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The stark findings of a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) show that COVID-19 has set back progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) enshrined in the UN's Agenda 2030, undermining decades of development efforts. "It's an alarming picture, in which progress on many...
In the margins of the 48th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), FAO, together with Apeel, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and Unilever co-hosted “By the numbers – capturing the private sector contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the agri-food system transformation” on Thursday 3...
On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, take the opportunity to learn how FAO assesses the genetic conservation of plants and animals. Protecting the planet’s biodiversity is a critical pillar of the Sustainable Development Goal Agenda, and FAO strives to ensure that these considerations are integrated into food and agriculture agendas...
Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children globally and an important contributor to the burden of night blindness in pregnant women and severe illness and death in children under the age of five. Southern Africa is not spared. 
For decades people in Somalia have been vulnerable to the multiple shocks such as floods, droughts, locusts and conflict impacting their food security and livelihoods. FAO’s Cash+ programme has been streamlined from previous years and expanded, combining cash payments with nutrition education and equipping people with farming, livestock and fishing...
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