How Can Agricultural Education and Training Better Reach Women?

Jan 16, 16 How Can Agricultural Education and Training Better Reach Women?

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The Innovation in Agricultural Training and Education—InnovATE—project is working to ensure long-term sustainability of agriculture capacity through human and institutional capacity. InnovATE and its partners specifically focus on agricultural education and training (AET), including empowering women and girls’ participation. By...

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When in Paris, don’t forget about food security

Dec 11, 15 When in Paris, don’t forget about food security

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A project in Mount Kenya looks at the impact of climate change on agriculture. Food insecurity is often an underappreciated consequence of climate change. Photo by: International Center for Tropical Agriculture /CC BY-SA Food insecurity is often an underappreciated consequence of climate change. Rising temperatures and more...

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Align trade and agricultural development policies better to achieve food security

Dec 09, 15 Align trade and agricultural development policies better to achieve food security

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Fresh produce for sale at a street market in Giza, Egypt. Photo via FAO Expansion in food trade must support national and global food security objectives, FAO report says Rules governing international trade of food and agricultural products should be crafted with an eye to improving countries’ food security and other...

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Children under five account for one third of deaths from foodborne diseases

Dec 03, 15 Children under five account for one third of deaths from foodborne diseases

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Thirty per cent of all deaths from foodborne diseases are in children under the age of 5 years, despite the fact that they make up only nine per cent of the global population. Photo: WHO/PAHO Diarrhoeal diseases are responsible for more than half of all foodborne diseases globally and of all those who fall ill after consuming...

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Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for those Furthest Behind In an Era of Climate Change

Dec 02, 15 Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for those Furthest Behind In an Era of Climate Change

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It is no coincidence that most of the world’s hungry – more than 80 per cent of the 795 million hungry people – live in countries which are increasingly prone to floods, droughts and storms that can trap them in a cycle of chronic hunger and poverty. For these people even a small weather event can quickly escalate...

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On its 70th anniversary, FAO sets its eyes firmly on Zero Hunger

Nov 14, 15 On its 70th anniversary, FAO sets its eyes firmly on Zero Hunger

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Ensuring better nutrition for all and transforming the world’s food systems to ensure their future sustainability represent the two greatest challenges facing FAO as it renews its mission to free the world from hunger and malnutrition, the UN agency’s Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, said today. At a ceremony...

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