 (MDG1) target: Angola, Bolivia, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Gabon, Laos, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Solomon Islands, Suriname and Uzbekistan.

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May 28th, 2015

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015

The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million – 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 – or around one person out of every nine, according to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report.

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May 21st, 2015

Coming May 27: The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015

Meeting the 2015 international hunger targets: taking stock of uneven progress

The new “UN hunger report” will both provide new figures for the number of chronically hungry people in the world as well as take stock of progress made towards...

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