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Aug 2015 - Soils are under increasing pressure of intensification and competing uses for cropping, forestry, pasture and urbanization.  The demands of a growing population for food, feed and fibre are estimated to result in a 60 percent increase by 2050.  These pressures combined with unsustainable land uses and management practices, as well ...more
Aug 2015 - An El Niño state occurs when the central and eastern equatorial Pacific sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) are substantially higher than usual. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines an El Niño event when the NIÑO 3.4 area has sea-surface temperatures at least 0.5 ºC higher than normal for five consecutive ...more
Aug 2015 - Healthy soils are crucial for ensuring the continued growth of natural and managed vegetation, providing feed, fibre, fuel, medicinal products and other ecosystem services such as climate regulation and oxygen production. Soils and vegetation have a reciprocal relationship. Fertile soil encourages plant growth by providing plants with nutrients, acting as ...more
Jul 2015 - Every year around the globe 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted, that is a 1/3 of all food produced for human consumption. Food losses represent a waste of resources used in production such as land, water, energy and inputs, increasing the green gas emissions in vain.
Jul 2015 - World banana production, exports and imports. 
Jun 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.
Jun 2015 - Nearly 60% of all child labourers work in agriculture nearly 100 million boys & girls! In this infographic two very different stories are told: The typical story of a child labourer in agriculture, increasingly involved in work and obliged to leave school too early. The typical story of a  child living and learning in ...more
May 2015 - FAO with WFP and IFAD is leading UN participation at EXPO Milan 2015, which sees 20 additional agencies participating. The Expo Milano 2015 theme “Feeding the planet, Energy for life” links strongly with the UN’s mission to fight global hunger, malnutrition and poverty offering the UN an excellent opportunity to showcase its work and ...more
May 2015 - How many households keep livestock in rural and urban areas? What are their major production and husbandry practices, and their constraints to increase livestock productivity? This infographic presents an analysis of one of the largest datasets on livestock at household level available throughout sub-Saharan Africa: the Uganda 2011/12 National Panel ...more
May 2015 - How many households keep livestock in rural and urban areas? What are their major production and husbandry practices, and their constraints to increase livestock productivity? This infographic presents an analysis of one of the largest datasets on livestock at household level available throughout sub-Saharan Africa: the Tanzania 2012/13 National Panel ...more
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