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News from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

The Committee on World Food Secuirty (CFS) wrapped up its 45th Session today, tasking itself with formulating Voluntary Guidelines for Food Systems and Nutrition for approval in 2020.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:00 pm
The decision, taken by the Green Climate Fund's Board at its 17-20 October 2018 meeting in Manama, Bahrain, will see some $35.8 million allocated to the project from the Green Climate Fund. The project will also receive $91.8 million from the Salvadoran Government and the Initiative for the Americas Fund (FIAES).
Posted: October 19, 2018, 1:00 pm
A UN program that is helping developing countries cut greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation has scored a number of successes by boosting their forest monitoring capacities, a new assessment says.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 10:00 pm
A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector - especially to the lives of millions of poor, animal-dependent small-scale producers in developing countries - but also says that changes in policies and practices are needed in order to optimize those contributions.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 10:00 pm

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

KAMPALA – Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today entered a partnership to tackle food insecurity and rising levels of malnutrition in Kampala district.
Author: WFP
Posted: October 18, 2018, 1:39 pm
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Sudan is hosting today its first international conference on Post-Harvest Losses (PHL), in a broader bid to significantly scale up the fight against crop waste, including by encouraging local production of hermetic bags - the main crop storage product being showcased at the event.  
Author: WFP
Posted: October 18, 2018, 1:06 pm
ADDIS ABABA - A new accord with the Government of Ethiopia will see the World Food Programme (WFP) develop national capacity in managing the Ethio-Djibouti land corridor and port operations.  
Author: WFP
Posted: October 18, 2018, 8:41 am
BANJUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that it will transfer to participating elementary schools and early childhood development centres an initial amount of more than US$ 370,000 (D 18.5 million) to provide daily meals for up to 60,000 young students.
Author: WFP
Posted: October 17, 2018, 6:07 pm