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The body charged with keeping plant pests and diseases at bay and trade in plants safe adopted new international measures to prevent pests from crossing borders and spreading. The standards, including protocols to block highly invasive pests such as Xylella fastidiosesa and the oriental fruit fly, were approved during the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures’ (CPM) annual meeting this week.
3-04-2019
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The agreement, signed in Brussels on the side-lines of the high-level event on Food and Agriculture in Times of Crises, marks the beginning of a formal collaboration in the areas of migration and rural development, with a focus on diaspora-related issues and agribusiness.
3-04-2019
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The Global Report on Food Crises 2019 presented today jointly by the European Union, FAO, and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) finds that around 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124 million in 2017.
2-04-2019
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"Access to clean water and sanitation is essential for life, and it is the basis for maintaining a healthy life and helping millions of people out of poverty and hunger," Graziano da Silva wrote in a letter to the pontiff on 1 April.
2-04-2019
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“When the floodwaters recede, it will be crucial that FAO get in fast”, said Olman Serrano, FAO’s Representative in Mozambique and coordinator of the Organization’s response to Tropical Cyclone Idai.
29-03-2019
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The latest numbers on how many people are facing acute hunger worldwide will be revealed on Tuesday, 2 April 2019, in Brussels at the high-level launch of this year’s edition of the Global Report on Food Crises.
26-03-2019
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The European Union has contributed new funding totalling $40.8 million to boost UN resilience-building work in Yemen. Interventions will target the most vulnerable community groups, including women, the unemployed, youth, marginalized minority groups, internally displaced persons and stressed host communities.
25-03-2019
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Chefs play an important role in inspiring people around the world to support sustainable food production, adopt healthy diets and avoid food waste. That was the central message of an event today hosted by FAO, UNESCO and the Government of France during "Goût de France" week currently being held in Paris.
22-03-2019
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With climate change and population growth putting increasing pressure on finite water resources, FAO is urging countries to step up efforts to increase water efficiency and provide access to safe water for all, as it marks World Water Day.
22-03-2019
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FAO marked International Day of Forests today by announcing two new forest education initiatives aimed at raising awareness among children and young people on the sustainable use and conservation of forests. The two projects, funded by Germany with over $2 million, will address major challenges in forestry education and will help increase understanding of forests among the general public.
21-03-2019
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