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Apr 2015 - Somalia in 2014 exported a record 5 million livestock to markets in the Gulf of Arabia thanks to heavy investments in animal disease prevention backed by the European Union and the United Kingdom. This is the highest number of live animals exported from Somalia in the last 20 years. The export ...more
Apr 2015 - One large egg (50gr) provides the daily requirements* of 27% selenium, 25% vitamin B12, 23% choline, 15% riboflavin, 13% protein, 11% phosphorus, 9% vitamin D.  * Based on approximate averages for adult male/female from 5 databases (Australia, Canada, China, EU, USA)
Apr 2015 - Soils deliver ecosystem services that enable life on Earth.
Apr 2015 - This infographic illustrates how soil is formed.
Mar 2015 - Healthy soils are the foundation of the food system. Our soils are the basis for agriculture and the medium in which nearly all food-producing plants grow. Healthy soils produce healthy crops that in turn nourish people and animals. Indeed, soil quality is directly linked to food quality and quantity.  With a ...more
Mar 2015 - Soil is a finite resource, meaning its loss and degradation is not recoverable within a human lifespan. As a core component of land resources, agricultural development and ecological sustainability, it is the basis for food, feed, fuel and fibre production and for many critical ecosystem services. It is therefore a ...more
Feb 2015 - Genetic resources for food and agriculture are not only of actual but even more of potential value to food security, nutrition and livelihoods. However, biodiversity, and in particular genetic diversity, is being lost at an alarming rate. The Commission provides the only permanent forum for governments to discuss and negotiate matters ...more
Feb 2015 - World cocoa production and chocolate products exports and imports.
Jan 2015 - A daily glass of milk provides a 5 year old with: 21% of protein requirements, 8% of calories and key micro-nutrients.  Milk provides us adults with: calcium, magnesum, selenium, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and vitamin B5. 
Dec 2014 - Family farming includes all family-based agricultural activities, and it is linked to several areas of rural development. Family farming is a means of organizing agricultural, forestry, fisheries, pastoral and aquaculture production which is managed and operated by a family and predominantly reliant on family labour, including both women’s and men’s.

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