News archive 2019

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Fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world, and human rights abuses are increasing in fisheries and aquaculture, FAO Deputy Director-General for Climate and Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo, said today.
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A new global atlas – the first-ever of its kind – analyses the opportunities and challenges of using Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) to monitor fishing activity around the globe.
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The Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF) has contributed $9.5 million to an FAO-led project that aims to boost the resilience of farmers affected by conflict and natural disasters in 16 of Afghanistan's most food insecure provinces, the two partners announced today.
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FAO and Italy’s National Research Council (CNR) have agreed to intensify their collaboration in iMarine, a cloud-based community platform to help improve fisheries management
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Fisheries are facing an important crossroad and the world needs a new vision for fisheries in the 21st century. This was FAO-Director General Qu Dongyu’s main message today at the opening of the UN agency’s International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability.
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With the aim of assuring crop diversity and farmers’ resilience, FAO today published the Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Farmers Varieties/Landraces, which advises countries on how to develop national plans to conserve these critical resources.
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The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) today approved $161 million in funding to support climate resilient projects in Chile, Kyrgyzstan and Nepal.
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The prevalence of adult obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean has tripled since 1975, affecting one in four adults in a region where hunger has grown once again, reaching 42.5 million people, according to a new United Nations report issued today, the Panorama of Food and Nutritional Security 2019.
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FAO and Russia’s non-governmental organization “Russian Geographical Society” (RGS) are stepping up efforts to facilitate technical expertise and knowledge exchange in the field of forestry, conservation of biodiversity and natural resources, climate change and other areas of mutual interest.
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The Director-General gave the keynote speech to the Vatican's Conference on Food Loss and Waste Reduction hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Rome. Pope Francis has described food waste as scandalous and called for urgent economic and social initiatives to end hunger