Agricultural project restoring livelihoods in northern Iraq: FAO

Thousands of displaced people and refugees in northern Iraq are being trained in agricultural production through a project operated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Bees, hens and greenhouses help restore livelihoods in Iraq – UN agriculture agency

Thousands of vulnerable Iraqi and Syrian refugee families affected by conflict in northern Iraq aim to profit from new livelihood ventures of the United Nations agriculture agency.

FAO report calls for investment in agriculture in Syria

Six years of fighting in Syria has caused more than US$16 billion in losses and damage to agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday.

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Syria: Agriculture should be kick-started now despite huge destruction – UN report

With six years of conflict in Syria causing more than $16 billion of lost crop and livestock production and destroyed farming assets, a United Nations report published today stressed the need to reboot and kick-start the agricultural sector now to dramatically reduce the need for humanitarian aid and migration.

Wastewater offers huge potential despite “yuck factor”: UN report

Water that has been used in agriculture, industry or the home is an untapped resource that can help address growing water scarcity.

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Agricultural support critical for people displaced by Boko Haram

More than seven million people in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin could remain “trapped in cycles of severe hunger” if farmers there do not get the support they need, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

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International collaboration on wheat rust can curb threat to global supplies – UN agency

As new data shows that wheat in Africa, Asia and Europe is increasingly threatened by fresh groups of wheat rust, the United Nations agricultural agency is highlighting the need for early detection and rapid action to keep the fungus under control.

UN agency creates tool box of new technologies, good practices to help keep food safe

From avian flu to locusts and E. coli bacteria, food is contaminated every day by diseases and pests, leading the United Nations agricultural agency to create a set of emergency prevention tools to save lives and improve food safety and security.

Sustainable agriculture, better-managed water supplies, vital to tackling water-food nexus – UN

Highlighting the challenges associated with the inextricable links between water and food – the so-called ‘water-food nexus’ – for food security, as well as for sustainable development, the United Nations agricultural agency today outlined steps that can be taken to improve water sustainability for current and future needs.

Agricultural leaders urged to act now to avert global water crisis

With agriculture currently accounting for 70 per cent of global water usage, decision makers in the industry are being urged to strengthen efforts to tackle a looming water crisis.

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