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Agriculture key to Caribbean food security and coping with climate change
27 February 2015, Nassau - Agriculture, particularly family farming, is crucial for Caribbean countries to achieve food security as they face climate change and other challenges, and can also spur their economic development by creating jobs, especially for youth, according to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
Ending hunger and malnutrition a top priority for Caribbean region
25 February 2015, Nassau - Over the last two decades efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition in the Caribbean have made substantial progress, but these need to be further strengthened, according to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
Management of Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
Rome, 17 - 20 February, 2015. Some 64 percent of the oceans' surface lies beyond national jurisdictions, meaning that effective management of fisheries in such areas poses a number of challenges. This workshop aims to foster an open policy dialogue on to address those challenges.
FAO presents plan for eradicating hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean
27 January 2015, San José, Costa Rica - Today FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva presented a new regional Plan for Food Security, Nutrition and Hunger Eradication by 2025 during a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) taking place here.
Funds are running out in battle against Madagascar’s locusts
21 January 2015, Rome - In Madagascar, the battle against an ongoing plague of locusts risks being lost as funds to continue operations to subdue widespread infestations of the crop-hungry insects run out, posing a serious food security challenge for 13 million people.
FAO and partners call for a global response to deadly banana disease
23 December 2014, Rome - FAO and its partners say that a global effort is needed to prevent the rapid spread of the deadly Fusarium wilt disease in bananas, which poses a severe threat to economic welfare and food security in developing countries.
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