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New global soil database

A new database on the world’s soils improves knowledge of the current and future land productivity as well as the present carbon storage and carbon sequestration potential of the world’s soils. It helps to identify land and water limitations, and [...]

WFP Strategic Plan charts revolution in food aid

Rome, 13 June 2008 - The Executive Board of WFP has approved a new four-year strategic plan that will be critical to addressing soaring hunger needs due to the global food crisis. “This strategic plan marks a revolution in food [...]

Renewed Financial Effort in Fight on Hunger

5 June 2008, Rome - Delegates to the Rome Food Security Summit announced their increased commitment to the fight against hunger and for agricultural development. Even though the summit was not a pledging conference, a number of donors announced firm [...]

High-level Conference on World Food Security: The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy

Heads of State and Government and ministers will discuss the current global food situation with soaring food prices, how climate change affects agriculture, and how agriculture can contribute to reduce climate change.The objective of this conference is to assist countries [...]

Food prices remain high despite higher output

22 May 2008, Rome - High food prices have particularly hit vulnerable populations in many countries that spend a substantial part of their income on food, according to a report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).The [...]

Food aid flights set off for cyclone-hit Myanmar

Washington DC, 7 May 2008 - The World Food Programme has sent four aircraft loaded with critically needed food aid and other relief items for thousands Food and clean water are the first steps toward helping the people of Myanmar [...]

Diouf: world must seize chance to boost agriculture

29 April 2008, Rome - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today called on the international community not only to take immediate action to de-fuse the current world food emergency but also to seize the opportunities offered by higher food prices and [...]

Diouf welcomes US commitment

“I am very pleased that our approaches to the United States Government to seek its support in addressing the crisis of soaring food prices and resulting social and political consequences have received a very positive response on the part of [...]

US$200 million from IFAD to help poor farmers boost food production in face of food crisis

Rome, 25 April 2008-IFAD is making up to US$200 million available to support poor farmers preparing for the forthcoming cropping season.  Lennart Båge, President of IFAD, speaking after the meeting of IFAD’s Executive Board, outlined how US$200 million of IFAD [...]
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