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News from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

FAO is working with the government of Peru to assist some 7,000 mostly small-scale farmers restore their capacity to produce crops and feed their families in the wake of heavy rains, floods and landslides that hit the country earlier this year.
Posted: May 17, 2017, 10:00 pm
Governments, civic groups and businesses need to rally support for both immediate relief to people in countries at risk of famine as well as longer-term initiatives that will allow them to recover and restore their livelihoods, Ambassador Amira Gornass, Chair of the Committee on World Food Security, said today.
Posted: May 17, 2017, 11:00 am
Graziano da Silva made the remarks at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. The event, he said, provided a unique impetus for an international concerted effort to promote "a more balanced, equitable and inclusive development along the Belt and Road".
Posted: May 14, 2017, 10:00 pm
FAO has developed guidelines (Supplementary Guidelines for Addressing Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag)) aiming to support developing countries in making sure agriculture is both included in national plans and made more adaptive and resilient.
Posted: May 12, 2017, 8:00 am

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

BANGUI - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is dispatching food by air and road to thousands of people in need of food assistance in conflict-torn Central African Republic (C.A.R.), where a new wave of violence has killed dozens of people and displaced thousands.
Author: WFP
Posted: May 19, 2017, 7:08 am
DUSHANBE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Tajikistan in partnership with Caritas Switzerland (Caritas) ) hosted a five-day visit for an organisation that raises money for school meals – the Canadian Earth Group – in Dushanbe and Muminabad 13 to 17 May 2017.
Author: WFP
Posted: May 18, 2017, 12:49 pm
ANKARA – The number of refugees in Turkey receiving monthly cash assistance through an innovative relief programme has now reached 500,000 and continues to rise. The EU-funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) supports the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey with a debit card to cover basic needs such as food, rent, medicine and clothes.
Author: WFP
Posted: May 17, 2017, 8:42 am
Access to cooking fuel involves numerous safety, health, and environmental risks for food insecure, crisis-affected populations. The World Food Programme's Safe Access to Fuel and Energy, or SAFE, initiative has reached over 6 million people in 18 countries, meeting a target set in 2009. The aim is now to help 10 million people safely prepare their meals by 2020. 
Author: WFP
Posted: May 16, 2017, 3:08 pm