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May 2016 - Each year one third of global food production for human consumption never finds its way onto plates and is lost or wasted. Cutting food loss and waste reduces poverty and hunger and fights climate change. Make #NotWasting Your Way of Life.
May 2016 - Nearly 1 million people are still displaced inside CAR or seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. The number of hungry people has doubled in 1 year, as conflict and insecurity have led to limited access to and availability of food. People need food to survive, and seeds and tools for planting ...more
May 2016 - A fun tool to measure the height of children and at the same time teach them the importance of a healthy diet and the nutritional benefits of eating fish.
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. Trees can provide food, such as fruits, nuts and leaves. Spending time near trees improves physical and mental health by increasing energy level and speed of recovery, while decreasing blood pressure and stress. Trees properly placed around buildings ...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