agriculture

As WTO moves to phase out farm subsidies, UN agency urges fair policies that support food security

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) welcomed an agreement by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to move towards eliminating agricultural export subsidies, while noting that differences remain over other measures meant to create equitable global trading conditions, particularly for developing countries.

Making agriculture more “climate compatible”

Irregular weather conditions such as frequent drought in Africa’s Sahel region and extreme flooding in Myanmar, are having an impact on food systems and affecting millions of people worldwide.

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Zanzibar women farmers fight for their rights by going back to school

Women farmers on Zanzibar are going back to school to fight for their rights and boost family income.

Most of the farmers on the tropical island off the coast of mainland Tanzania are women, but traditionally they have had very little control over their lives, or finances.

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Invest in agriculture to break poverty cycle

Investments need to be made in agriculture if the world’s poorest people are to get enough to eat according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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“Triple-win” strategy will help end hunger by 2030

Learning new ways to farm will help make hunger a thing of the past, according to a World Bank agricultural development expert.

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Putting Afghan women at the centre of farming development

A lack of land and capital has been hampering the role of Afghan women in the countryside, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture representative there.

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Global deforestation slowing down

The expanse of the world’s forest land is shrinking, but at a slower rate than ever before, according to a new report by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

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Forests vital resource for life and food security

Forests are essential to life on our planet, food security and tackling climate change.

That’s according to Jeffrey Campbell, manager of the forest and farm facility of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

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UN agency and MasterCard join forces to support refugees and small-scale farmers

Residents at the Kakuma refugee camp in north-western Kenya will soon be able to buy charcoal produced in an environmentally-friendly way by local farmers as part of an innovative new alliance between the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and MasterCard to support small farmers and poor families.

Ancient crops to be deposited in Norway’s Arctic seed vault for future generations – UN

As a significant step towards preserving the world’s most important ancient crops for future generations, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency, together with scientists and delegations from Peru, Costa Rica and Norway, today witnessed a ceremony during which potato seeds were deposited to the “safety box” in Arctic seed vault.