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  • Gaza: Agricultural sector paralysed, over 80 percent of the population food insecure
    on October 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Cairo, 12 October 2014 – FAO expresses concern for the food security of all people in Gaza during the Cairo International Conference on Palestine, “Reconstructing Gaza”, hosted today by the Government of Egypt. “The livelihoods of farmers, herders and fishers were devastated by the seven-week […]

  • UN Hunger report Despite positive trends at global level, food security continues to be a big concern across Near East and North Africa countries
    on September 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

    30 September 2014, Cairo – The number of undernourished in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) has more than doubled since 1990 standing now at about 33 million peoples, according to the UN Hunger Report. The NENA is also the only region where, during the […]

  • Khalifa International Date Palm Award
    on August 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Efforts to preserve and update knowledge on date palms have created an unique system that combines production and sustainability, safeguards biodiversity, and helps to improve the livelihoods of those who till the land. Since 1965, FAO is proud to be part of the efforts to […]

  • Sustaining Water Resources in a Water Scarce Country
    on July 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Sana’a, 14 July 2014 – The Netherlands Government and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN sign a new project agreement to enhance water resources management in Yemen. The USD 4 934 507 worth project will reduce groundwater abstraction in the Sana’a basin to more sustainable levels […]

  • International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources
    on July 13, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Cairo, 13 July 2014 – FAO hosts the first Steering Committee to discuss the implementation of the Near East and North Africa Action Plan for the Benefit-Sharing Fund in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resource for Agriculture.