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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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May 13th, 2015

Food waste & loss – the blind spot in the fight against hunger

7 tips you can use to reduce wasted food


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April 27th, 2015

Roundtable Discussion with FAO's Chief Veterinary Officer

On the future impact of projected growth in global demand for livestock and livestock products on animal health, pandemic disease, and food and nutrition security

 Topics include the Global Health Security Agenda, One Health, Livestock and Climate Change, and Food...

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March 17th, 2015

Sustainably Managed Forests are the Frontline Against Climate Change

March 21 is the International Day of Forests



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February 26th, 2015

Assessment highlights results gained by working more strategically with member countries

A newly released report highlights the depth and breadth of the transformational changes taking place across the Organization. The 2014 Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) report finds that FAO has taken concrete measures and demonstrated strong executive leadership to...

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February 17th, 2015

Universities students pushing on towards the next decade to end hunger in our lifetime

University students will gather this week at the University of Guelph in Ontario to bolster their efforts to end hunger at the 10th annual UFWH Hunger Summit. FAO-LOW Director, Ajay Markanday, will discuss the future challenges for world food security.


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