UN agency assists record number of Syrians amidst rising fears of drought impact

Apr 08, 14 UN agency assists record number of Syrians amidst rising fears of drought impact

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 8 April 2014 – While noting that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provided assistance to a record 4 million Syrians in March, a new report out today highlights that, with only one month left in the rainy season, a potential drought may strain the country’s already fragile food security situation. “It...

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Fertilizers to tackle climate change in agriculture

Apr 08, 14 Fertilizers to tackle climate change in agriculture

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Blog post by Charlotte Hebebrand, IFA Director General The second volume of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report “The Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability” was released yesterday. It shows the dramatic impacts to be expected in the near future on agriculture and food production patterns...

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At UN, countries to consider need for global instrument to protect marine biodiversity

At UN, countries to consider need for global instrument to protect marine biodiversity UN NEWS CENTRE | 2 April 2014 – United Nations Member States have begun a series of meetings in New York to discuss the need for an international instrument that would regulate the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond...

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Global food prices hit 10 month high due to weather, Crimea tensions

Apr 07, 14 Global food prices hit 10 month high due to weather, Crimea tensions

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Global food prices hit 10 month high due to weather, Crimea tensions UN NEWS CENTRE | 3 April 2014 – The cost of food worldwide has surged in March to its highest peak in 10 months, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today. In a news release, agency said that its most recent Food Price Index, which...

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In Prague address, Ban highlights ‘crossroads moment’ in shaping better future for all

Apr 04, 14 In Prague address, Ban highlights ‘crossroads moment’ in shaping better future for all

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In Prague address, Ban highlights ‘crossroads moment’ in shaping better future for all UN NEWS CENTRE | 4 April 2014 – From reducing poverty and hunger to addressing climate change, the world faces big challenges that cannot be tackled alone, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, highlighting the importance of shared global...

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