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News from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

On the eve of the first World Bee Day, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has urged countries and individuals to do more to protect bees and other pollinators or risk a sharp drop in food diversity.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 10:00 pm
The region "has made substantial progress" in reducing undernourishment over the last years, "but in some countries hunger is still a major concern," Graziano da Silva said, at the opening of FAO's Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 10:00 pm
The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and FAO renewed their partnership , paving the way for more joint efforts to enable smallholder and small-scale family farmers in the developing world to benefit from a business model that combines economic and social goals for inclusive development.
Posted: May 14, 2018, 11:00 am
Even in conflict situations, there is much we can do, to keep local food systems functioning and bring hope to affected populations. We need to keep farmers on their farms producing food," Graziano da Silva said at the opening of FAO's Regional Conference for the Near East which is being attended by ministers and other top officials from more than 30 countries.
Posted: May 10, 2018, 10:00 am

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

KUWAIT CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$1 million contribution from the Kuwait Red Crescent Society that will be used to provide food assistance to Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh.   
Author: WFP
Posted: May 21, 2018, 9:16 am
Seasonal storms beginning in Bangladesh are a deadly threat to Rohingya refugees.
Author: WFP
Posted: May 18, 2018, 8:51 am
KUWAIT CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week established its first office in the State of Kuwait. Based at the United Nations House in Kuwait City, the office will focus on further strengthening its ongoing collaboration with the Kuwaiti government, the private sector and other partners in the country. 
Author: WFP
Posted: May 17, 2018, 2:12 pm
DAKAR – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, is today travelling to West Africa, where more than five million people in six countries of the Sahel region – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal - could go hungry this year. 
Author: WFP
Posted: May 17, 2018, 1:12 pm