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Apr 2016 - One of the messages that FAO aims to highlight during the International Year of Pulses is the nutritional benefits of pulses, encouraging a paradigm shift towards including more of this nutritional powerhouse in diets all over the world.
Apr 2016 - The infographic demonstrates the negative consequences of peatlands drainage and raises awareness about multiple environmental and social benefits that can be achieved during peatland rewetting and sustainable management.
Apr 2016 - Large urban trees are excellent filters for urban pollutants and fine particulates. One tree can remove 12 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere annually, the equivalent of 18 000 km of car emissions. Trees provide habitat, food and protection to plants and animals, increasing urban biodiversity. Planting trees today is ...more
Feb 2016 - PPR is a deadly disease with high impact on livelihoods and food security. It was approved by the 39th FAO conference as the next disease to be eradicated by 2030. The product will raise awareness among stakeholders on the importance of the disease for the vulnerable populations and the needed ...more
Feb 2016 - Pulses are good for you, beneficial to farmers' livelihoods and have a positive impact on the environment. It is clear that even though dried beans, lentils and peas have been around for centuries, they will play a fundamental role in our sustainable future.
Dec 2015 - While global hunger figures are decreasing, the number of food insecure people in mountain areas rose 30 percent between 2000 and 2012, according to a new study, released today by FAO and the Mountain Partnership on International Mountain Day. Mapping the vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity found that the number of ...more
Dec 2015 - Functional soils play a key role in the supply of clean water and resilience to floods and droughts. Water infiltration through soil traps pollutants and prevents them from leaching into the groundwater. Moreover, the soil captures and stores water, making it available for absorption by crops, and thus minimizing surface ...more
Dec 2015 - Our soils are by nature linked to the micronutrient content of our food production. The poster shows how to reverse the increasing trend of nutrient depleted soil by adopting sustainable soil management practices
Nov 2015 - The best way to protect a country from an outbreak of rinderpest virus infection is to not have the virus in the country in the first place. The following unfortunate consequences, resulting from release of rinderpest virus, can be prevented by not storing rinderpest virus containing material in a country. ...more
Nov 2015 - A unique, Africa-led fund to improve agriculture and food security across the continent has become a reality. Officially launched in June 2013 with funding totalling over US $ 40 million from Equatorial Guinea, Angola and group of civil society organizations in the Republic of Congo.
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