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FAO addresses Pan-African Parliament on unlocking Africa’s agriculture potential

Africa accounts for 45 percent of the world’s surface area suitable for agricultural production. Even with some large arid and semi-arid areas, the continent’s vast water resources are, on average underutilized, with only about 2-3 percent of renewable water resource in use, compared to five percent worldwide. Africa is also home to an abundant supply of labour for agriculture-related products and services. read more

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Forest products critical to fight hunger – including insects / New study highlights role of insects for food and feed consumption

ROME, Italy, May 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Forests, trees on farms and agroforestry are critical in the fight against hunger and should be better integrated into food security and land use policies, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition in Rome (13-15 May).
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Madagascar needs more than $41 million to end locust plague / Half of the country infested by locusts – food production seriously at risk

ROME, Italy, March 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June to start fighting a severe locust plague that threatens the country’s next cropping seasons and the food security of more than half the country’s population, FAO said today. The agency underlined, however, that a three-year strategy is needed – requiring an additional $19 million. read more

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Madagascar a besoin de 41 millions de dollars pour mettre fin à l’invasion de criquets / La moitié du pays est infestée, ce qui menace gravement la production alimentaire

ROME, Italie, 26 mars 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Madagascar a besoin d’urgence de plus de 22 millions de dollars d’ici juin pour commencer à lutter contre la terrible invasion de criquets qui menace les prochaines saisons culturales et la sécurité alimentaire de plus de la moitié de la population, indique la FAO. L’Organisation souligne toutefois la nécessité de mettre en œuvre une stratégie sur trois ans, qui requiert 19 millions de dollars supplémentaires. read more

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La FAO soutient la transformation du secteur agricole ougandais / La solution de l’agriculture commerciale

ROME, Italie, 11 mars 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Le Directeur général de la FAO, M. José Graziano da Silva, a rencontré le Vice-Président ougandais, M. Edward Sekandi, pour discuter des différentes solutions envisageables afin d’assurer la sécurité alimentaire de toute la population ougandaise et de réduire la pauvreté en aidant les petits agriculteurs du pays. read more

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FAO’s support in transforming the agriculture sector in Uganda / Uganda encouraged to embrace commercial farming

ROME, Italy, March 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva met with Ugandan Vice-President Edward Sekandi to discuss ways to ensure food security for all Ugandans and reduce poverty by supporting rural smallholders in the country’s agriculture sector. read more

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Commissioner Piebalgs and FAO Director-General underline support for nutrition and food security in Malawi

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, March 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ During a high level visit to Malawi, EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, and José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), will meet today President Joyce Banda to discuss the country’s challenges on nutrition and food security and underline ongoing EU and FAO support in this area. read more

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Andris Piebalgs et le directeur général de la FAO mettent en exergue le soutien à la nutrition et à la sécurité alimentaire au Malawi

BRUXELLES, Royaume de Belgique, 5 mars 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Au cours d’une visite de haut niveau au Malawi, Andris Piebalgs, commissaire européen chargé du développement, et José Graziano da Silva, directeur général de l’Organisation des Nations unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), rencontreront aujourd’hui Joyce Banda, présidente du Malawi, afin d’examiner avec elle les défis auxquels son pays est confronté dans le domaine de la nutrition et de la sécurité alimentaire et de mettre l’accent sur l’aide en cours de l’UE et de la FAO dans ce domaine. read more

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Small farmers risk exclusion from biofuels certification schemes / FAO report warns that certification schemes could become indirect trade barriers if not properly managed

ROME, Italy, February 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ The way certification schemes for biofuels are structured makes it difficult for smallholder producers and many developing countries to participate in export markets, according to a new report from FAO. read more

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