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News, Publications & Announcements

June 2012
No sustainable development without eradication of hunger and extreme poverty
Joint statement by FAO, IFAD, WFP and Bioversity on Rio+20 Summit

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June 2012
Road to Rio: Improving energy use key challenge for world’s food systems
FAO advocates for energy-smart food systems during UN Conference on Sustainable Development

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May 2012
Global Agro-Ecological Zones

The new GAEZ Data Portal is an interactive data access facility, which not only provides free access to data and information and allows visualization of data, but also provides the user with various analysis outputs and download options. This portal is the result of 30 years of assessing agricultural resources and potential by FAO and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna.

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May 2012
Data portal aims to help unlock food production bottlenecks
FAO and IIASA launch online Global Agro-ecological Zones Interactive Data Portal

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May 2012
Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems International Forum in 2013 to be held in Japan
FAO welcomed proposal of the Ishikawa prefecture in Japan to host the meeting in 2013

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