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Starvation looms for 20 million, UN agricultural advisory group told at opening session

24 April 2017 &#150 If nothing is done soon, 20 million people will starve to death over the next six months in South Sudan, Somalia, north-eastern Nigera and Yemen, the United Nations agricultural chief today …

Famine in the spotlight at FAO Council

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The 156th session of the FAO Council runs from 24-28 April 2017.

24 April 2017, Rome – Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan …

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The United Nations General Assembly declares the “International Year of Quinoa” with FAO serving as the Secretariat of the IYQ, assisting the International Committee to coordinate the celebrations. Quinoa’s legacy is celebrated at headquarters …

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28 000 farmers in Iraq, whose livelihoods have been left in tatters as a result of hostilities, have started receiving wheat seeds, animal fodder and fertilizers. The agricultural rehabilitation of Iraq has begun. The distribution …

Making the international trade in plants and seeds a safer venture

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Agricultural produce on the move in the port of Dar Es Salaam.

13 April 2017, Incheon, Republic of Korea/Rome – The international body that oversees plant health has taken a big step forward with the …

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