News archive 2020

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A new approach is needed to combat soil degradation, desertification and drought if we are to meet the growing demand for food to feed the world's population, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, said today.
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The Governments of Myanmar and Finland today launched a trailblazing project designed to allow for monitoring of forests in a manner that is sensitive to local conflicts and protects human rights. The five-year project will be led by FAO thanks to a EUR 8 million endowment from the Government of Finland.
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Tunisia’s traditional Ramli agricultural systems in the lagoons of Ghar El Melh and its hanging gardens from Djebba El Olia, have been recognized as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), a designation managed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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11 June 2020, Rome – Food markets will face many more months of uncertainty due to COVID-19, but the agri-food sector is likely to show more resilience to the pandemic crisis than other sectors, according to a new report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
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FAO marked World Day Against Child Labour today by stressing the critical need to step up efforts to prevent a spike in child labour in agriculture due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s disruptive global impact on livelihoods, education, food and health systems.
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Urgent action required to stem crises, FAO Director-General tells UN High-Level meeting
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Total fish production is set to increase to 204 million tonnes in 2030, up 15 percent from 2018, with aquaculture’s share growing from its current 46 46 percent according to the The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA).
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Forests and trees are critical for promoting pollination by bees, butterflies and other animals, and there is an urgent need to stop their habitat degradation and safeguard biodiversity, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
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FAO celebrated to the 3rd International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing with an online webinar.
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A better understanding of the role of ecosystems and biodiversity in addressing diseases and other threats to people’s lives, health, and livelihoods will enable us to overcome the COVID-19 challenges and prevent the re-emergence of such devastating outbreaks in the future. This was the key take-away from the virtual celebration of World Environment Day 2020, organized by FAO today.