agriculture

Nicaragua’s ‘Dry Corridor’ to benefit from UN-backed sustainable agriculture project

About 30,000 families in 58 municipalities in Nicaragua’s ‘Dry Corridor,’ the area of the country most affected by droughts and climate change, are expected to benefit from a financial agreement between the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Nicaragua to boost sustainable agricultural production.

Agriculture “fundamental” to fighting climate change

Agriculture is a fundamental part of global efforts to combat the impacts of climate change, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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UN agriculture agency calls for giant research leap to rein in farm-driven antimicrobial resistance

Combating anti-microbial resistance (AMR) requires much better scientific understanding than now of the myriad of pathways by which resistance emerges and spreads, a United Nations report urges.

Future of food security depends on irrigation methods that adapt to climate change – UN agency

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that in order to adapt agriculture to a changing climate, new approaches to irrigation will need to be developed and implemented worldwide.

“Business as usual not an option” for farmers

“Business as usual is not an option” for farmers across the world, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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UN agricultural agency launches programme to eradicate deadly goat disease

The United Nations agricultural agency today launched the first phase of a new, 15-year global programme to eradicate a highly contagious viral animal disease affecting more than 70 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia, which account for about 80 per cent of the world’s sheep and goats and where millions of families depend heavily on these animals for nutrition and livelihoods.

INTERVIEW: 'If we don’t act now, the future will not be in our hands' – UN rural development agency chief

As the world marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, one man who has spent many years working to end poverty among the world’s poorest populations is calling for action now, by investing more in the rural poor.

Rural Latin American and Caribbean areas need targeted agricultural policies, investments – UN

Economic growth is not enough to eliminate poverty in rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean, and governments need targeted policies and investments for agricultural development and correct historic inequality experienced by millions of people across the region, says a United Nations report released today.

Modernizing sub-Saharan Africa’s farming systems can boost livelihoods, help feed the world – UN

With Africa set to play an ever-growing role in feeding the world’s bourgeoning population, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) today stressed that the sub-Saharan region needs modern, efficient – and above all mechanized and environmentally sound – farming system to meet global demand and transform the lives and economies of millions of rural families.

Innovating agriculture to address climate change

Transforming agriculture to address challenges such as climate change and growing urban populations are among the topics experts and decision makers will be discussing this week in Rome.

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