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16 October 2019
Colombo - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations have highlighted the need to step up efforts to end malnutrition, and ensure food security and healthy diets for all. The two UN agencies call on all sectors, the government, public sector...
06 August 2019
ROME, ITALY – The directors responsible for South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) at the three United Nations Rome-Based Agencies (RBAs) met at FAO headquarters to discuss collaborative strategies to leverage SSTC for sustainable development. The directors, Shengyao Tang (FAO), Ron Hartman (IFAD), Wei Wang (IFAD), and David Kaatrud (WFP), as well...
25 July 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Food waste is a global challenge. Rapid urbanization, expansion of retail chains, and changes in diets and lifestyles are usually identified as the key drivers for food waste generation. Data for Sri Lanka is still scarce on food waste. However, a 2016 study reports that 63.6% of...
25 June 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka - The first ever United Nations World Food Safety Day was marked in Colombo by the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The national event which took...
12 June 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka: Mr. Xuebing Sun presented his credentials to Mr. Tilak Marapana, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, as the new Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Sri Lanka, at the Ministry premises on Monday, 10th June. Mr. Sun is a...
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