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Beefing Up Africa's Food Security

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Raising cattle in South Africa has the potential to feed a growing continental population.

Good rains bring some hope for war-torn Syrians

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Food security in parts of Syria is slightly better than the same time last year due to an improved security situation and enhanced access to humanitarian assistance, but the overall situation remains far worse than before the war, FAO and WFP warned today.

DPR Korea’s food production hit by the worst drought since 2001

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DPR Korea’s crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large part of its population, according to a new FAO update prepared in collaboration with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

World hunger again on the rise, driven by conflict and climate change, new UN report says

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After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new United Nations report on world food security and nutrition. At the same time, multiple forms of malnutrition are threatening the health of millions worldwide.

Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output

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Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve food supply conditions, but regional droughts and ongoing civil conflicts are blocking progress towards hunger reduction, according to FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

FAO-World Bank launch $36 million programme to scale up famine-fighting in Yemen

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The grant funds for the three-year "Smallholder Agricultural Production Restoration and Enhancement Project (SAPREP)" come from the World Bank's Global Agriculture Food Security Program (GAFSP).

FAO calls for new food systems to conquer malnutrition in all its forms

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Malnutrition is a growing risk at the same time as the number of the world’s hungry is increasing, making incisive changes to food systems an imperative for all countries and all economic actors, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva told delegates at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

New €45 million initiative seeks to curb unsustainable wildlife hunting, conserve biodiversity and improve food security

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European Commission-funded, FAO-led partnership will help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries regulate wildlife hunting, strengthen the management capacities of rural communities and increase the supply of sustainably produced meat products and farmed fish to meet the growing rural and urban demand for food.

Latin America and Caribbean are falling off path to Zero Hunger by 2030

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The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress, even as overweight and obesity emerged as a major problem in all countries in the region of the Americas, according to the Panorama of Food Security and Nutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean 2017.

Committee on World Food Security stresses role of sustainable forestry

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The week-long, 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) - Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition – endorsed new recommendations on the role of sustainable forestry in achieving food security and nutrition for all.

Pope Francis urges action on climate change and conflict to address migration

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Pope Francis called for governments around the world to collaborate to make migration a safer and voluntary choice, arguing that assuring food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts. He made the call at the global ceremony to mark World Food Day.

FAO highlights importance of food security for the upcoming WTO Conference

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“We should aim to produce an outcome that will be a step closer towards an inclusive, balanced and equitable global trading system,” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said. A top priority is prioritize global agreements over bilateral trade instruments, he told the Committee on Commodity Problems.

LADA Commits US$2 million to Improve Food Security - Liberian Daily Observer

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LADA Commits US$2 million to Improve Food Security Liberian Daily Observer She said further that her institution is currently finalizing the procurement of two integrated commercial scale rice mills for two rice milling enterprises in Voinjama and Foya Districts, Lofa County. “We have also finalized the procurement of smaller ......

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