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23/07/2016

Developing nations urged to follow EU in banning toxic pesticide

Topic: Food and Agriculture Organization


NewsSpecial Report
Agriculture & Food 19-04-2016

UN chief: Food chain shows peoples’ fate 'interdependent'

SPECIAL REPORT / Humankind needs to take a more collaborative approach to agriculture in order to sustain its future nutrition needs, while at the same time minimising environmental harm to the planet, global leaders and luminaries have warned.
NewsSpecial Report
Agriculture & Food 18-04-2016

Agriculture holds key to UN Sustainable Development Goals

SPECIAL REPORT / Agriculture will play a crucial role in addressing the planet’s future needs – whether on food production, health or the preservation of the environment. But transforming the dominant agricultural model could be the greatest challenge of all.
Development Policy 27-06-2014

Sue Lautze: South Sudan needs 'meaningful peace'

All sides of the conflict in South Sudan have at times become very "fixed, dark and negative" as outbreaks of violence continue. The country needs lasting peace so that it can see the benefits of its agricultural potential, according to the FAO's representative in South Sudan.
Development Policy 25-06-2014

South Sudan situation ‘heartbreaking’: UN official

Well over a million people have been forced from their homes, and many more face severe hunger, due to continued violence in South Sudan, according to a senior UN official.
Development Policy 16-06-2014

Not only hunger, but malnutrition, too

Continued growth in developing countries, along with poverty-reduction policies, have helped to improve both income and food security globally. Still, eradicating hunger remains an enormous challenge that has an impact on every other attempt to improve lives, writes José Graziano da Silva.
Development Policy 11-04-2014

Modibo Traoré on Africa finding its own development path

There are not enough resources on the planet for Africa to follow the same path as Europe, but by investing in the right areas, the continent can develop sustainably, argues Modibo Traoré.
Agriculture & Food 28-03-2014

For sustainable agriculture, big is beautiful

The EU should 'think big' and face tomorrow’s challenge to feed the world sustainably, argue the presidents of the Dutch and Danish farm organisations. To do so, an EU business policy for the agro-food sector and common European standards for sustainable foods are very much needed, they write.
Agriculture & Food 21-01-2014

30,000 gather in Berlin to protest against intensive farming

Some 30,000 people gathered in Berlin, Germany, on Saturday (18 January) to demonstrate against large-scale 'agribusiness', but the question remains about how to produce enough food to feed a growing population without intensive farming.
Development Policy 31-07-2013

Developing nations urged to follow EU in banning toxic pesticide

The UN’s agricultural organisation has urged governments in developing countries to ban a toxic pesticide – already outlawed in the European Union – linked to the deaths this month of more than 20 children in India.