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FAO / WORLD FOOD DAY

With over 800 million people worldwide still lacking access to healthy, nutritious food, family farmers must play an increasingly vital role in the global war on hunger, United Nations officials affirmed, adding that the strong participation of the world's family farmers can help "turn the tide" in shaping a new agenda for a sustainable future. [...]

16 Oct 2014 | Read More »

FAO / LI KEQIANG

Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang today announced a $50 million donation to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to support the Organization’s program of “South-South cooperation” to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development over the next five years. FAO

15 Oct 2014 | Read More »

FAO / FOREST SOFTWARE

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a new software that is expected to help significantly in the fight against climate change. The “Open Foris” software will enable countries to conduct comprehensive forest inventories so that they understand the value of their forest resources and how best to manage them. FAO

13 Oct 2014 | Read More »

ROME / FAO EBOLA

FAO warned that disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labor shortages are putting the upcoming harvest season at serious risk. FAO / WFP    

2 Oct 2014 | Read More »

FAO / FOOD INSECURITY REPORT

More than 800 million people in the world –or one in nine – suffer from hunger, according to a UN report. The study noted a global decrease by more than 100 million over the last decade and by more than 200 million since 1990-92. FAO

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FOOD INSECURITY

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that more than one million people in Somalia are facing acute food insecurity. According to the UN agency, the situation has worsened by delayed and erratic rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian assistance.

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FUNDING

Three United Nations (UN) emergency directors have called for more sustained funding for Somalia nearly three year after the worst famine hit the Horn of Africa nation. UNICEF

30 Jun 2014 | Read More »

FAO / MDG AWARDS

UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recognizes Chile, China and Morocco as the latest in a growing list of countries to reduce hunger, but urges stronger efforts to eradicate undernourishment. FAO

16 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 »

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 »

 

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