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Oct 2014 - In the past two decades, child and maternal malnutrition has declined almost by half. Child undernutrition still imposes the greatest nutrition-related health burden at global level. 161 million children are stunted due to chronic malnutrition 99 million children are underweight 45% of child deaths are caused by child and maternal malnutrition Iron deficiency ANAEMIA ...more
Oct 2014 - 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.
Oct 2014 - Undernourishment or chronic hunger is the inability of persons to consume enough food sufficient to meet dietary energy requirements.
Oct 2014 - Somalia is a complex political, security, and development environment, and much of its recent past has been marked by poverty, famine, and recurring violence. The country has existed in a state of armed conflict of one form or another since 1991.
Oct 2014 - Somalia is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, with over 43 percent of people living on less than USD 1 per day. Over the past two decades, conflict and political instability have caused massive displacement – 1.1 million displaced internally and 1 million living as ...more
Sep 2014 - Food Security and Agriculture face major challenges under climate change, in terms of expected negative impacts on productivity as well as implementation of sectoral actions to limit global warming. Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise – although not as fast as emissions from other human activities. Better regional and national data on ...more
Aug 2014 - Today, wheat is grown on more land area than any other commercial crop and continues to be the most important food grain source for humans. FAOSTAT provides free access to food and agriculture data for 245 countries and 35 regions from 1961.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use in Latin America & the Caribbean
Jul 2014 - Food Security and Agriculture face major challenges under climate change, in terms of expected negative impacts on productivity as well as implementation of sectoral actions to limit global warming. Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise – although not as fast as emissions from other human activities. Better national data on ...more
Jun 2014 - Forests and family farms are part of an integrated productive system for indigenous peoples, local forest communities, and smallholders living in forested landscapes. Together forests and family farms deliver ecosystem services and benefits for livelihoods and well-being. The infographics illustrates the relationship between forests and family farms and highlights the advantages ...more
Jun 2014 - Countries continue to prioritize sustainable forest management and are pursuing more people-oriented approaches. However, concrete measures and capacity building are needed for effective implementation.