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"Investing in measures to prevent food loss and food waste also means making investments in pro-poor policies as it promotes sustainable food systems for a zero hunger world," Graziano da Silva said.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 10:00 pm
September 2017, New York – Farming and rural non-farm-based activities still have untapped potential to generate employment opportunities for Africa’s rising youth population, FAO stressed today at a high level forum - Harnessing Skills for Rural Transformation and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - held at the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 10:00 pm
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, signed an agreement today to scale up a set of partnerships stretching from Argentina to Bangladesh.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 5:00 pm
he principals of the two organizations, Houlin Zhao (ITU) and José Graziano da Silva (FAO), signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that seeks to facilitate the development of e-Agriculture policies and regulations as well as ICT-centric innovation clusters that strengthen national and regional agricultural competitiveness.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 10:00 pm

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

ABUJA — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a significant contribution of nearly US$100 million from the United States, which guarantees continued life-saving food assistance in northeast Nigeria through early 2018.
Author: WFP
Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:24 pm
NEW YORK – The U.N. World Food Programme’s executive director, David Beasley, will discuss the crisis of staving off famine in Yemen, where 17 million people have been pushed into hunger by ongoing fighting. 
Author: WFP
Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:12 pm
SANA’A – In an ongoing struggle to avert famine in Yemen, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed to provide food assistance to a record seven million people across the country during the month of August 2017.
Author: WFP
Posted: September 20, 2017, 10:22 am
DAKAR – More than 1.5 million vulnerable children across West and Central Africa risk going to school hungry or dropping out altogether, due to lack of financing for nourishing school meals from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the agency announced at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. 
Author: WFP
Posted: September 18, 2017, 7:24 am