UN agency calls for concrete measures to end hunger in Africa by 2025

Mar 24, 14 UN agency calls for concrete measures to end hunger in Africa by 2025

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 24 March 2014 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns today that despite notable recent economic progress, Africa remains the world’s most food insecure continent and calls on all African agriculture ministers to focus their investments and support efforts on smallholder farmers,...

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Asia and the Pacific must boost food production to meet future demand

Mar 11, 14 Asia and the Pacific must boost food production to meet future demand

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UN NEWS CENTRE – 10 March 2014 – The United Nations today stressed that Governments in Asia and the Pacific – which has more hungry people than all the other regions of the world combined – should take some major decisions soon about ways to increase food production and address undernourishment. While the Asia-Pacific region...

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The Voice of a Female Farmer

Mar 07, 14 The Voice of a Female Farmer

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In the lead up to International Women’s Day on 8th March, Farming First captures the voice of a female smallholder farmer who highlights the challenges still faced by women each day as they strive to provide nutritious food for their families in Uganda. Rose Akaki rears cattle for beef and grows maize, both of which she sells to...

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Agriculture ‘engine of growth’ to eradicating hunger in Africa, UN official stresses

Jan 30, 14 Agriculture ‘engine of growth’ to eradicating hunger in Africa, UN official stresses

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29 January 2014 – A senior United Nations official today stressed that agriculture is the engine of growth needed to eradicate hunger and boost food production in Africa, ahead of the launch later this week of the 2014 African Year of Agriculture and Food Security. José Graziano da Silva, the Director-General of the Food and...

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Philippine coconut farmers in dire need of alternative livelihoods, UN agency warns

Jan 27, 14 Philippine coconut farmers in dire need of alternative livelihoods, UN agency warns

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27 January 2014 – Coconut farmers in the Philippines are in urgent need of assistance to recover their livelihoods nearly three months after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the country, the United Nations food relief agency today warned, calling for donors to support its $38 million call for severely affected Philippine households....

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