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Pulses have been part of the human diet for centuries. Yet they are not always fully appreciated and their nutritional value often goes unrecognized. Since November 2015 when the International Year of Pulses was launched, FAO – as the lead agency [...]


Youth are the future of food security. With an agricultural sector characterized by an ageing labour force, involving youth in agriculture is a pressing challenge. Yet, few young people see a place for themselves in agriculture due to challenges such [...]


This year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) is a chance to learn more about FAO’s work in providing guidance and support on climate change adaptation and mitigation to countries around the world. Climate change threatens our ability to ensure global [...]


The International Year of Plant Health 2020 (IYPH2020) is an opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. The occasion of the official launch of the [...]


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is becoming an ever more prevalent and dangerous threat. World Antibiotics Awareness Week 2019 is an opportunity to sound the alarm. In coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), [...]


Marine and inland fisheries are crucial to food, nutrition and livelihood security. However, despite significant successes, the proportion of marine fish stocks fished within biologically sustainable levels continues to decline, while inland fisheries are affected by the growing demand for [...]


The implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda is just at the onset. Pursuing the wide and ambitious Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs) calls for timely and effective policy actions in a quickly evolving world. In this context, the ability to [...]


Reducing food loss and waste is an important target of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as a means to achieve other SDG targets, in particular relating to food security, nutrition and environmental sustainability. On the occasion of the release [...]


In recent years, multiple disasters have imposed devastating consequences on agriculture, food security and the livelihoods of millions of farmers, pastoralists, fishers and forest-dependent communities. From the 2015/16 El Niño and resulting hazards worldwide to the exceptionally strong 2017 hurricane [...]

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