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04.02.01 – CROP MANAGEMENT

HAITI / FORESTS

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

1 Jun 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 »

KENYA / FOOD WASTE

Hundreds of ministers and high-level officials dined on perfectly good food grown by Kenyan farmers but rejected by UK supermarkets due to cosmetic imperfections at the headquarters of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) inNairobito highlight a major campaign to cut massive levels of global food loss and waste. UNEP

20 Feb 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 »

PHILIPPINES / POST-BOPHA JOBS RECOVERY

When Typhoon Bopha blew through the southern Philippines last month, its winds swept away the livelihoods of thousands of families who farmed the thick coconut groves around their homes. It will take nearly a decade before the trees can be harvested again, so the International Labour Organization is helping the storm's victims with emergency employment. [...]

28 Jan 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / HAITI FLOODING

The United Nations (UN) in Geneva warns that Haiti's next harvest, due in March, may already be destroyed by the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. CHUNTV   

13 Nov 2012 | Read More »

PERU / PLANT BREEDING

Few plants thrive at altitudes of over 4,000 metres, where soil is poor, water scarce and the winters harsh. But farmers in the High Andes of Peru can grow varieties of sturdy grains, such as barley, that can survive under extreme weather conditions. These have been developed with a plant breeding technique that uses radiation [...]

3 Nov 2012 | Read More »

ROME / WORLD FOOD DAY

The United Nations today marked World Food Day by highlighting agricultural cooperatives as vital weapon in the war on poverty and hunger. FAO

16 Oct 2012 | Read More »

FAO / STATE OF FOOD INSECURITY 2012 REPORT

Nearly 870 million people, or one in eight in the world, suffered from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012, according to a new UN hunger report released today (9 October) in Rome. FAO

9 Oct 2012 | Read More »

ZIMBABWE / FOOD SECURITY

Irregular rains, poor agricultural practices and ongoing economic challenges have pushed Zimbabwe into an increasingly critical food security situation, the United Nations food relief agency warned this week (27 August). WFP

29 Aug 2012 | Read More »

 

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