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OECD Global Forum on Agriculture 2017

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The Global Forum on Agriculture 2017 will be held in Paris, France on 3 May 2017 on the theme of food security in Southeast Asia.

Further agricultural reforms in the Philippines would help reduce poverty and improve food security

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The Philippines has made impressive progress in reforming the agricultural sector, but more can be done to ensure that farm policy helps further reduce poverty and ensure greater food security, according to a new OECD report.

Borlaug Fellows undergo intensive training on how to feed 9.5 billion people by 2050

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With a looming global food deficit and an ongoing famine crisis, the 2017 class of the Borlaug Fellow Summer Institute on Global Food Security could face one of the most challenging sessions since the program started six years ago.

With famines looming, we need to step up now

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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.

Italian NGO network and FAO join forces on food security and rural development

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Young and qualified volunteers from across Italy will soon be able to join FAO’s offices around the globe thanks to a partnership signed today between FAO and the Federazione Organismi Cristiani di Servizio Internazionale Volontario (FOCSIV), a network of Italian Christian NGOs.

Sustainable use of oceans requires end to illegal fishing

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The world’s oceans offer both challenges and solutions to the Sustainable Development Agenda, and managing them carefully is essential for global food security as well as the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at the UN Oceans Conference.

FAO-WFP report is an invaluable tool for the UN Security Council, says its President

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Ambassador Llorentty Solíz described the report as "an invaluable tool" which will keep the UN Security Council updated on the food security situation of countries in conflict. "The information is very reliable and we look forward to receiving future editions," he added.

New guide to prevent child labour in conflicts and disasters

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A new guide by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) urges child labour concerns be integrated in agriculture, food security and nutrition programs during crises and disasters, and was presented today to mark World Day Against Child Labour.

Sri Lanka’s food production hit by extreme drought followed by floods

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A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Turkey contributes $20 million to support FAO’s work in Central Asia and the Caucasus

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The donation is aimed to back FAO’s work to improve food security, rural development and natural resource management in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Germany and FAO honor 15 years of strategic partnership

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...129 million in special funds channeled to food security, right-to-food initiatives and nutrition programmes around the world through the BMEL and FAO’s Bilateral Trust Fund (BTF).

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