Safeguarding agricultural livelihoods in Lake Chad Basin

Jun 24, 16 Safeguarding agricultural livelihoods in Lake Chad Basin

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today it is providing agricultural and livelihood assistance to affected host communities and displaced people in the Lake Chad Basin as a result of massive population displacements and insecurity that are putting livelihoods and food security at high risk. In a press...

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Colombia: UN office expands alternative development strategy to eliminate illicit crops

Apr 19, 16 Colombia: UN office expands alternative development strategy to eliminate illicit crops

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18 April 2016 – As part of an initiative providing assistance to family farms that depended on illicit crops for income, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has announced that hundreds of personnel and visitors can now purchase alternative development products on the premises of its central office in Bogota,...

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WFP is working to unlock opportunities for smallholder farmers

Feb 22, 16 WFP is working to unlock opportunities for smallholder farmers

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Last month at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the World Food Program announced a landmark agreement that centers on smallholder farmers, a group that represents half of the 80 million people the agency serves each year. In partnership with stakeholders from public and private sectors, the WFP’s Patience Procurement...

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Top 5 reasons to love small farmers

Feb 12, 16 Top 5 reasons to love small farmers

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As different cultures celebrate Valentine’s Day, IFAD reminds the world of the importance of investing in small farmers.  Why love small farmers? Some reasons may be obvious – small family farms feed up to 80 per cent of the population in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, manage a large share of the natural resources and...

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Supporting Farmers in Syria Is Essential for a Sustainable Future

Feb 08, 16 Supporting Farmers in Syria Is Essential for a Sustainable Future

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On Saturday 6 February, Jose Graziano da Silva, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, took a moment to remind the world that after the gains made by the Syria Donors Conference in London last week–which included $11 billion in donations to support Syria and Syrian...

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FAO to increase the capacity of African women in agriculture

Feb 04, 16 FAO to increase the capacity of African women in agriculture

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is set to invest in securing women’s rights to land and other productive resources, developing their capacity to boost food production and creating more wealth for family farmers, while preventing and minimizing food losses and waste. The objective being to enforce...

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