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FAO distributes seeds, fertiliser in planting season push

Nourou Macki Tall

Seeds and fertiliser for more than one million people are being distributed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that began in June, 2017. It is part of efforts, led by the Federal Government, to restore livelihoods and combat critical levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in areas affected by Boko Haram violence. ...

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EU provides €900,000 to support marine species

Karmenu Vella

The European Commission has announced a significant financial contribution of €2.25 million to the Secretariat of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to help with the implementation of decisions adopted at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the CITES that held September 24 to October 4, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The ...

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$177m earmarked for Nigeria under $3.5b Africa ocean economies initiative

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Africa is once again at the centre of global focus, thanks to an initiative aimed at ensuring that its marine economies are climate-resilient. In the face of a changing global climate, Africa and its coastal communities that rely on the oceans for their food security and livelihoods are considered particularly vulnerable. But succour may just be around the corner, going ...

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Climate change a risk factor for global food security, says report

Jose Graziano da Silva

Mankind’s future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report. Though very real and significant progress in reducing global hunger has been achieved over the past 30 years, “expanding food production and economic growth have often come at a heavy ...

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FAO clamours support to help small farmers adapt to climate change

Jose Graziano da Silva

Failure to act now to make our food systems more resilient to climate change will “seriously compromise” food production in many regions and could doom to failure international efforts to end hunger and extreme poverty by 2030, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, warned on Monday, February 13 2017. “Agriculture holds the key to solving two ...

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Abuja, Calabar validation forums set stage for fresh REDD+ phase

Governor Ben Ayade

Two separate validation workshops held recently within two weeks in Abuja, the federal capital city, and Calabar, the capital city of Cross River State, have set the stage for a somewhat vital next-phase for the UN-REDD Programme in Nigeria. While the Abuja forum entailed a national authentication of the draft REDD+ document, the Calabar workshop focused essentially on state-related issues, ...

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Communication: REDD+ programme urged to utilise online media

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Nigeria’s UN-REDD Programme has been urged to make better use of online publications as well as social media platforms in order to effectively communicate and increase awareness on its activities. This call formed part of the outcomes of a three-day “Capacity building workshop of selected and strategic media professionals on REDD+” that held recently in Calabar, Cross River State. Specifically, ...

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FAO demands collaboration on biodiversity mainstreaming ahead Cancun COP13

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The 23rd session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO23), which took place in Rome, Italy 18 to 22 July 2016, took an effective approach that focused on the interlinkages between forest and other sectors and issues, including biodiversity and climate change. COFO23 helped to showcase how countries have been devising forest policies which provide mutual benefits for the forestry sector ...

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Images: People at the heart of land restoration

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Land restoration in northern Niger  in West Africa is making degraded areas productive again, providing economic opportunities in a region where migration has become a tradition. Now, under Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations’ (FAO) Action Against Desertification programme, these efforts are being expanded to six African countries. According to the FAO, this development shows that land degradation ...

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Vulnerable South Sudanese families get FAO seeds, tools

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Ahead of the 2016 farming season and in order to give farmers enough time for proper land preparation and planting, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and its partners have so far distributed seeds and agricultural tools to about 200,000 vulnerable farming households, which benefitted about 1.1 million people in South Sudan. A statement issued by ...

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