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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 - 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
May 2015 - The data revolution must address three major challenges in order to contribute to sustainable development: increasing the quantity and quality of data; making the data usable; and ensuring their use by decision-makers. This infographic shows how the data revolution can be mobilized, with an example from the livestock sector. In collaboration ...more
May 2015 - Healthy soils are critical for global food production, but we are not paying enough attention to this important "silent ally," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said on the eve of World Soil Day, to be celebrated on 5 December. Healthy soils not only are the foundation for food, fuel, fibre ...more
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