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FAO and Bioversity International, the IITA and the World Banana Forum launched a global programme requiring $98 million to contain and manage a new strain – Tropical Race 4 (TR4) – of Fusarium wilt, an insidious banana-killing disease that can last for years in soils.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 8:00 am
Pope Francis called for governments around the world to collaborate to make migration a safer and voluntary choice, arguing that assuring food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts. He made the call at the global ceremony to mark World Food Day.
Posted: October 15, 2017, 10:00 pm
The G7 ministers were informed by the Director-General about FAO's intention, as co-chair - with the International Organization for Migration - in 2018, of the United Nations Global Migration Group (GMG), to emphasize the linkages between agricultural and rural development and migration.
Posted: October 14, 2017, 10:00 pm
Access to reliable information, including on changing weather patterns and market conditions, is essential for empowering farmers, especially those in developing countries, according to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
Posted: October 13, 2017, 10:00 pm

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

ISLAMABAD – A new tool jointly launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan will support interventions related to food security and natural disasters in the country.
Author: WFP
Posted: October 18, 2017, 11:31 am
ANKARA – A groundbreaking programme to support refugees in Turkey is providing monthly cash assistance to vulnerable families at an unprecedented scale. Just a year after its launch, the European Union-funded programme is reaching 1 million refugees, most of them from war-torn Syria.
Author: WFP
Posted: October 17, 2017, 7:38 am
Kabul – The World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million contribution from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to provide urgent food and nutrition assistance to people affected by food crises in Afghanistan.
Author: WFP
Posted: October 16, 2017, 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON/ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes new funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will provide daily school meals for nearly half a million children in four countries over the next several years through the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education Program. 
Author: WFP
Posted: October 13, 2017, 4:11 pm