The challenge of sustenance security

Amid the rapid growth of population and global urbanisation, one key issue in the near future is the threat of food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition BANGKOK POST | 29 July 2015 – Whether walking into an air-conditioned supermarket or taking a stroll through a fresh market, there is almost no sign of food shortage anywhere...

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FIRST & INFORMED – new programmes for zero hunger

European Union and FAO launch new programmes to boost food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and resilience Partner countries and regional bodies will receive support to develop stronger policies in these crucial sectors FAO NEWS | 16 July 2015 – The European Union and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization...

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Small farmers can be major actors in reducing agriculture’s carbon footprint

UN NEWS CENTRE | 8 July 2015 – Helping farmers adapt to the impacts of climate change can also significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, finds a new study released today by one of the agricultural agencies of the United Nations system. “What this report shows is that smallholder farmers are a key part of the solution to the...

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UN urges action to protect ‘every hectare’ of arable land

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought UN NEWS CENTRE | 17 June 2015 – Land is a renewable resource, but only if investments are made in land degradation neutrality, which has been proposed as an element of the post-2015 development agenda, today said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the World...

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UN invites world’s seven billion people to become agents of change on World Environment Day

UN NEWS CENTRE | 5 June 2015 – With many of the earth’s ecosystems nearing “critical tipping points,” the United Nations invited each of the seven billion people on the planet to mark this year’s World Environment Day by making one change towards a more responsible consumption of resources – “be it refusing to buy...

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IKEA and FAO work together on sustainable forest management

Partnership will help forest-reliant communities in Viet Nam access supply chains Could spark similar efforts elsewhere FAO NEWS | 3 June 2015 – FAO and IKEA of Sweden today agreed to begin working together on a forestry certification initiative aimed at promoting the sustainable management of forest plantations and...

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