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04. – AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING

EAST AFRICA/ FOOD SECURITY

Four countries in eastern Africa – Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – are taking steps to marshal the power of science to boost food and dairy production and reduce disease, which in turn puts more money into farmers' pockets. WORLD BANK AFRICA

12 Jul 2014 | Read More »

FIJI / ORGANIC FARMING

  The UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development devised an affordable method of organic certification suited for remote Pacific islands’ farmers,  joining forces with  the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community, to develop something new. They call it the Participatory Guarantee System – or PGS. IFAD

14 Jun 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / HARVEST

Somali farmers have for the first time been able to supply high quality food to the UN's World Food Program (WFP), providing supplies to be used to feed fellow countrymen. This is a major breakthrough for the farmers, especially coming from an area that faced severe famine less than three years ago.  AU / UN [...]

15 Mar 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON/ AKKAR SYRIAN REFUGEES

On the border of Syria, Akkar is one of the poorest regions inLebanon. Of the nearly one million refugees who have fled the neighbouring conflict, 200,000 have settled in Akkar, doubling the population. UNDP

13 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / PALAU OCEANS

The President of the Republic of Palau, Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., announced his intention to close Palau's territorial waters to commercial fishing. UNTV

4 Feb 2014 | Read More »

FAO / SANTA EUROPEAN FORESTRY WEEK

Europe’s forest ministers and other high-level delegates from 40 countries gathered today in the Rovaniemi, Finland to discuss how forests can help European nations move further towards the goal of greening their economies. Juha Ojala, Director General at the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, nominated Santa as the Ambassador for European Forests. FAO

9 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UNEP / GREEN ECONOMY AFRICA

An international conference in Nairobi  brought together ministers, economists, scientists and development experts to review and recommend policy action towards incorporating the valuation of natural resources and ecosystems services in development planning and accounting in Africa. UNEP

4 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN/ FAO FAMILY FARMING LAUNCH

The United Nations launched the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) to stress the vast potential family farmers have to eradicate hunger and preserve natural resources. UNTV/ FAO

22 Nov 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / LIVESTOCK PATROL

Strengthening efforts to prevent and respond to cattle raiding in Jonglei State, South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) officers have completed a training course in Malou, Bor County. UNMISS

15 Nov 2013 | Read More »

FAO / FOOD WASTE

A new FAO report says that the waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself. Each year, food that is produced but not eaten guzzles up a volume of [...]

11 Sep 2013 | Read More »

 

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