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UN launches ‘pocketbook’ on nutrition ahead of major conference in Rome

UN News Centre – 17 November 2014

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has today published a comprehensive pocketbook of nutrition-related data covering all regions of the world ahead of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place in Rome this week.

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Food insecurity in South Sudan set to deepen as funds dry up, warns UN agency

UN News Centre – 01 August 2014

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today that food insecurity continues to deepen in South Sudan as funding for life-saving assistance dwindles.

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South Sudan: as rains set in, UN agency boosts aid operations to reach remote areas

UN News Centre – 06 June 2014

As the rainy season begins in South Sudan, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has scaled up its emergency response operations with large-scale airdrops to provide remote communities with livelihood kits that will allow them to plant crops, fish waterways and protect livestock from fatal diseases.

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Asia-Pacific countries adopt roadmap to push toward goal of zero hunger

FAO – 14 March 2014

Photo: ©FAO/Governments from 41 countries across Asia and the Pacific today concluded a five-day regional conference on improving their responses to future food security challenges and efforts to end hunger.

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Africa Aims to Boost Food Security Action on Occasion of Africa Environment Day and Wangari Maathai

UNEP – 03 March 2014

Green Economy Transition Will Assist in Addressing Continent's Environmental Challenges.

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UN agricultural agency hails ‘historic’ new commitment to end hunger in Africa by 2025

UN News Centre – 01 February 2014

The head of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has welcomed a breakthrough commitment by African leaders to end hunger on the continent by 2025, and has pledged the UN's support as they work to “transform vision into reality.”

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World food prices stay high, but steady

FAO – 09 January 2014

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 206.7 points in December, nearly unchanged from the previous month, with a sharp increase in dairy prices and high meat values balancing out a steep decline in sugar quotations and lower cereal and oil prices.

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IFAD approves US$88m for smallholder farmers to adapt to climate change

IFAD – 16 December 2013

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) approved US $88 million in grant financing for climate change adaptation efforts in 9 vulnerable countries. At the 110th session of its Executive Board, IFAD endorsed a new generation of agricultural investment programmes which dedicate concessional loan and grant financing to actions that manage growing climate risks. This is funded by IFAD’s new Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), which channels climate finance to smallholder farmers so that they can improve their resilience to climate change.

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UNHCR to boost Syria aid supply through airlifts from Iraq

UNHCR – 10 December 2013

The UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme will start airlifting aid from Iraq to north-eastern Syria this week, a timely move that will bring much-needed relief supplies for vulnerable people in an inaccessible area as the harsh winter sets in.

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New Report Offers Menu of Solutions to Close the Global Food Gap

WRI – 03 December 2013

Actions Needed to Improve Food Production and Consumption to Close the Projected 70 Percent Gap by 2050

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All About The World Food Programme [Infographic]

WFP – 02 December 2013

World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.

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AID forum uses the power of networking to end hunger in Asia and the Pacific

FAO – 26 November 2013

Officials of UN agencies, private sector agriculture enterprises and private citizens concerned with global hunger opened today a two-day forum exploring new ways to speed up hunger reduction and achieve food security globally and particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

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AID forum uses the power of networking to end hunger in Asia and the Pacific

FAO – 26 November 2013

Officials of UN agencies, private sector agriculture enterprises and private citizens concerned with global hunger opened today a two-day forum exploring new ways to speed up hunger reduction and achieve food security globally and particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Head of UN anti-hunger agency commends India’s efforts to combat malnutrition

UN News Centre – 22 November 2013

The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) wrapped up a two-day visit to India by lauding the Government for legislation that has made the right to food legally enforceable in a country that is home to about a quarter of the world’s undernourished.

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International Year of Family Farming 2014 launched

FAO – 22 November 2013

Photo: ©FAO/Sergey KozminThe United Nations has launched the 2014 International Year of Family Farming to stress the vast potential family farmers have to eradicate hunger and preserve natural resources.

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IFAD workshop launches the second phase of a regional cooperation programme

IFAD – 22 November 2013

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in collaboration with the Farmers’ Federations from Asia and the Pacific will launch the second phase of a regional Medium Term Cooperation Programme with US$14 million grant to support farmers’ organizations from Asia and the Pacific. The workshop will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 23-24 November and will be attended by Asian Farmers’ Organizations representing 20 million small-scale farming families from 25 countries in Southeast and South Asia and the Pacific. - See more at: http://www.ifad.org/media/press/2013/56.htm#sthash.X9oMqpMB.dpuf

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Asia-Pacific region warned to prepare for risk of a potential food crisis

FAO – 24 October 2013

While the world presently has enough food to feed everyone on the planet, that’s unlikely to be the case in the not too distant future.

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FAO calls on countries to adapt to food price volatility

FAO – 07 October 2013

Photo: ©FAO/Giuseppe CarotenutoThe world’s food price problems are not over despite a current market lull, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a ministerial meeting on international food prices today attended by some 30 agriculture ministers.

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IFAD and FAO target small-scale agricultural projects facing challenges

FAO – 02 October 2013

Photo: ©FAO/Sailendra KharelThe UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have launched a new joint project to help developing countries, particularly fragile states, manage public investments in small-scale agriculture more effectively.

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Global hunger down, but millions still chronically hungry

FAO – 01 October 2013

Some 842 million people, or roughly one in eight, suffered from chronic hunger in 2011-13, not getting enough food to lead active and healthy lives according to a report released by the UN food agencies.

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