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Climate change’s potential impact must figure in food production efforts
"23 Apr 2014"
Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems, stepping up action to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva tol ....
Oman... Food safety meet favours database of imported products
"23 Apr 2014"
Food Safety Conference entitled “Together Towards Safe Food”, recommended at the conclusion in Al Bustan Palace Hotel yesterday to review and standardise the legislation and laws a ....
Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth opens in The Hague
"22 Apr 2014"
Urgent coordinated action is needed to restore the health of the world’s oceans and secure the long-term well-being and food security of a growing global population. That is a key ....
Climate change and drought in the Middle East
"22 Apr 2014"
Reports about climate change were published after a series of meetings in preparation for a climate summit to be held in New York on Sept. 23, 2014. In the first report published i ....
UAE date palm oases go global
"21 Apr 2014"
The UAE’s date palm oases are expected to receive international recognition in near future for providing social, cultural, ecological and economical services to humans. The date pa ....
International Year of Family Farming 2014
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Regional Initiatives

Water scarcity Water scarcity A collaborative strategy and partnership to address the water-food security nexus
Building resilience for enhanced food security and nutrition Building resilience for enhanced food security and nutrition Support countries in eradicating hunger & malnutrition in Region
Supporting small-scale agriculture Supporting small-scale agriculture Targeting small scale producers and the rural poor
 

In Action

Malouma: A farmer from the desert (Wabonde village - Mauritania) Malouma: A farmer from the desert (Wabonde village - Mauritania) Malouma proudly demonstrates a small piece of land, which is barely little more than an area of a prayer rug, in which she succeeded in planting onions, tomatoes and garlic , thus ....
Georgette:  A Farmer from Akkar, Mountains of Lebanon Georgette: A Farmer from Akkar, Mountains of Lebanon Georgette returned to home and placed on the table various types of cheese and cold drinks that labelled on by the name of her company. The village of Halba has gained many traditi ....
 

Partnerships

New EU programme to strengthen land governance in ten African countries New EU programme to strengthen land governance in ten African countries Voluntary guidelines applied for the first time – major success in EU-FAO partnership
 

Zero Hunger

Zero Hunger Hunger can be eliminated in our lifetimes Eliminating hunger is a moral imperative that the world cannot afford to ignore. It’s not just the right thing to do; it is the smart thing to do.

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