Singapore, FAO inks agreement on improving food and nutrition security

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Singapore, FAO inks agreement on improving food and nutrition security 

SINGAPORE, June 9 — The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and Singapore on Tuesday signed a deal to improve food and nutrition security in Southeast Asia, the first agreement for both sides since Singapore joined the FAO in 2013.

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FAO acknowledges Philippines support to 2015 International Year of Soils

April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on FAO acknowledges Philippines support to 2015 International Year of Soils 

150408165827DA Undersecretary Segfredo Serrano shakes hands with FAO Director General Graziano da Silva (left) at the 151st Session of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Council held in Rome from March 23 to 27, 2015. Serrano, who led the Philippine delegation, expressed support for the re-election of DG da Silva for a second term and appreciation for FAOís continued assistance to the country. The Director General acknowledged the Philippinesí strong leadership in ensuring the success of the 2014 International Year of Family Farming, and sought support for the 2015 International Year of Soils. (PNA photo courtesy of DA)lam/gsc

FAO, Ethiopia launch project to tackle animal disease

February 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on FAO, Ethiopia launch project to tackle animal disease 

ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 24 — The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture launched Monday a project aiming at enhancing the livestock sector by addressing animal disease in the East African nation.

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Animals displaced by conflict in S. Sudan might spread diseases: UN agency

January 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Animals displaced by conflict in S. Sudan might spread diseases: UN agency 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 1 — The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Wednesday that as livestock owners have fled the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, millions of animals have been displaced, posing risk of spreading diseases.

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Food safety remains priority in age of organic food — UN expert

December 17, 2014 by · Comments Off on Food safety remains priority in age of organic food — UN expert 

ROME, Dec. 17 — Even in an age when the consumption of organic food is booming, strict global food safety standards are needed to protect the consumers, a leading expert at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.

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Global cereal production to hit record high: FAO

December 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on Global cereal production to hit record high: FAO 

ROME, Dec. 12 — Global cereal production will reach an all-time high of more than 2.5 billion tons in 2014, according to the statistics released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Wednesday.

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FAO Report: Food insecurity worsens mainly in African, Middle East countries

December 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on FAO Report: Food insecurity worsens mainly in African, Middle East countries 

ROME, Dec. 12 — Food insecurity is worsening due to civil conflicts, adverse weather and the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in some 38 countries, including 29 in Africa, FAO said on Thursday.

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BFAR to start 4-month large-scale fishing ban in parts of Visayan Sea Nov. 15

November 14, 2014 by · Comments Off on BFAR to start 4-month large-scale fishing ban in parts of Visayan Sea Nov. 15 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 13 — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) 7 will implement a four-month "closed fishing season" within some parts of the Visayan Sea starting Nov. 15 to protect the dwindling edible fish species in the area.

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