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News from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

FAO and Norway have today launched a brand new, state-of-the-art marine studies vessel, among the most advanced of its kind — and the only research ship on the globe that flies the UN flag.
Posted: March 24, 2017, 1:00 pm
FAO today marked World Water Day by highlighting the opportunity that treated wastewater represents for agriculture, and improved food security and nutrition.
Posted: March 21, 2017, 11:00 pm
Applying sustainable forest management practices throughout the charcoal value chain is essential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining the access of households to renewable energy, FAO said today on the occasion of the UN’s International Day of Forests.
Posted: March 21, 2017, 2:00 pm
Warning of “colossal” negative impacts for the environment and human societies if the massive stores of carbon trapped in the Earth’s soils are released, Fijian president Jioji Konousi Konrote has called for stronger management of this critical natural resource speaking at the start of an international symposium.
Posted: March 21, 2017, 11:00 am

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

WFP is extremely concerned about an estimated 700,000 people still trapped in the western part of Mosul. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to facilitate safe access to all those in need. Families from western Mosul began to arrive at camps six days after the offensive started. Since then, an average of 4,500 people have fled this part of the city every day, with the number of people arriving at screening centres and camps rapidly increasing. Since the start of the initial Mosul offensive in October 2016, WFP has provided ready-to-eat food for over 1.3 million people from eastern Mosul and the Mosul corridor. This includes families in camps and those remaining in their homes.
Author: WFP
Posted: March 22, 2017, 2:46 pm
KAMPALA – A new study carried out by the Government of Uganda and its partners has found a new weather pattern that threatens to worsen food insecurity in the Karamoja region if no action is taken.
Author: WFP
Posted: March 20, 2017, 12:01 pm
PORT SUDAN – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), today welcomed the second of two recent shipments carrying urgently required food assistance for Sudan and South Sudan.
Author: WFP
Posted: March 20, 2017, 8:36 am
JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$8.4 million from the Government of Japan to support its emergency response and the WFP-managed United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in South Sudan.
Author: WFP
Posted: March 17, 2017, 2:32 pm