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05 December 2018
Soils are where it all begins. A silent ally for food production, soils are where 95 percent of food is produced globally. Therefore the preservation of healthy soils is essential for future food production. The healthier the soil is, the better the crop will be. Healthy soils can sequester more carbon,...
28 November 2018
Soil is a finite resource, meaning its loss and degradation is not recoverable within a human lifespan. Soils affect the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, our health and the health of all organisms on the planet. Without healthy soils we wouldn’t be able to...
19 October 2018
Bangkok, Thailand – As countries around the world wrap up a week of observances in relation to World Food Day, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the Asia-Pacific region has convened a special ceremony to mark the achievements of farmers, fishers and pastoralists and their...
17 October 2018
Colombo – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today kicked off World Food Day 2018 under the patronage of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, in line with the global theme: ‘Our Actions are...
21 September 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka –   An extensive gender gap in the food and agriculture sector prevails in Sri Lanka despite women constituting a significant portion of the agricultural labour force, according to the Country Gender Assessment of the Agriculture and Rural Sector in Sri Lanka  released by the Food and Agriculture...