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This updated brochure presents FAO’s work on food safety, highlighting its critical role across the four dimensions of food security – availability, access, utilization, and stability.
On May 29, FAO and IFAD launched the United Nations’ Decade of Family Farming and a Global Action Plan to boost support for family farmers, particularly in developing countries. The plan highlights the need to increase, among other things, family farmers’ access to social protection systems, finance, markets, training and income-generating opportunities.
A summary of the achievements of FAO’s resilience and emergency programmes in 2018, including increasing food production inSouth Sudan through the provision of 4 800 tonnes of seeds, and enhancing livelihoods in Somalia through the rehabilitation of infrastructure.
Launched in conjunction with the Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (15−17 May 2019), this paper argues that there are three main levers available to increase adoption of soil control measures: enhanced extension leading to voluntary adoption; regulation coupled with effective enforcement, and economic incentives.
If no action is taken, drug-resistant diseases could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050 and damage to the economy as catastrophic as the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, warns the UN Ad hoc Interagency Coordinating Group on Antimicrobial Resistance who released the report. By 2030, antimicrobial resistance could force up to 24 million people into extreme poverty.
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