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Fall Armyworm could threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers in Asia as the invasive crop-eating pest is highly likely to spread further from India, with South East Asia and South China most at risk, FAO warned today.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 10:00 pm
Graziano da Silva stressed the importance of sustainable soil management as an "essential part of the Zero Hunger equation" in a world where more than 815 million people are suffering from hunger and malnutrition.
Posted: August 12, 2018, 10:00 pm
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has urged countries to unite behind a campaign to promote indigenous women’s rights and encourage their participation in policy discussions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger.
Posted: August 7, 2018, 10:00 pm
FAO's new corporate framework (Corporate Framework to support sustainable peace in the context of Agenda 2030) allowing the agency to transform its engagements in conflict-affected situations into strategic and evidence-based approaches geared to supporting sustainable peace, is now operational.
Posted: August 6, 2018, 10:00 pm

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

​ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing food to tens of thousands of people seeking temporary shelter following violent protests in the Somali Region of Ethiopia.
Author: WFP
Posted: August 15, 2018, 9:38 am
Abuja / Maiduguri, Nigeria. The World Food Programme (WFP), together with its partner INTERSOS, has distributed fuel-efficient stoves to 7,340 displaced families receiving WFP food assistance in the town of Banki, in Nigeria’s Borno state. The stoves distribution is an effort to improve people’s quality of life and reduce the protection risks faced by women and girls in particular, when they have to gather firewood from unsafe areas. 
Author: WFP
Posted: August 14, 2018, 5:45 pm
JERUSALEM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Palestine welcomed a contribution of €2.95 million (US$3.6 million) from the European Union to support critical food assistance to severely vulnerable Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. 
Author: WFP
Posted: August 14, 2018, 9:31 am
Focus includes tackling poverty, building resilience to shocks and addressing migration 15-18 August 2018.
Author: WFP
Posted: August 10, 2018, 1:25 pm