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MILLETS AND SORGHUM; FORGOTTEN FOODS FOR THE FUTURE

Millets and sorghum are grains that are nutrient-rich, drought-tolerant crops and can support communities around the world. The International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) estimates that more than 90 million people in Africa and Asia depend on millets in their diets, and 500 million people in more than 30 countries depend …

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FISHERIES SUSTAINABILITY…

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MANUEL BARANGE: WE NEED TO EMPOWER SMALL-SCALE FISHERS, FISH FARMERS AND FISH WORKERS

IYAFA: Interview with Manuel Barange, Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Division at FAO, on the importance of artisanal fisheries and aquaculture for the environmental sustainability We sat down with professor Barange to hear his vision for the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture and to focus on Pillar …

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DAVID BEASLEY: CONDITIONS NOW ARE MUCH WORSE IN TERMS OF FOOD CRISES

Two U.N. food agencies have issued stark warnings about multiple, looming food crises on the planet, driven by climate “shocks” like drought and worsened by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine that have sent fuel and food prices soaring. The glum assessment came in a …

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FAO-TURKIYE PARTNERSHIP AIMS TO RECULTIVATE ABANDONED LANDS FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE…

News release… The project will help improve the structure and enlargement of farms in beneficiary countries,and identify ways that land banking can support land consolidation procedures. 4 June 2022, Ankara – The abandonment or non-utilization of agricultural land is a common problem in many countries, especially in South-Eastern Europe and the …

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IFAD ESTABLISHES A ‘CRISIS RESPONSE INITIATIVE’ FOR FINANCING SMALL-SCALE PRODUCERS IN UKRAINE!

Conflict and food insecurity go hand-in-hand. Without peace, stable food systems and sustainable development will always be out of reach. The war in Ukraine has caused not only a humanitarian crisis, but is also increasing food and fuel prices, which in turn are impacting the world’s most vulnerable people. Even …

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LATEST FARMING TECHNOLOGIES ATTRACT YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS IN PAKISTAN…

Rooftop and hydroponic farming give opportunities to explore more environmentally friendly options… LAHORE, Pakistan… With alarm bells ringing all over the world over global warming, new farming technologies are helping the young generation reduce waste and keep the Earth healthy. A survey by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics in 2018 …

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DR. NEVZAT BİRİŞİK: THIS AGREEMENT WILL ADD NEW DYNAMISM TO THE FAO-TURKIYE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME

Press release… 26 April 2022, Ankara – A virtual inception meeting was held on 11 April 2022 to announce the Letter of Agreement (LoA) signed between FAO and the General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies (TAGEM). In addition to high-level officers from FAO and TAGEM, representatives, researchers and experts from Azerbaijan, …

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URGENT ACTION ON FOOD SECURITY AMID RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR!

Price increase in natural gas led to surging fertilizer prices, says World Bank, IMF, WFP, WTO… Major international financial institutions called Wednesday for urgent action on food security amid the Russia-Ukraine war. In a joint statement, the heads of the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United …

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DRONES CAN TRANSFORM AGRICULTURE AND BOOST FARM INCOME…

Drones with their applications are making a big impact on the life around us as they are making a foray into every sector due to their multifarious usages and last mile connectivity. After the delivery giants like Amazon and Walmart started operating drones for commercial purpose, governments too are trying …

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