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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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January 26th, 2015

Policy Dialogue “Accelerating Progress to Overcome Malnutrition”

January 30, 2015, 12:15-1:45pm EST, IFPRI, 2033 K Street, NW, #400, Washington, DC 

Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Director-General and Coordinator for Economic and Social Development, FAO, Shenggan Fan, Director General, IFPRI and a panel of experts. Watch live!

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January 12th, 2015

2015 International Year of Soils

This year the spotlight turns to humanity's silent ally and the risks it faces.  Learn more!

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December 18th, 2014

FAO in the Field – Students Share Their Perspective

University students share their contributions and experiences working with FAO in the field. Read their stories in the FAO Washington Blog! It is sure to expand our understanding of the breadth and intricacies of FAO’s work at the country level,...

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December 4th, 2014

2015 International Year of Soils

The UN has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. FAO estimates that a third of all soils are degraded, due to erosion, compaction, soil sealing, salinization, soil organic matter and nutrient depletion, acidification, pollution and other processes caused by unsustainable...

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