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FAO chief warns conflicts, climate likely to fuel more food crises

Bali, Indonesia | Xinhua | The head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Wednesday that conflicts and climate-related impacts will remain as major drivers behind food crises, and called for resilience and more efforts for peace. Soaring global food prices sparked in part by the conflict between …

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FAO urges gov’ts to make agrifood systems more resilient

Rome, Italy | Xinhua | Governments need to make their agrifood systems more connected, diversified, and resilient to sudden shocks, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stressed in a major report on Tuesday. Unveiled at a virtual conference at the FAO headquarters in Rome, “The State of Food and Agriculture …

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FAO calls on countries to reduce food losses

Rome, Italy | Xinhua | The director-general of the Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday called for countries to redouble efforts to halve food waste by the end of this decade. The organization estimated that around 14 percent of the world’s total food production is lost between …

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Battle ‘not yet over’ against locust invasions in East Africa

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Significant gains have been made against Desert Locust encroachment in East Africa, with an estimated 720,000 tons of cereal saved from the swarms of migratory pests across 10 countries. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the food saved is enough to feed five …

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Desert locust infestation linked to climate change -UN Chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The infestation of Desert Locusts across vast swatches of the East African Region is one of the devastating effects of climate change that Africa has to endure, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said. The migratory pests, which were first reported in parts …

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