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04.01.01 – AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY; RURAL SOCIOLOGY

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 »

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 »

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 »

INDIA / ORGANIC FARMING

50 years ago, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) established the Codex Alimentarius Commission to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade. Farmers Shravani Devi Pachar and her husband Om Prakash have probably never have heard of Codex, but [...]

2 Jul 2013 | Read More »

HAITI / FORESTS

A new program in Haiti is taking care of the deforestation issue by replanting pine trees. MINUSTAH

1 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UGANDA / CATTLE HEALTH

Animal diseases cross borders with ease. In Moroto, at the Kenyan/Ugandan border Pastoralists can only rely on services offered at end points in either Ugandaor Kenya, Like in Moroto where local organizations maintain routine checkups. FAO

18 May 2013 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / AFRICA'S PULSE

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to reach more than 5 per cent on average in 2013-2015 as a result of high commodity prices worldwide and strong consumer spending on the continent, ensuring that the region remains amongst the fastest growing in the world — according to the World Bank's latest Africa's Pulse, a [...]

15 Apr 2013 | Read More »

MADRID / ONE THOUSAND DAYS TO THE MDGS

As part of his agenda in Spain, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday met young people from the Spanish and European Youth Councils to mark the One Thousand days leading to the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015. UN MILLENNIUM CAMPAIGN

5 Apr 2013 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / FOOD PRICES OBESITY

High priced food is contributing to an obesity epidemic in developing countries as poor people increasingly rely on cheap, high caloric food products, according to the World Bank's Food Price Watch. WORLD BANK

27 Mar 2013 | Read More »

PALM OIL / GREAT APES

The UN Environment Programme and its Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall warn that a palm oil boom is threatening the habitats of great apes in Africa and Asia, and say consumers can stop the destruction with careful shopping. Orangutan habitats in Indonesia have already been largely wiped out by palm oil cultivation. UNEP / FILE

31 Jan 2013 | Read More »

 

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