Posts Tagged FAO

Local environmental news: Govt moves to protect 136 land, marine spaces…

In keeping with my local/Caribbean news updates, here’s an article from one of our local (Trinidad & Tobago) newspapers last week regarding a new protected areas initiative. Read all about it here: https://newsday.co.tt/2019/06/24/govt-moves-to-protect-136-land-marine-spaces/?fbclid=IwAR0GSBDLxVzJE7Oi9ITvmVy7vWm5KAejQjjlG84RsRWj04UXaFd2vXe0U0c Advertisements

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Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women…

ROME, Jun 19 2018 (IPS) – We worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted… Read the article here at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/06/food-sustainability-migration-nutrition-women/

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Farming Beyond Drought…

The Caribbean accounts for seven of the world’s top 36 water-stressed countries and Barbados is in the top ten. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) defines countries like Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis as water-scarce with less than 1000 m3 freshwater resources per capita. With droughts becoming more seasonal in nature […]

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Which tropical forest conservation strategies are proving most effective?…

Article from mongabay.com regarding various studies evaluating the effectiveness of various forest conservation programs and related policies in Africa, Asia and Latin America. These were published last month in the journal PLOS ONE, read about it here: Which tropical forest conservation strategies are proving most effective

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FAO launches an umbrella programme to support responsible investments in agriculture and food system… 

Upcoming FAO activity in relation to the UN SDG programme in Abu Dhabi, read about this activity here :FAO launches an umbrella programme to support responsible investments in agriculture and food system

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Forests: To Farm or Not to Farm? …

Summary: “The dilemma is critical: on the one hand, there is an absolute need to produce more food for the world’s steadily growing population; on the other, there is pressing urgency to halt -and further revert- the increasing trend to deplete the forests, which are as necessary for human survival as it is for ensuring […]

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Opinion: Healthy Diets for Healthy Lives…

 ROME, May 5 2015 (IPS) – In the last half-century, people’s lifestyles have changed dramatically. Life expectancy has risen almost everywhere, but this has been accompanied by an increase of so-called non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases, and diabetes – causing more and more deaths in all corners of the world… Read the article here at […]

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2015 is the International Year of Soils…

2015 is the International Year of Soils. For many of us it is hard to get excited about the brown crumbly stuff underneath our feet, but without it we, and much of life on Earth, wouldn’t be here. Earth’s dirt is one of the things that sets it apart from the other rocky lifeless planets […]

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Less Hunger, But Not Good Enough…

Source – ipsnews.net… “ROME, Oct 2 2013 (IPS) – Every year, we take a snapshot of world progress in the fight against chronic hunger. This year, the picture is looking better, but it’s still not good enough. Some 842 million people are estimated to have been suffering from chronic hunger in 2011-2013, according to The State […]

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