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Left: The information from the drones is used to develop reports on the extent and health of vegetation and, in the event of natural disasters, damage.

Left: The information from the drones is used to develop reports on the extent and health of vegetation and, in the event of natural disasters, damage.

Another example is the use of drone-generated information to design irrigation canals.

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Building the resilience of smallholder famers through small-scale irrigation and fishery


... husbands earn money so that their families can live a better life,” says Hamdi Maojee. Hamdi is one of the beneficiaries under the FAO project entitled, ...

FAO supports Syrians to increase their crop production by restoring access to water

The case of Tobos Lokure

African countries are adapting sustainable forest management practices to help protect critical species and habitats and improve land and ecosystem ...

Representational image. Reuters

As part of a Seminar on Social Innovation, participants visited Mercadom and Food Bank facilities in the Dominican Republic. ©FAO. "

As part of its urban and peri-urban horticulture project, FAO has provided farmers with improved-variety seeds and has rehabilitated irrigation and ...

In Gaza, the drinking water tastes like seawater. Years of neglect and poor management, due in large part to recurring conflicts, has led to the steady ...

An agricultural officer inspects cherry tomatoes inside a greenhouse at the Wambugu Agricultural Training Centre in

African women play a central role in achieving zero hunger and protecting our planet. Photo

Journalists walk past remains of a cow that died following drought that has hit Garsen area at the Kenya's Coast. Over 3.4 million people are facing hunger.

04 February 2016, Butyaba, Buliisa District, Uganda - Fishermen seen setting up their fishing nets at Butyaba landing site. ©FAO/Isaac Kasamani / FAO

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Signing Ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and the World Future Council Image copyright ©FAO/Alessandra Benedetti (via Flickr)

Successful farming with available resources. The Herald

FAOVerified account @FAO. Food is not the ...

Gunter Pauli, only 6% of young Europeans under 35 work in agriculture. What is the best way to change this trend?

This World Food Day, Sunday, October 16, 2016, will mark the 71st anniversary of the creation of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization ( FAO) whose ...

Conference opens with lecture on the lessons from Brazil's landmark “Zero Hunger” campaign

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The United Nations General Assembly, in its 72nd Session, has officially adopted the Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028. This Decade aims to serve as a ...


Climate Change and Food Security in Nigeria: A Behemoth impeding Development

Can Sustainable Agriculture Mitigate Massive Youth Migration in Africa? - Impakter

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The primary obstacle to sustainable food security is an economic model and thought system, embodied in industrial agriculture, that views life in ...

Seeds and cereals are assessed in in laboratories to check the quality of the grains. Credit: Shutterstock

WUR Innovation Contest: ReThink Protein

Hunger-Undernutrition Blog

Youth in Agriculture40 years on, the CGIAR looks at agriculture through the eyes of the ...

FAO's work on protecting, saving & restoring agricultural livelihoods. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Workers plucking tea from plants growing on a hillside on the Mata tea estate. As Rwanda's biggest export earner, tea is a very important part of the ...

These practices began through joint programs with United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the 1980s, ...

Thus, rice useful to farmers is like a labradoodle – a cross between a labrador and a poodle. As dog lovers know, two labradoodles will not have puppies ...

John Daffi on his piece of land that is part of a cooperative that began in 1963 in Upper Kitete. However, recent attempts by the government to revive ...

IAAS MOROCCO – Motivation weekend

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Global progress in food consumption. Source: FAO, 2009

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India's Rural Farmers Struggle to Read and Write. Here's How “AgriApps” Might Change That. | GOOD

The Dream of Food without Dirt

Swiss farmer Ernst Götsch leads a workshop

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... after the FAO made that prediction. The Malthusian fear that population growth will outstrip food supply, now 218 years old, has not yet come true.

Produce from Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon Farm, including the pâté that Sally makes with

Our food and agriculture in numbers: FAO collates and disseminates food and agriculture statistics from

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Since 2011 Nigeria has imported more than 17 million tonnes of rice

Graph 3: Yearly average market prices for rice and US-dollar (in North Korean won), and FAO food production figures. Data source: DailyNK market prices.

Soil and Pulses: Symbiosis for Life. By Valentina Gasbarri. The Food and Agriculture ...

Cary Fowler is engaged in the Noah-like task of gathering the seeds of some two million varieties of food plants.

As Practical Action we already have a number of projects on the go making use of solar power for irrigation and the provision of drinking water.

To see more of these works visit Lexicon of Food.

When young people are faced with the big question, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” agriculture is usually not an expected response.

Tunisia: Governorates included in the FAO/WFP Emergency Food Security Assessment

Livestock-generated incomes provide the means to purchase essential farm inputs, manure replenishes soils and animal traction provides ploughing—all of ...


'Straightforward, honest, and uncompromising in describing the socio-political issues of food and the credible political options. There is not a policymaker ...

India: Rent a Farm and Harvest Your own Veggies. Real-Life Farmville is Here

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Bangladesh, for example, has achieved one of the fastest reductions in child underweight and stunting in history, largely by using innovative public ...

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2015 Regional Overview of Food Insecurity

Many women, men and children affected by chronic undernourishment suffer from what the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) calls 'extreme hunger'.

Edible Inquiries: The Past, Present, and Future of Farm Bill Politics (2018)

Africa's rural areas could be the game changer for the continent's economy

Burundian Immaculate Miburo, a mother of 10, in

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Direct seeded rice seedlings 20 days after seeding

WFP works closely with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and partners to provide the seed protection umbrella alongside the lifesaving food ...

Forests such as those in the ...

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) joined last year to launch an online ...

The immediate priority is to enhance the resilience of poor and smallholder farmers so that they

These two, intriguingly, are competitors with another drought-tolerant maize strain, DroughtGuard, developed by Monsanto using the transgenic approach.


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