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New guidelines help member states achieve their climate pledges
Date Posted: 17/05/2017       Number of Views: 0

FAO has developed supplementary guidelines to the UNFCCC NAP Guidelines for "Addressing Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag Guidelines") aiming to support developing countries in making sure agriculture is both included in national adaptation plans and made more adaptive and resilient.

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FAO Food Price Index dips again in April, led by sugar and vegetable oils
Date Posted: 17/05/2017       Number of Views: 0

Global food commodity prices fell in April amid expectations of ongoing robust supplies of many key staples. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 168 points in April, down 1.8 percent from March although remaining 10 percent higher than a year earlier.

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Survey Reveals 90% of Rural Producers in Brazil Recognize Importance of Biotechnology
Date Posted: 20/04/2017       Number of Views: 0

In an initiative to bring information to rural producers using biotechnology, Brazil's Biotechnology Information Council (CIB) conducted a survey on 1,250 rural producers to outline a scenario about farmers' understanding of the technologies used in soybean and corn crops, and to identify perceptions of their preservation in the field.

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Russia backs FAO work to tackle antimicrobial resistance with $3.3 million
Date Posted: 05/04/2017       Number of Views: 11

Russia is backing an FAO-led effort to promote food safety and prevent the spread of medicine-resistant "superbugs" in food and on farms in five countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe with a donation of nearly $3.3 million.

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International Consortium Sequences Resurrection Plant to Develop Drought Tolerant Crops
Date Posted: 03/04/2017       Number of Views: 10

An international research team led by Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands has sequenced the genome of Xerophyta viscosa, also called the ‘resurrection plant.' In their paper published in Nature Plants, the team reveals a genetic ‘footprint' of the amazing ability of this plant to tolerate severe drought for long periods of time.

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Wastewater an opportunity being flushed away
Date Posted: 28/03/2017       Number of Views: 30

FAO today marked World Water Day by highlighting the opportunity that treated wastewater represents for agriculture, and improved food security and nutrition. Globally, most wastewater is released into the environment without being treated.

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Scientists Publish the First Genetic Radiography of Pasta Wheat from 21 Mediterranean Countries
Date Posted: 23/03/2017       Number of Views: 27

A team of scientists from Spain, together with colleagues from the University of Granada (UGR), has carried out the first durum wheat genetic, phenotypic, and geographic adaptation study to date.

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U.S. National Academies Address PLOS One Article`s Claims about the GE Crops Report
Date Posted: 23/03/2017       Number of Views: 49

The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a statement regarding the PLOS One article which claimed that there were conflicts of interest among the committee members of the National Academies who authored the comprehensive report on genetically engineered crops published in 2016.

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Fao Food Price Index Edges Higher In February
Date Posted: 09/03/2017       Number of Views: 48

The FAO Food Price Index rose slightly in February, marking its seventh consecutive monthly rise, led by increasing wheat and maize prices. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 175.5 points in February, its highest value in almost two years, marking a 0.5 percent increase from its revised January value and 17.2 percent above its February 2016 level.

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Nigeria hunger crisis deepens, spills over into Lake Chad Basin
Date Posted: 06/03/2017       Number of Views: 41

As conflict and instability continue, the food security situation in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin is drastically deteriorating, FAO warned today, as it called for swift and decisive action from the international community to protect the livelihoods of millions of families dependent on farming, livestock and fishing for their food and livelihoods.

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