UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon reconfirmed commitment to prioritize farmers’ issues

May 06, 14 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon reconfirmed commitment to prioritize farmers’ issues

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World Farmers Organization | 6 May 2014 –  WFO met with the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, on the occasion of the Abu Dhabi Ascent Meeting on 4 May, 2014. The Abu Dhabi Ascent Meeting was a high-level meeting called by the United Nations Secretary-General in preparation for the Climate Summit that will be held...

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UN agency honours traditional farming sites in China, Iran, Republic of Korea

May 05, 14 UN agency honours traditional farming sites in China, Iran, Republic of Korea

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 1 May 2014 – The birthplace of jasmine tea and a nearly 3,000 year old irrigation system are among the traditional farming sites designated “globally important” land use systems or landscapes by the United Nations food and agricultural agency, it was announced today. Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems...

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Nepal: Finding Opportunity In Soil

Apr 24, 14 Nepal: Finding Opportunity In Soil

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Previously unable to provide for her family’s daily needs, Ratnadevi is now considered one of the most successful farmers in her community. Read on to find out how she turned her life around. WFP NEWS | 22 April 2014 – LADAGADA – In Meltoli village of Doti district in far-western Nepal, a small vegetable farm...

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Climate change’s potential impact must figure in food production efforts

Apr 23, 14 Climate change’s potential impact must figure in food production efforts

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FAO at agriculture forum lauds Morocco for achieving MDG 1, signs South-South Cooperation accord FAO NEWS | 23 April 2014, Meknès, Morocco/Rome – Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems, stepping up action to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told...

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Voluntary Guidelines on Land Tenure – a means of eradicating hunger and poverty

Apr 15, 14 Voluntary Guidelines on Land Tenure – a means of eradicating hunger and poverty

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  International recommendations to respect local people’s rights to land and livelihoods Initiated by FAO and endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012, the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure promote secure ownership rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests as a means...

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UN agency urges countries to boost action against banana disease

Apr 14, 14 UN agency urges countries to boost action against banana disease

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 14 April 2014 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention to tackle one of the world’s most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium wilt, which recently spread from Asia to Africa and the Middle-East, and is now menacing Latin...

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