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    • FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu and Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, at today's signing ceremony
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EU provides extra €9 million to support FAO's work promoting nature-friendly agricultural practices in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

The Agreement will focus on tackling land degradation and desertification, and bolster food security and resilience to climate change

European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, and Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Qu Dongyu, today signed a new agreement which will see the EU provide an additional €9 million to support the UN agency's work in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. In particular,…

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    • FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu speaks at the World Cotton Day event in Geneva
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Cotton sustainability is key for rural development

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General highlights importance of a crop that is “more than just a commodity”

Managing trade policy and climate risks are critical to supporting the more than 25 million farmers who grow cotton, experts gathered here emphasized. "Cotton represents so much more than just a commodity: It is a culture, a way of life, and a tradition that finds its roots at the heart…

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A paradigm shift for conflict-affected rice producers in rural Borno

Food and Agriculture Association (FAO) provided a 300 kg per hour capacity rice miller and a power generator to each of Gongulong and Zabarmari communities

The Jere Bowl is an irrigated land mass formed by the flow of the Ngadda River in Jere local government area (LGA), Borno State, in Nigeria. Susceptibility to flooding, resulting in a perennially moist soil even during dry season, makes the area favourable to rice cultivation. In communities like Zabarmari and Gongulong located…

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    • Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands Sigrid A.M. Kaag and FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu signing the funding agreement in New York on Monday
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Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in protracted crises

A four-year Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) project aims to address conflict and food insecurity in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan

The Kingdom of the Netherlands has contributed $28 million to back FAO's work to boost the resilience of food systems in Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan - part of a new initiative to scale-up resilience-based development work in countries affected by protracted crises. In such contexts, humanitarian interventions often focus…

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) provides emergency livestock response for drought-affected communities in Ethiopia

FAO is carrying out treatment campaigns and helping households to sell their animals to generate cash and reduce pressure on limited available pasture

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing immediate livestock protectionto drought-affected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Ethiopia. Funded by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (UN CERF) and the Humanitarian Aid Department of the European Commission (ECHO), FAO is carrying out treatment campaigns and helping households to sell their animals…

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Restoring cassava farming in Rwanda

An FAO assessment on the impact of CBSD showed some farms had lost their entire cassava yield with the disease incidence

Felicien Simpunga grew up in the Ruhango district of Rwanda, where life and making a living revolved around agriculture. While he grows other crops such as beans and sweet potatoes for home use, Felicien decided to focus on cassava to earn an income after attending a training course delivered by…

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    • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners join efforts to adapt to climatic change in the Near East and North Africa
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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners join efforts to adapt to climatic change in the Near East and North Africa

Cairo hosts a regional workshop to identify innovative and effective interventions to address the global threat

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations today hosted a workshop in Cairo to enhance the technical capacity to climate change adaptation in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) countries’ agriculture sector. Around 100 participants from 14 member countries in the region, delegates from partner entities and…

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United Arab Emirates and FAO team up to boost resilience in Liberia

$4 million funding agreement to help rural women develop sustainable poultry and vegetable production using solar energy

The United Arab Emirates have agreed to provide $4 million in funding to foster rural development in Liberia in partnership with FAO. The contribution, agreed earlier this week, comes from the UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and aims to support 1 500 rural women in three counties…

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    • Agriculture and agribusiness have an invaluable and untapped potential to address the youth unemployment challenge in Africa
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United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to promote green opportunities to accelerate youth employment in Africa’s agricultural sector

Launch of the Flagship Initiative to Accelerate Youth Employment in Agriculture and Agribusiness in Africa

On the sidelines of the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the African Union (AU), together with numerous additional partners, launched the Flagship Initiative to Accelerate Youth Employment in Agriculture…

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    • FAO DG speaks at JICA-NEPAD event focused on food and nutrition security in Africa
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African countries can benefit more from Japan’s knowledge and culture of healthy foods and diets

FAO Director-General highlights need for innovative approaches focused on pro-poor actions in Africa

In their fight to end hunger and improve nutrition, African countries have the opportunity to tap into Japan's knowledge of smart technologies, agricultural machinery and marketing, as well as from the East Asian nation's high food safety and nutrition standards, and culture of healthy foods and diets, said FAO Director-General…