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Pan-African Parliament (PAP) and FAO join hands to strengthen the Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

The meeting kicks off tomorrow Friday 1st to Saturday 2nd March at the Pan-African Parliament in Midrand, ahead of Committee Sittings

Forty members of the Pan-African Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (PAPA-FSN) are meeting here for an intensive twoday capacity building workshop. The meeting kicks off tomorrow Friday 1st to Saturday 2nd March at the Pan-African Parliament in Midrand, ahead of Committee Sittings. The two day session aims to…

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Increasing number of people face severe food shortages in South Sudan

Nearly 7 million people expected to be in acute food insecurity at the height of lean season

Nearly 7 million people in South Sudan could face acute food insecurity at the height of this lean season (May-July), three United Nations agencies warned today, urging for scaled-up humanitarian assistance and better access to humanitarian relief. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report released today in Juba by…

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FAO sounds alarm on Desert Locust outbreak in northeast Africa and Saudi Arabia triggered by heavy rains

Increased vigilance, strict monitoring and early control needed to prevent further swarms forming and spread along both sides of the Red Sea

Heavy rains and cyclones have triggered a recent surge in Desert Locust populations, causing an outbreak to develop in Sudan and Eritrea that is rapidly spreading along both sides of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, FAO warned today. The UN agency called on all the affected countries…

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New UN report reveals that hunger in Africa continues to rise

237 million people affected in sub-Saharan Africa, straining global and continental hunger eradication efforts

Hunger in Africa continues to rise after many years of decline, threatening the continent's hunger eradication efforts to meet the Malabo Goals 2025 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2). New data presented in the joint UN report, the Africa Regional Overview of…

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International push to improve food safety

International Food Safety Conference opens with call for greater global cooperation

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development, world leaders said at today’s opening session of the First International Food Safety Conference, in Addis Ababa, organized by the African Union (AU), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United…

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In 2019, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) aims to provide 32 million people with livelihoods support to keep them on their feet

$940 million required to meet urgent needs of food-insecure people in more than 30 countries

As global hunger numbers have continued to rise driven by the proliferation of conflicts and climate-related shocks, FAO is seeking $940 million to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure populations. In 2019, FAO is hoping to reach over 32 million people who rely on agriculture for…

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African Union honours Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Director-General for contribution to Zero Hunger vision in Africa

Graziano da Silva receives recognition for supporting food security, nutrition and sustainable food systems in Africa; dedicates award to former Brazilian President Lula da Silva

The African Union (AU) today awarded FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva with a special certificate of recognition for his contribution towards the eradication of hunger in Africa and the sustainable development of the continent’s agriculture sectors. “His (Graziano da Silva’s) passion for the Zero Hunger vision and relentless leadership…

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Africa Center for Climate and Sustainable Development inaugurated in Rome

Initiated by Italy with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) support, the center has a special focus on Climate Smart Agriculture, access to water, rural women and youth

A major focus on boosting the agricultural sectors and promoting rural development in Africa is needed to ensure a better future for the continent's youth who, if given the chance, can be the drivers of development, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the inauguration of the Africa…

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) calls for policies and investments targeting sustainable water use in the Middle East and North Africa

Graziano da Silva stresses the need to tackle the region’s water and soil challenges to ensure access to locally produced fresh food

It is imperative to scale up policies and investments in the Middle East and North Africa to make water use in agriculture more sustainable and efficient and to ensure that all the people in the region have access to healthy diets, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today. “Here…

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International Food Safety Conference

The First FAO/WHO/African Union (AU) International Food Safety Conference, Addis Ababa 12-13 February, 2019

Unsafe food causes an estimated 600 million people to suffer from foodborne diseases each year, at a cost of at least US$100 billion in low- and middle-income countries, over half of which is recorded in just 28 nations. But efforts to strengthen food safety systems globally are fragmented, despite food…