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Desarrollo sostenible de la pesca y la acuicultura es fundamental para la lucha contra el hambre

COPESCAALC, la Comisión Técnica de la pesca y acuicultura a nivel regional, presentó sus recomendaciones para la próxima Conferencia Regional de la FAO.

Santiago de Chile, 16 de abril de 2014 – Priorizar el desarrollo sostenible de la pesca y la acuicultura es necesario para mejorar los niveles de seguridad alimentaria de América Latina y el Caribe, señalaron los participantes la XIII Comisión de Pesca Continental y Acuicultura para América Latina y el Caribe, COPESCALC, realizada en Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure



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Cola giants back Voluntary Guidelines on Land Tenure

PepsiCo and Coca-Cola now both on board with international recommendations to respect local people’s rights to land and livelihoods

15 April 2014, Rome - PepsiCo has joined fellow beverage corporation the Coca-Cola Company in giving its official support to a set of global guidelines that protect the rights of poor and vulnerable people to land, livelihoods and food security.

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La FAO urge a intensificar la lucha contra una destructiva enfermedad del banano

Tras extenderse a África y Oriente Medio, el marchitamiento por Fusarium TR4 amenaza los medios de subsistencia y los mercados bananeros

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La FAO presse les pays d’intensifier la lutte contre une maladie qui ravage les bananeraies

La diffusion de la souche TR4 de la jaunisse fusarienne en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient met en péril moyens d’existence et marchés

14 avril 2014, Rome – La FAO exhorte les pays à intensifier la surveillance, la notification et la prévention de la jaunisse fusarienne, une des maladies les plus destructrices de la planète pour les bananiers, qui s'est récemment propagée de l'Asie à l'Afrique et au Moyen-Orient et menace de s'étendre aux pays d'Amérique latine.

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FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease

Following its spread to Africa and the Middle East, Fusarium wilt TR4 increases the risks to livelihoods and banana markets

14 April 2014, Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the world’s most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium wilt, which recently spread from Asia to Africa and the Middle East, and which has the potential to affect countries in Latin America.

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Aumentan las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero de la agricultura

Son necesarias evaluaciones detalladas de las emisiones y de las opciones de mitigación para ofrecer respuestas adecuadas

11 de abril de 2014, Roma – Las nuevas estimaciones de la FAO sobre los gases de efecto invernadero muestran que las emisiones procedentes de la agricultura, la silvicultura y la pesca se han casi duplicado en los últimos cincuenta años, y podrían aumentar en un 30 por ciento adicional para 2050, sin no se lleva a cabo un esfuerzo mayor para reducirlas.

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What Future for Irrigated Agriculture in Central Asia?

You are kindly invited to the online discussion “What Future for Irrigated Agriculture in Central Asia?”, which will be held from 10th April to 8th May 2014, in both Russian and English.

This online discussion is initiated by the Global Food Security and Nutrition Forum (FSN Forum) in close collaboration with the Investment Centre Division, both based in Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO).

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FAO and ITTO highlight vast potential of payments for environmental services for conservation of tropical forests

Local communities can benefit from PES schemes provided their role is recognised in public policies

11 April 2014, San José/Rome - Payments for environmental services (PES), especially in tropical regions, should be recognised as an important tool for conservation and sustainable use of forests and other natural resources and better incorporated into national policies, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) said.

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Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions on the rise

Detailed assessments of both emissions data and mitigation options needed to design adequate responses

11 April 2014, Rome - New FAO estimates of greenhouse gas data show that emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries have nearly doubled over the past fifty years and could increase an additional 30 percent by 2050, without greater efforts to reduce them.

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Global Food Price Monitor - April 2014

Key messages

  • Wheat export prices increased by 10 percent in March, underpinned by concerns about the 2014 winter crop conditions in the United States. Maize prices also rose supported by strong demand. Uncertainty about political tensions in Ukraine added to the upward pressure on grain prices. International rice quotations generally declined.

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10 years of EU and FAO joint work on agriculture and food security

•The European Union and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have had a steadfast and generous partnership in promoting sustainable rural development to improve the lives of the poor for over ten years.

•The EU is the biggest donor to the FAO, contributing US$1.2 billion to FAO’s field programme from 2008-2013.

•New projects signed between the EU and FAO in 2013 alone amounted to nearly US$ 200 million, of which 87% are funded through the EU’s delegations.

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UN Rome-based agencies reveal food security and nutrition targets for post-2015 agenda

Liberian President and Italian Vice-Minister join high-level meeting of FAO, IFAD, WFP

4 April 2014, Rome - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) unveiled today the results of their joint work to develop targets and indicators for a new global development paradigm for sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition.

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Países de Petrocaribe Avanzan en la Implementación del Plan para Erradicar el Hambre y la Pobreza

Representantes de 17 países se reunieron en Caracas, Venezuela para definir iniciativas concretas para erradicar el hambre antes de 2025

Caracas, Venezuela. 3 de Abril de 2014- Un importante grado de avance registra el Plan de Acción para la Erradicación del Hambre y la Pobreza en la Zona Económica de Petrocaribe. Con el fin de definir las iniciativas concretas de intervención para cada país, representantes de 17 naciones del Caribe y Centroamérica se reunieron en la ciudad de Caracas - Venezuela los días 3 y 4 de abril de 2014.

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Countries chart a two-year course on food, nutrition and agriculture across Europe and Central Asia

FAO to ramp up support for family farming, more ‘inclusive’ agri-business, reduced food waste and losses, zero malnutrition in the region

4 April 2014, Bucharest – Recognizing the coexistence in the region of large-scale mechanized farming alongside more traditional family farms, the FAO Regional Conference held in Bucharest this week endorsed two over-arching initiatives for FAO to pursue in 2014-15: strengthening family farms and smallholder agriculture, and improving agri-food trade and regional trade integration.

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Fuerte aumento del índice de precios de los alimentos de la FAO

La meteorología y la tensión en el Mar Negro hacen subir los precios a su nivel más alto de los diez últimos meses

3 de abril de 2014, Roma – El Índice de precios de los alimentos de la FAO subió bruscamente en marzo en 4,8 puntos -un 2,3 por ciento-para situarse en una media de 212,8 puntos, el nivel más alto desde mayo de 2013.

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Agriculture officials condemn unnecessary loss and waste of good food

Ministerial session at FAO Regional Conference for Europe calls for private and public sector action – and consumer behaviour change

3 April 2014, Bucharest – As populations expand and food requirements continue to rise, the world cannot afford to continue squandering one third of total agricultural production. Coordinated and forceful actions are called for, and in many cases, the private sector will need to take the lead.

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Sharp rise in FAO Food Price Index

Weather and Black Sea tensions push prices to ten-month highs

3 April 2014, Rome - The FAO Food Price Index rose sharply in March, up 4.8 points, or 2.3 percent, to an average of 212.8, the highest level since May 2013.

"The Index was influenced, as expected, by unfavourable weather conditions in the US and Brazil and geopolitical tensions in the Black Sea region," said Abdolreza Abbassian, FAO Senior Economist.