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12 August 2018
In developing countries some 2.5 billion people are forced to rely on biomass—fuelwood, charcoal and animal dung—to meet their energy needs. These people are energy poor, in that they have an absence of choice in the energy they access or use in their daily lives. Therefore, biomass plays an enormously...
16 July 2018
Rome, Italy - Senior government officials from around the world today gathered at FAO to focus on ways to step up global efforts in the forestry sector aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change.   "Urgent action is needed to sustain and preserve the planet's forests...
25 June 2018
Currently, the most advanced research vessel in the world, the  Dr Fridtjof Nansen arrived in Colombo to conduct surveys on fisheries resources and the marine ecosystem. The survey, starting in Colombo on 24 June 2018 will cover the continental shelf and upper slope of Sri Lanka until 16 July 2018....
25 June 2018
Da Nang, Viet Nam - The Global Environment Facility (The GEF) has approved US$ 15 million in funding to assist continued management of the large marine ecosystem in the Bay of Bengal in order to help sustain ecosystem services for the benefit of the coastal populations and countries. The ultimate goal is to...
28 May 2018
Global tea consumption and production are projected to keep rising over the next decade, driven by robust demand in developing and emerging countries. This will create new rural income opportunities and improve food security in tea-producing countries, according to a new report released today. Tea consumption has grown particularly rapidly in China, India...