FAO in Sri Lanka

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21 July 2015
Scaling up Nutrition through a Multi-Sector Approach is a project by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations jointly with the National Nutrition Secretariat (NNS). This project aims at implementing prioritized activities of the national nutrition action plan using grants provided...
21 July 2015
The first “Good Food Festival and Entrepreneur Exchange” program organized to coincide with the ‘Nutrition Month’ in Sri Lanka, combines nutrition promotion with small enterprise development and reconciliation to serve the public a unique culinary, cultural, educational and entertaining experience. It was held at the Green Path, Colombo on 27th...
16 June 2015
Global hunger has continued to decline, gradually, to an estimated 795 million undernourished people, or a reduction of 167 million hungry people over the last ten years according to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 - SOFI). This...
27 May 2015
Supported by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently launched a fisheries and livelihood development project with the introduction of sea bass cage culture activity in the Batticaloa Lagoon. Following significant preparatory work to impart know-how and training, the project was ceremonially launched on 17 March 2015...
27 May 2015
The United Nations UN-REDD Programme is a collaborative initiative to prepare countries to participate in the global programmes on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD). UNREDD builds on the convening power and expertise of FAO, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The...