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September 2013
Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity – new FAO report
Direct economic costs of $750 billion annually – Better policies required, and “success stories” need to be scaled up and replicated

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July 2013
Stocktaking Landscape Initiatives work by FAO and Partners

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June 2013
World’s gene pool crucial for survival

CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE for sustainable production intensification

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April 2013
World’s gene pool crucial for survival
On 30th anniversary of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, FAO underlines the urgency of safeguarding key genes that will help weather the shocks of climate change

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March 2013
UN lays foundations for more drought resilient societies
Meeting urges disaster risk reduction instead of crisis management

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March 2013
United Nations launches concerted push for effective drought policies
Need to focus on building resilience and reducing risks

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December 2012
Neglected crops need a rethink - can help world face the food security challenges of the future, says Graziano da Silva
"We must not lose track of our agricultural and culinary roots, nor the lore and wisdom of our ancestors," says FAO chief

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November 2012
Women are main guardians of crucial livestock diversity
New study argues that to succeed, breed conservation efforts must empower women

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August 2012
Recurring droughts highlight need to better manage water resources, safeguard food security
New FAO framework launched

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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
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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May 2012
Countries adopt global guidelines on land tenure
Historic international agreement on how tenure and access rights to land, fisheries, forests should be handled

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April 2012
A Compilation of Tools and Methodologies to Assess the Sustainability of Modern Bioenergy
Environment and Natural Resources Working Paper 51

The FAO’s Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) project has compiled a set of thirty relevant and methodologies that can be used assess, during both planning and monitoring,the main environmental and socioeconomic impacts of bioenergy. The results can development of a sustainable bioenergy sustainable operations. Modern bioenergy development, through its environmental and socio-economic impacts, may have positive or negative effects (both direct and indirect) on the four dimensions of food security: availability, access, utilization and stability. For instance, bioenergy may create new employment and incomegenerating opportunities, with positive effects on people’s access to food. At the same time, if good practices are not implemented,bioenergy production may lead to negative impacts, for example,on the productive capacity of land or on water availability and quality, with negative repercussions for food security.

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March 2012
Success in hunger fight hinges on better use of water
On World Water Day, UN community says better management of finite water resources is key to feeding the world

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March 2012
Consensus reached on guidelines for land tenure and access to fisheries and forests
Negotiating group sends text to Committee on World Food Security for final approval

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March 2012
New tools help countries harness the potential of bioenergy, avoid pitfalls
FAO project helps policymakers maximize benefits for rural communities, prevent food security impacts

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January 2012
Energy-smart” food systems needed to address energy and food security in a sustainable way
World Future Energy Summit

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December 2011
Corruption undermining land access, development
FAO and Transparency International release working paper, call for improved governance

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December 2011
FAO moves to halt plant genetic erosion
New impetus for global plant diversity

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November 2011
"Energy-smart" agriculture needed to escape fossil fuel trap
FAO paper published during UN Climate Change Conference highlights how food sector can tackle energy challenges to safeguard a food-secure future

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November 2011
Scarcity and degradation of land and water: growing threat to food security
New FAO report profiles the state of the natural resource base upon which world food production depends

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November 2011
Agriculture key to addressing future water and energy needs
But holistic policy approaches, integrated planning, more attention to smallholder farmers needed

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October 2011
FAO-Italy project seeks to head off future problems in the Nile Basin
New information on agricultural water use will support better planning, prevent future food insecurity

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September 2011
Global Soil Partnership for Food Security launched at FAO
Agriculture should be placed front and centre at upcoming meeting of UN Climate Change Convention

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September 2011
Global Soil Partnership for Food Security launched at FAO
New effort to assure soils future generations

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August 2011
Water is key to food security
Q&A with FAO Assistant Director-General for Natural Resources, Alexander Mueller

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July 2011
Reforming forest tenure systems
Forest ownership rights can improve peoples’ livelihoods

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June 2011
Climate change: major impacts on water for farming
New FAO survey sums up current scientific understanding of impacts, highlights knowledge gaps and areas for attention

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May 2011
New tool for weighing pros and cons of bioenergy
FAO-developed methodology offers policymakers a way to evaluate potential benefits of growing energy crops, avoid pitfalls

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May 2011
FAO head warns on land-grabbing
Foreign investment as tool for development

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May 2011
Growing number of mega-fires may contribute to global warming
FAO calls for wildfire emissions monitoring and comprehensive fire management strategies

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April 2011
Finding common ground against weak governance
e-consultation Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources

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April 2011
Forests and climate change in the Mediterranean Forests and climate change in the Mediterranean
New partnership established to address threats to forests

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March 2011
Innovations in water management needed to sustain cities
On World Water Day, FAO stresses need to ensure adequate water supplies to swelling urban populations

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February 2011
Reducing poverty by growing fuel and food
New FAO study shows integrated food and energy crops work for poor farmers

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February 2011
Assessing agriculture's potential to mitigate global warming
Norway and Germany support FAO's work to fill data gaps on greenhouse gas emissions, create planning tools

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December 2010
Germany supports food security and climate-smart agriculture
Focus on local foods to enrich children’s diets, sisal promotion and climate change mitigation

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December 2010
Reducing hunger through climate-smart agriculture
FAO Director-General stresses key role of agriculture and forestry in tackling climate change at UN Climate Change Conference

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December 2010
Countries meet to boost Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources
Ground-breaking benefit-sharing fund will help conserve and utilize threatened plant species

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December 2010
FAO Water Bulletin
Trade deals can help, but investment in domestic production remains crucial

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December 2010
FAO Water Bulletin
Issue 1

The first issue of the FAO Water Bulletin is now online. This issue examines examines water management needs for urban and peri-urban horticulture, a new project on groundwater governance and highlights upcoming events and meetings related to water.

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December 2010
Funding gaps for climate change adaptation a threat to food supplies
More financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing world agriculture needed

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December 2010
Gardens of Biodiversity
New FAO book celebrating traditional food production in the Southern Caucasus

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November 2010
FAO receives top award for forest fire protection
Spanish NGO awards Agency’s Forestry Department with “El Batefuegos de Oro”

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November 2010
From around the world, lessons in 'climate smart' agriculture
New FAO website offer examples of how farming can prepare for a warmer world, reduce emissions

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October 2010
Agriculture needs to become 'climate-smart'
But current options for financing and development assistance fall far short

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October 2010
Crop biodiversity: use it or lose it
FAO launches 2nd State of the World’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture report

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September 2010
The safe use of wastewater in agriculture offers multiple benefits
Reduced costs for farmers and cities and improved water quality

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August 2010
FAO launches NASA-developed fire monitoring system
Will help countries to detect fire hotspots in real time

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August 2010
Hotter nights threaten food security - rice at risk
Climate change temperature increases will affect rice yields

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July 2010
Jatropha - a bioenergy crop for the poor
FAO/IFAD review anti-poverty potential of jatropha development

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June 2010
Alternatives to large land acquisitions in developing nations
New report analyses how partnerships benefit both big investors and small farmers

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June 2010
FAO urges early action on climate change responses
Agriculture can be part of solutions

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May 2010
Climate change threat to Africa
Adaptation a priority

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April 2010
FAO steps up aid to Sahel pastoralists
Poor rains impact food production in Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mali

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April 2010
New FAO report assesses dairy greenhouse gas emissions
Study covers the global dairy business from nomadic herds to intensified dairy plants

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April 2010
Enlisting communities in wildfire prevention
FAO publishes new version of handbook on wildland fire management

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March 2010
Africa organic export drive
African farmers take advantage of niche sectors on international markets

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February 2010
Tools of recovery in Haiti
FAO clears blocked irrigation canals in earthquake-hit Léogâne

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February 2010
Support to affordable land administration
Finland and FAO engaged to develop open source land registration software

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January 2010
Haiti’s post-earthquake rehabilitation begins with farmers
Priority is spring planting season as thousands flee, food prices rise

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January 2010
Fighting climate change with grasslands
Vast potential seen in pastures

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December 2009
Fisheries and aquaculture: multiple risks from climate change
FAO report predicts "an ocean of change" for fishers and fish farmers

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December 2009
New climate change measurement agreement signed
Brazilian space institute and FAO partner to monitor GHGs

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December 2009
FAO launches new climate change mitigation programme
Finland is the first country to contribute

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December 2009
Addressing climate change and food security together
Opportunities in agriculture should not be missed - FAO publishes policy brief

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November 2009
Food security in the Pacific at risk due to climate change
FAO publishes policy brief for Copenhagen

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November 2009
FAO Summit boosts agriculture to end hunger
Step forward to hunger-free world

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November 2009
World Summit on Food Security begins
Webcasting from FAO

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November 2009
Renewed commitment to end hunger
Summit declaration vows better governance, increased investment and proactive climate change strategy

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November 2009
FAO and IDB in $1 billion agreement
Investment will spur agriculture in poor countries

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November 2009
FAO Head starts hunger strike
Will be joined by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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November 2009
World Summit on Food Security opens Monday
Over 60 heads of State and Government are planning to attend

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November 2009
Promoting climate-smart agriculture
Report explores mutual benefits, trade-offs in tackling hunger and climate change

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October 2009
FAO targets land tenure
Land ownership laws a key instrument in fighting hunger

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October 2009
Global forest monitoring to help mitigate climate change
Emissions from deforestation and forest degradation must be reduced

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October 2009
Lake Chad facing humanitarian disaster
Shrinking water resources are threatening people and livelihoods - FAO calls for urgent interventions

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October 2009
Healthy oceans new key to combating climate change
Action needed to maintain and restore 'blue carbon' sinks warn three UN agencies

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October 2009
On horizon 2050 - billions needed for agriculture
Diouf opens High-Level Forum on food’s future

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October 2009
On horizon 2050 - billions needed for agriculture
High-level forum to weigh investment needs

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September 2009
2050: Climate change will worsen the plight of the poor
Future of agriculture and food security closely linked to climate change

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September 2009
REDD: North-South Agreement for New Emissions Reduction Mechanism
High level event on forests and climate change supports emissions reduction mechanism

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September 2009
Third World Climate Conference
Geneva meeting to examine vital role of climate information and prediction

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July 2009
FAO initiates debate on declaration for World Summit on Food Security
Calls for eradication of hunger by 2025 and for more investment in agriculture

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July 2009
Saudi Arabia to fund FAO World Food Security Summit
November meeting to discuss eradication of hunger

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July 2009
Rural makeover in the Balkans
FAO-World Bank study explores the changing face of rural space in the Balkans

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June 2009
Reward for conserving crops
Climate change mitigation from agriculture could also benefit hunger and poverty reduction

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June 2009
Reward for conserving crops
11 projects announced in Tunis to receive grants from treaty on food plant genes

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June 2009
First fruits of plant gene pact
Delegates from 120 nations in Tunis to share benefits of treaty on food plant genes

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June 2009
Climate change talks mustn't forget fisheries
Responses to climate change must protect aquatic ecosystems, fisheries and aquaculture — and make the most of them

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May 2009
Land acquisitions in Africa pose risks for poor
First detailed study of phenomenon warns of impacts to rural communities, but notes possible benefits as well

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May 2009
Bill Gates, FAO chief ponder anti-hunger fight
Agriculture key as hungry approach 1 billion worldwide

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April 2009
Diouf: world must seize chance to boost agriculture
High food prices not just threat but opportunity

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April 2009
Study shows bioenergy benefits for rural poor
Small-scale projects scrutinised from jatropha electrification in Mali to animal waste biogas in Vietnam

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April 2009
Climate change talks should include farmers
Agriculture in developing countries could play crucial role in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions

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March 2009
World fisheries must prepare for climate change
FAO releases new "State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture" report

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January 2009
Moving closer to a global plan of action for water
International meeting to prepare for next World Water Forum

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December 2008
Africa to develop its water resources for agriculture, energy
Water key to eradicating hunger and poverty

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December 2008
Irrigation key for Africa’s food security – Diouf
Urges Global “Early Reaction Fund” for countries in crisis

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December 2008
Forestry takes on the climate change challenge
Global organizations team up to ensure contribution of forests

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December 2008
Farms and forests can fight climate change
Incentives needed in developing countries

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December 2008
New German funds for anti-hunger projects
$14.2 million pledged for food security, forestry and biofuel initiatives

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December 2008
Pacific: climate change threatens food security
Bolstering food systems to avoid dramatic economic losses

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August 2008
Indigenous peoples threatened by climate change
World day highlights fundamental role of indigenous peoples in food security

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July 2008
New global soil database
Soil database win-win options for climate change mitigation and food production

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July 2008
Land degradation on the rise
One fourth of the world’s population affected, says new study

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June 2008
Food Summit calls for more investment in agriculture
Poor countries need special assistance to weather food price shocks

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June 2008
Renewed financial effort in fight on hunger
Countries increase commitment at Rome Food Summit

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June 2008
FAO initiative helps small farmers increase food production
Growers in some of the world's poorest countries targeted for help

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June 2008
Boosting Food Production in Africa’s "Breadbasket Areas"
New Collaboration among Rome-based UN Agencies and AGRA

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June 2008
The world only needs 30 billion dollars a year to eradicate the scourge of hunger
Time for talk over - Action needed

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May 2008
Maps and atlases on agriculture in Myanmar
New FAO website offers access to Digital Agricultural Atlas

FAO has launched a new website offering a wide range of data and information tools on agriculture in Myanmar.

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May 2008
Biodiversity to curb world's food insecurity
Global conference on biological diversity in Bonn

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April 2008
Large-scale biofuel production may increase marginalization of women
New study on biofuel production focuses on gender

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April 2008
A major boost to preparations for the FAO Summit on food security
Brazilian President Lula confirms his presence

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April 2008
Urgent measures required to reduce impact of high food prices on the poor
UN agency chiefs highlight role of agro-industries

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March 2008
EBRD and FAO call for bold steps to contain soaring food prices
Moves needed now to unlock unused agricultural potential in Eastern Europe

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March 2008
Climate change a further challenge for gender equity
How men and women farmers are differently affected

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March 2008
Agriculture in the Near East likely to suffer from climate change
The hungry and poor will be mostly affected – FAO meeting debates impact on the region

Agriculture in the Near East is likely to suffer losses because of high temperature, droughts, floods and soil degradation threatening the food security of many countries, FAO said today.

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February 2008
“Biodiversity is vital for human survival and livelihoods,”
FAO Deputy Director-General says James G. Butler calls for “urgent remedial action” against hunger and rural poverty

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February 2008
FAO unveils new bioenergy assessment tool
Weighs impact on food security

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December 2007
Arsenic threat in rice
Reducing arsenic levels in rice through improved irrigation practices

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December 2007
Rome UN Agencies urge immediate climate action to avert hunger
FAO Director-General announces High-Level Conference

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December 2007
Climate change causing species disappearance in mountain areas
Fresh water, animal and plant species threatened

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December 2007
Organic agriculture can contribute to fighting hunger
But chemical fertilizers needed to feed the world

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December 2007
Climate change: focussing on how the vulnerable can cope
FAO pilots emerging strategies to alleviate weather-related consequences

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December 2007
Education for rural people: 11 African countries join forces to meet the challenge
Synergies identified at a meeting in Rome

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November 2007
Opportunities and risks of wood energy production
Greenhouse gas emissions and poverty could be reduced, deforestation could increase

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November 2007
Paying farmers to protect the environment?Paying farmers to protect the environment?
FAO publishes The State of Food and Agriculture 2007

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November 2007
Bioenergy growth must be carefully managed
Global Bioenergy Partnership publishes report on bioenergy in G8 plus five countries

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October 2007
International plant gene pool becomes operational
Multilateral system boosts the exchange of plant genetic material

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October 2007
Call for more strategic approach to mountain development
Big picture strategy needed to tackle chronic underdevelopment and new challenges like climate change

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September 2007
Global plan of action for animal genetic resources adopted
Agreement reached on implementation and financing provisions

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September 2007
Living with climate change
Adaptation strategies needed to build resilience

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September 2007
FAO sounds alarm on loss of livestock breeds
Calls for urgent action to better manage and use farm animal resources, safeguard world food supply

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August 2007
Climate change likely to increase risk of hunger
Industrialized countries could gain in production potential, developing countries may lose

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July 2007
Benefits and limits of an important biotech tool
FAO publishes study on marker-assisted selection

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July 2007
Growing bio-fuel demand underpinning higher agriculture prices
Joint OECD-FAO report published

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July 2007
FAO signs agreement with Italian Meteorological Service
Provision of real-time meteorological data and analysis for better agro-climatic impact assessments

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June 2007
Farm animal diversity under threat
One breed lost a month – industrial livestock production biggest factor

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June 2007
The next frontier in genetic research: under water
Countries to discuss managing the world's aquatic genetic resources

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June 2007
FAO seeks standards for environment and natural resources
Press Release: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

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May 2007
Global Bioenergy Partnership web site launched today
Promotes information sharing on bioenergy

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May 2007
UN weighs impact of bioenergy
Comprehensive report offers policy framework for decision makers

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May 2007
Meeting the food security challenge through organic agriculture
States should integrate organic agriculture objectives within national priorities, FAO says

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April 2007
FAO Committee on Commodities to review impact of oil prices and biofuels
Appropriate trade policy reform can lead to poverty reduction

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March 2007
FAO urges action to cope with increasing water scarcity
Improving agricultural practices key

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February 2007
Making every drop count
FAO heads UN water initiative

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February 2007
Urban farming against hunger
Safe, fresh food for city dwellers

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has opened a new front in its battle against hunger and malnutrition – in the world’s cities where most of global population growth is set to take place over the next decades.

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