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Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic contribution to an FAO programme that provides seeds to rural families in areas affected by the combined effects of conflicts and drought."
Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:00 pm
During a visit to Colombia, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva announced USD 8.8 million in new joint work initiatives with the Territory Renewal Agency and a two-year alliance with the European Union to support the Peace Agreement that recently ended more than 50 years of fighting between the government and the FARC guerrilla movement
Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:00 pm
The Ministerial Declaration of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development noted that "putting the furthest behind first" means taking action to address the root causes of poverty. The Declaration also highlights poverty as a main cause of hunger.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:00 pm
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.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:00 pm

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

DAR ES SALAAM –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a four-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) in Tanzania. It is fully-aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which aims to end poverty, reduce inequality, tackle climate change and ensure sustainable agriculture and food security.
Author: WFP
Posted: July 25, 2017, 7:27 am
TUNIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €1 million (US$1.16 million) from the Government of Italy that will provide food assistance to tens of thousands of Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict since 2011.
Author: WFP
Posted: July 25, 2017, 7:20 am
DJIBOUTI, 23 July 2017 – World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake met President Ismail Omar Guelleh today and discussed United Nations cooperation with Djibouti.
Author: WFP
Posted: July 23, 2017, 6:48 am
MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP), today launched the first Philippine national guidelines for the management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) among children under five years of age.
Author: WFP
Posted: July 21, 2017, 7:49 am