The United Nations of Young Farmers

Oct 08, 15 The United Nations of Young Farmers

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“Never in my life have I felt the sense and force of such an extraordinary energy as during this meeting. Thank you. Thank you for coming, thank you for having worked so intensely for these three days.” With this emotional expression of gratitude, Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini addressed the young present for the closing ceremony...

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How Female Farmers Can Help End Hunger and Malnutrition

Oct 06, 15 How Female Farmers Can Help End Hunger and Malnutrition

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By supporting small-scale female farmers, one NGO hopes to diversify diets and combat food insecurity. Photo: Solving Hunger in Burkina Faso/Vimeo Groundswell International has a plan to revolutionize agriculture in West Africa. The U.S.-based NGO focuses on best utilizing and conserving the land’s natural resources, teaching...

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World food prices hit lowest level in almost seven years

Sep 10, 15 World food prices hit lowest level in almost seven years

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The price of major food commodities continued to drop through August due to abundant supplies, a decline in energy prices and concerns over the economic slowdown in China, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today. According to the FAO Food Price Index, which tracks international market prices for...

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MasterCard & FAO join forces to support refugees and small-scale farmers

Sep 02, 15 MasterCard & FAO join forces to support refugees and small-scale farmers

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Residents at the Kakuma refugee camp in north-western Kenya will soon be able to buy charcoal produced in an environmentally-friendly way by local farmers as part of an innovative new alliance between the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and MasterCard to support small farmers and poor families. “FAO is...

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Family Farming and Rural Territorial Development

Aug 11, 15 Family Farming and Rural Territorial Development

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Latin American and Caribbean countries look to family farming as key to food security FAO has set itself a cooperation goal for family farming: collaborating with the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in the drawing up and adoption of policies and programmes to increase the production of goods and services from family...

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Zambian VP calls on African governments to empower women smallholders

Aug 07, 15 Zambian VP calls on African governments to empower women smallholders

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MWEBANTU | 7 August 2015 – Vice President Inonge Wina has called on African governments to enhance their efforts to empower female smallholder farmers through financial literacy and entrepreneurship training programs. Speaking during a meeting between her and Dr Agnes Kalibata, the President of the Alliance for a Green...

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