International Year of Pulses closes with call to build upon strong momentum

chana 390705 640At the closing ceremony of the International Year of Pulses (IYP) hosted by Burkina Faso with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the organisation said that the year helped raise awareness globally of the many benefits of pulses, and boosted knowledge sharing and partnerships, but gains must be further strengthened to achieve the international community’s sustainable development goals

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FAO, Japan collaborate to fight food insecurity in Myanmar

5335814456 70d43fe3ef z 1The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that it has successfully delivered emergency assistance to more than six thousand rural households across Rakhine State, a region of Myanmar where nearly half the population is engaged in the agriculture sector

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ERL: half of world's calories is produced by small farms

Small farm Dalaman 2833283000A study published in Environmental Research Letter (ERL) estimates that more than 50 per cent of the world's food calories are produced in regions where the average farm size is less than five hectares, particularly in South and East Asia 

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Wheat rust continues, new races found in Central Asia, Europe and Africa

Wheat leaf rust on wheatWheat rust, a family of fungal diseases that can cause crop losses of up to 100 percent in untreated susceptible wheat, is making further advances in Europe, Africa, and Asia, according to two new studies produced by scientists in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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G20 farm ministers discuss protecting water supplies

GTJwcwO9UCv71eqg1WqW6htNPY8TLp89'Greater global efforts should be taken to safeguard precious world water supplies to secure food production,' the agriculture ministers of the group of 20 leading economies (G20) said on Sunday 22 January 

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