UN Food and Agriculture Organization

UN Daily News Programme 14 July 2017

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matt Wells and Dianne Penn.

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News in Brief 8 June 2017 (AM)

Iran parliament attack “barbaric and cowardly:” UN Security Council

The deadly terrorist attack on Iran’s parliament on Wednesday has been condemned in the strongest terms by the UN Security Council.

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Forest project in Trinidad & Tobago also protects marine life: FAO

Civil society groups, government agencies and local people in Trinidad and Tobago are coming together to improve management of forests and other protected areas, including those linked to the sea.

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Countries meet to tackle US$23 billion illegal fishing trade: FAO

Illicit fishing costs the world up to US$23 billion a year, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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News in Brief 30 March 2017 (PM)

FAO deal promotes sustainable rice production

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FAO calls for “greener” charcoal production

Making charcoal manufacturing more efficient can help address climate change and improve rural livelihoods.

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Decent job opportunities “crucial” to tackling rural migration

Creating decent employment opportunities in rural areas is “crucial” to preventing people there from leaving because they feel they have no other job options, a phenomenon known as distress migration.

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News in Brief 16 February 2016 (PM)

African countries unite to tackle crop pest infestation

Sixteen countries in east and southern Africa have agreed on taking action to boost their ability to manage emerging crop pests and livestock diseases.

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News in Brief 27 January 2017 (PM)

Conference supports women’s peace efforts in Libya

Peace cannot be achieved in Libya without the active participation of women.

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Sustainable forest management can mitigate climate change

Sustainable forest management will play an important part in global efforts to combat climate change, according to a senior official with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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