Helping farmers and buyers build mutually beneficial partnerships

Jul 29, 15 Helping farmers and buyers build mutually beneficial partnerships

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New legal guide will support more equitable contract farming arrangements, support better policy making FAO NEWS | 28 July 2015 – Contract farming – an expanding practice in which farmers produce agricultural goods for specific buyers in set quantities at prearranged prices – is getting a new tool to guide growers and buyers...

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Empowering women against natural disasters in Bangladesh

Jul 24, 15 Empowering women against natural disasters in Bangladesh

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WFP | 23 July 2015 – Holding a makeshift soil leveler with one hand, directing her peers with the other, Sima Rani Das stood ankle-deep in mud along the roadside. “Everybody make sure to drink water,” she said, as the sun had reached its zenith and the temperature was up in the 30s. About 25 women were fortifying a...

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Investing in a future free from hunger

Jul 15, 15 Investing in a future free from hunger

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With the right investments in agriculture and social production, zero hunger is possible FAO NEWS | 15 July 2015 – Highlighting the historic opportunity to become the “Zero Hunger generation”, FAO Director-General José Graziano Da Silva called for additional investments in social protection and rural development...

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‘A mandate to do more and to do better’

Jul 14, 15 ‘A mandate to do more and to do better’

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What’s needed from Addis DEVEX | 14 July 2015 – Discussions around how to finance the sustainable development goals shouldn’t only focus on finding enough funds — because they are there. Instead, questions should revolve around how to unlock these already available resources, maximizing them to create the largest...

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Family farming knowledge platform launched

Jun 17, 15 Family farming knowledge platform launched

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FAO & partners launch digital platform on family farming New initiative aims to inform policy makers, continue global conversation on food security FAO NEWS | 16 June 2015 – Recognizing the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, FAO today launched a new digital platform that...

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Pakistan seeks FAO help for Zero Hunger programme

Jun 09, 15 Pakistan seeks FAO help for Zero Hunger programme

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DAWN | 9 June 2015 – Pakistan is seeking support from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for an effective implementation of the ‘Zero Hunger and Family Farming Programme’ to start school feeding projects in 45 most food insecure districts. The programme intends to reach 61 million people across Pakistan, and with a...

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