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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 »

SOUTH SUDAN / FOOD INSECURITY

United Nations food agencies are ramping up their relief efforts in South Sudan, warning that the fighting there threatens to increase hunger and unravel the modest gains made in food security in the two years since the country seceded from Sudan and became the world's youngest nation. UNMISS

13 Jan 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 »

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 / WORLD FOOD DAY

Better food systems are required in order to defeat hunger and malnutrition around the globe was the key message coming from the observance of World Food Day at FAO headquarters in Rome . FAO

17 Oct 2013 | Read More »

WFP / STATE OF FOOD INSECURITY IN THE WORLD

Some 842 million people, or roughly one in eight, suffered from chronic hunger in 2011-13, not getting enough food to lead active and healthy lives according to a report released by the UN food agencies. WFP

1 Oct 2013 | Read More »

FAO / BIRD FLU

The UN food agency issued a new warning saying bird flu viruses continue to pose a serious threat to human and animal health, adding they will pose a greater risk during the upcoming flu season. FILE    

16 Sep 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 »

FAO / UGANDA FISHERIES

Uganda is a land-locked country, yet 60 percent of the population's daily protein requirements come from fish. As the second largest source of foreign revenue, the fisheries sector makes a vital contribution to the economy, and it's the implementation of national standards, based on Codex Alimentarius Commission standards, which ensure safe fish for locals and [...]

5 Jul 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 »

 

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