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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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