UN launches ‘pocketbook’ on nutrition ahead of major conference in Rome

Nov 18, 14 UN launches ‘pocketbook’ on nutrition ahead of major conference in Rome

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 17 November 2014 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has today published a comprehensive pocketbook of nutrition-related data covering all regions of the world ahead of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place in Rome this week. Food and Nutrition in Numbers– a...

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Uptick in fish farming to provide global nutrition boost

Nov 17, 14 Uptick in fish farming to provide global nutrition boost

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 14 November 2014 – An upsurge in fish farming is expected to provide millions of people in developing countries with better access to improved nutrition over the coming decade, a new report released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has confirmed. According to the 120-page report,...

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Ghana and Italy affirm commitment to Zero Hunger

Nov 13, 14 Ghana and Italy affirm commitment to Zero Hunger

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President of the Republic of Ghana and the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies Visit WFP Rome HQ AllAfrica.com | 11 November 2014 – In official visits today to WFP’s Rome headquarters, the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama and the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Laura Boldrini both addressed...

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Political leadership is critical in the fight against hunger

Nov 12, 14 Political leadership is critical in the fight against hunger

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President Mahama of Ghana stresses the need to increase investments in agriculture FAO NEWS | 11 November 2014 – Political leadership is critical in the fight against hunger, President of the Republic of Ghana John Dramani Mahama said today at FAO following a meeting with its Director-General, José Graziano da Silva. “Food security...

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West Africa ‘on brink’ of major food crisis in wake of Ebola outbreak

Nov 11, 14 West Africa ‘on brink’ of major food crisis in wake of Ebola outbreak

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Ebola threatens food security, warns UN expert UN NEWS CENTRE | 11 November 2014 – As Ebola continues to ravage West Africa, leaving more than 4,000 people dead, the region is now on the brink of a major food crisis, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food has warned today. “While the countries hardest hit by the...

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