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  • UN: New DFID-FAO agreement paves way for stronger, easier collaboration
    21 december 2015 17:28:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DfID) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are strengthening their partnership with a new agreement that will benefit future collaboration on a multitude of fronts, a UN statement said on Monday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Intra-COMESA trade in maize to increase
    21 december 2015 13:15:03
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) says Intra-COMESA trade in grains is set to rise following the launch of a roadmap that will address differences in standards and regulations that impede regional trade in maize. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: US provides support to avert Ethiopia food shortages
    18 december 2015 14:31:28
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ethiopia (PANA) - The U.S. on Friday announced US$88 million in assistance for Ethiopia to address an urgent food crisis resulting from the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon, which has caused shortages in parts of the East African nation. Full text...

  • Kenya: NEPAD says climate smart agriculture key to Africa's development
    11 december 2015 17:17:42
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Collaboration by various stakeholders including governments, NGOs and research bodies is needed now to rapidly scale-up the African agricultural sector to improve food security and resilience to climate change, according to a senior official of NEPAD. Full text...

  • Agriculture: FAO study reveals disturbing hunger trends in world's highland areas
    11 december 2015 16:46:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - While global hunger figures are decreasing, the number of food insecure people in mountain areas rose 30 percent between 2000 and 2012, according to a new study released Friday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Mountain Partnership on International Mountain Day. Full text...

  • Botswana: Government increases drought subsidy for Botswana farmers
    10 december 2015 16:21:42
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has increased its agriculture subsidy scheme to cushion farmers from the prevailing drought conditions in the country, Agriculture minister Patrick Ralotsia said Thursday. Full text...

  • Italy: Align trade and agricultural development policies better to achieve food security - FAO
    09 december 2015 14:08:12
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Rules governing international trade of food and agricultural products should be crafted with an eye to improving countries' food security and other development objectives. Full text...

  • Italy: Artificial fish habitats along Somali coast to benefit coastal communities - FAO
    07 december 2015 11:14:15
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), working with the European Union, has completed the deployment of 25 "fish magnets" along Somalia's 3,300-km coastline, a move that will boost the nation's small-scale artisanal fisheries, the UN food agency announced on Monday. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief appeals for reverse in rate of soil degradation
    04 december 2015 15:05:52
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appealed for Full text...

  • UN: FAO says food prices fall in November
    03 december 2015 20:49:33
    New York, US (PANA) - November saw a decrease in major food commodity prices as the cost of most globally-traded staples fell, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) reported on Thursday, warning of deteriorating food security in areas affected by conflict or severe weather. Full text...

  • COP21: FAO urges "hand-in-hand" approach to hunger and climate change
    02 december 2015 10:17:56
    Paris, France (PANA) - Providing support to developing countries and their agricultural sectors is essential for the global goals of eradicating hunger and tackling the challenges of climate change, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva said in Paris on Tuesday. Full text...

  • COP21: Google, FAO partner to make remote sensing data more efficient and accessible
    02 december 2015 10:11:15
    Paris, France (PANA) - Google Maps and FAO have agreed to work closely together to make geospatial tracking and mapping products more accessible, providing a high-technology assist to countries tackling climate change and much greater capacity to experts developing forest and land-use policies. Full text...

  • Italy: AU, Thai ministry receive FAO awards
    01 december 2015 09:22:25
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC), Thailand's Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the National Geographic Society on Monday received UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) awards for their outstanding efforts in support of Zero Hunger. Full text...

  • UN: FAO says surge in climate change-related disasters threat to food security
    27 november 2015 16:56:29
    New York, US (PANA) - Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate Full text...

  • Italy: FAO, city of Milan to support global effort to fight hunger, waste, improving nutrition
    26 november 2015 13:07:30
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, promulgated earlier this year at the 2015 World Expo, is offering a unique international platform to make city food systems more equitable and sustainable, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, and the Italian city's Mayor, Giuliano Pisapia, announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • Italy: 'Revamp national laws governing pesticides'
    26 november 2015 11:23:57
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Some 30 years to the day after UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) first launched its International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides, the UN food agency is calling on countries to make sure that national regulatory frameworks governing the management of pesticides are kept up to date. Full text...

  • Italy: FAO warns of threats to food security by climate change-related disasters
    26 november 2015 11:11:21
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of many developing countries and putting them at risk of growing food insecurity, FAO warned in a new report released on Thursday ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris. Full text...

  • UN: FAO, WHO release updated guidelines on pesticide legislation, labelling
    25 november 2015 17:50:40
    New York, US (PANA) - Some 30 years to the day after the Food and Agriculture Organization Full text...

  • Tanzania: IFPRI launches ambitious initiative to end hunger, undernutrition by 2025
    19 november 2015 18:13:21
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Thursday announced the launch of 'Compact2025', an ambitious initiative to work with countries to end hunger and undernutrition by 2025, as a first step toward eradicating extreme poverty. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius conducts agricultural census after 70 years
    19 november 2015 14:19:40
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Whilst the current system of agricultural statistics is well developed, no census of agriculture has been conducted in Mauritius for more than 70 years and structural data on the agricultural sector is completely lacking, Mauritian Agro-Industry and Food Security Minister Mahen Seeruttun said at a seminar on results of the 2014 Census of Agriculture. Full text...

  • Italy: Data crucial in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - FAO
    19 november 2015 12:01:01
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - An updated version of the online tree assessment tool known as GlobAllomeTree will now allow countries to get a clearer picture of the biomass, carbon content and ecosystem services of trees and forests than previously possible, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: FAO reports deepening food insecurity in Ethiopia
    17 november 2015 17:38:29
    New vYork, US (PANA) - With Ethiopia experiencing its worst drought in decades the UN Full text...

  • Italy: IFAD President commits support to Kenya’s efforts to eradicate hunger, poverty
    17 november 2015 16:45:41
    Rome, Italy (PANA) – A week before world leaders gather to hammer out an international climate agreement, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, is due to start Wednesday a four-day visit to Kenya to meet with government officials and discuss the importance of investing in climate change resilience to achieve zero hunger and poverty targets in the East African country by 2030. Full text...

  • Italy: FAO warns torrential rains, cyclones could favour locust surge
    11 november 2015 11:33:26
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Unusually heavy and widespread rains that fell recently in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen could favour Desert Locust breeding, the UN Food and Agriculture (FAO) has warned on Wednesday, stressing that close monitoring is needed over the next six months to prevent the insects from forming destructive swarms. Full text...

  • UN: FAO launches 2016 International Year of Pulses, celebrating benefits of legumes
    10 november 2015 19:25:40
    New York, US (PANA) - Under the slogan "nutritious seeds for a sustainable future", the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday launched the 2016 International Year of Pulses to raise awareness about the protein power and health benefits of all kinds of dried beans and peas, boost their production and trade, and encourage new and smarter uses throughout the food chain. Full text...

  • Italy: Adverse weather pushes food prices up in October - FAO
    06 november 2015 10:06:46
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Major food commodity prices rose in October, spurred by weather-driven concerns about sugar and palm oil supplies, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Friday. Full text...

  • Italy: FAO to launch International Year of Pulses 2016
    06 november 2015 09:57:24
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Dried beans, lentils and peas – along with a myriad of their leguminous cousins – are about to enjoy an extended moment in the sun, as the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 10 November launches the International Year of Pulses: nutritious seeds for a sustainable future (IYP). Full text...

  • UN: FAO says adverse weather pushes global food prices up by 3.9 per cent in October
    05 november 2015 16:27:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Weather-driven concerns about sugar and palm oil supplies have led Full text...

  • Italy: IFAD says rural transformation key to reversing youth migration from East, Southern Africa
    05 november 2015 10:30:06
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Madagascar will bring policy makers and development practitioners together from 10-13 November in Antananarivo, capital of the Indian Ocean island, to discuss innovative approaches to transforming poor rural communities. Full text...

  • Italy: New world agriculture census round to kick off in 2016
    04 november 2015 11:28:06
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - A new global round of country-driven agricultural censuses is set to begin in 2016, a large-scale, data collection process that will gather information and statistics on the world's agricultural sector. Full text...

  • UN: FAO says new world agriculture census to kick off in 2016
    03 november 2015 17:24:00
    New York, US (PANA) - A global round of country-driven agricultural censuses is set to begin in 2016, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said Tuesday, noting that the process will gather information and statistics on the world's agricultural sector. Full text...

  • Italy: Burundi, IFAD join hands to combat local food insecurity, malnutrition
    03 november 2015 15:39:04
    Rome, Italy (PANA) – Burundi and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Tuesday signed a US$44.8 million agreement to finance the second phase of the Value Chain Development Programme (PRODEFI-II) in the eastern Africa country. Full text...

  • UN: FAO, WTO partner on food safety, trade to improve nutrition
    02 november 2015 19:33:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Full text...

  • Ghana: Court dismisses suit against genetically modified food
    30 october 2015 12:58:48
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Human Rights Division of the High Court in Accra has dismissed the suit for interlocutory injunction to restrain the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and the National Biosafety Committee (NBC) from releasing and commercialising Genetically Modified Food (GMO) in Ghana. Full text...

  • UN: UN agencies warn of deteriorating food security in southern Madagascar
    28 october 2015 15:18:59
    New York, US (PANA) - Leading UN food agencies on Wednesday warned that 46 per cent Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambia moves to end chronic food, nutrition insecurity
    26 october 2015 18:21:35
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's component of the Multinational Progmamme to Build Resilience to Food and Nutrition Insecurity in the Sahel (P2RS) which is financed by the African Development Fund (ADF) was launched here Monday. Full text...

  • Senegal: AfDB begins big push for agriculture with US$300 million fund for farmers
    24 october 2015 13:15:24
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) -The African Development Bank (AfDB) has pledged to start a big push for agriculture growth in Africa by setting up a US$300 million fund to finance women in farming business. Full text...

  • Senegal: President Sall says Paris climate talks should benefit Africa's agriculture
    23 october 2015 14:18:32
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Delegates at the joint African Development Bank (AfDB) and Senegalese government-convened Feeding Africa Conference have supported President Macky Sall’s call to target international financial assistance for addressing climate change to modernize Africa’s agriculture. Full text...

  • UN: WFP chief warns of funding shortages in Mauritania
    22 october 2015 17:24:58
    New York, US (PANA) - On a two-day visit to Mauritania, Ms. Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director Full text...

  • Italy: IFAD provides new financing to strengthen inland fisheries, aquaculture in Congo
    22 october 2015 13:24:33
    Rome, Italy (PANA) – Congo Republic and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed Thursday a US$17.56 million agreement to finance an inland fisheries and aquaculture project (PD-PAC) in the country's northern departments of Cuvette, Cuvette-Ouest, Sangha and Plateaux. Full text...

  • Senegal: International conference on African agriculture transformation opens in Dakar
    21 october 2015 17:57:02
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall on Wednesday led a new international effort to modernize agriculture in Africa, urging finance ministers and commercial banks to support efforts to modernize crop production and help generate economic growth. Full text...

  • Italy: Madagascar signs financing agreement with IFAD to boost food security
    21 october 2015 15:36:17
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Madagascar and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement Wednesday aimed at improving incomes and food security of smallholders in the Indian Ocean island. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Unlocking Africa’s potential to create wealth from agriculture (Analysis by Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank )
    21 october 2015 15:10:02
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - There is an unbelievable contrast today in Africa: How can a continent with such an abundance of arable land, water and sunshine annually import food worth US$35 billion? How can it be that the continent is not food secure? This must change. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU wants Paris climate deal to cover agricultural support
    20 october 2015 17:30:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Global agreement on how to deal with climate change must be extended to cover the necessary assistance to farmers affected by poor crop yields due to drought and the impact of climate change, the African Union (AU) said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Italy: US gives US$87m to combat global animal disease threats
    20 october 2015 11:41:33
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is backing efforts of the UN Food and Agriculture Oraganisation (FAO) to combat pandemic animal disease threats in Asia, Africa and the Middle East with an additional US$87 million in funding covering the 2015-19 period. Full text...

  • UN: FAO, WFP expand operations in Southern Africa to deal with food insecurity
    19 october 2015 19:42:07
    New York, US (PANA) - An estimated 27.4 million people in Southern Africa face food Full text...

  • UN: UN chief says hunger is more than a lack of food
    16 october 2015 18:05:15
    New York, US (PANA) - On World Food Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that, Full text...

  • Senegal: AfDB organises int'l conference on agriculture in Dakar
    16 october 2015 13:38:51
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) will organise an international conference on agriculture in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, from 21-23 October. Full text...

  • Italy: Social protection, fairer food systems advocated as World Food Day is celebrated
    16 october 2015 13:32:14
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Leading figures in the global fight against hunger are gathered Friday at the Milan Expo to celebrate the World Food Day, marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) with appeals to speed up efforts to eradicate hunger and improve the way food is produced and consumed. Full text...

  • FAO: FAO hails pledge by 100 cities to fight hunger, improve nutrition
    16 october 2015 13:04:56
    Milan, Italy (PANA) - Cities have a key role to play in ending hunger and improving nutrition, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said Thursday while welcoming a commitment by more than 100 cities from around the world to make food systems in urban areas more equitable and sustainable. Full text...

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