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Food Security and Nutrition in Small Island Developing States

The outcome document of Rio+20, “The Future We Want” (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, June 2012) acknowledged that SIDS remains a special case for sustainable development. Building on the Barbados Programme of Action and the Mauritius Strategy, the document calls for the convening in 2014 of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States. This was later ratified by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution under the theme “The sustainable development of Small Island Developing States through Genuine and Durable Partnerships”.

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Emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero de la agricultura, silvicultura y otros usos de la tierra America Latina y el Caribe

La seguridad alimentaria y la agricultura se enfrentan a grandes desafíos con el cambio climático, en términos de impactos negativos en la productividad e implementación de acciones sectoriales para limitar el calentamiento global.

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Agricultores familiares y pueblos originarios de ALC pueden aprovechar la agro-biodiversidad regional para hacer frente a los retos del cambio climático

Gobiernos de la región pueden potenciar los conocimientos tradicionales acumulados por los agricultores familiares y los pueblos originaros para la adaptación al cambio climático.

Santiago de Chile, 25 de agosto de 2014 – Los gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe deben profundizar sus políticas públicas para que la agricultura familiar y los pueblos originarios puedan beneficiarse de la agro-biodiversidad regional y hacer frente a los retos del cambio climático, señaló hoy la FAO.

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Asia Pacific Food Price and Policy Monitor, July 2014 - Issue 12

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Regional general price inflation moderated to 5.7 percent in June after reaching 6.1 percent in May. Food price inflation slowed to 4.4 percent from 5 percent during the same period.

  • The benchmark Thai 100% B rice price rose 2.6 percent, but regional rice prices were stable.

  • Wheat prices fell annually by 3.5 percent in South Asia, and 8.2 percent in Pakistan.

  • China expects 122.6 million tonnes of wheat output this year, up 2 percent over last year.

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S'engager pour un monde plus résilient

Pour la Journée mondiale de l'aide humanitaire 2014, petit aperçu de quelques-uns des membres de la FAO qui se mettent au service des autres.

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Working together for a more resilient world

On World Humanitarian Day 2014, a look at a few of the people at FAO who are helping us make a difference.

19 August marks the anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, in which 22 people lost their lives. In 2008, the UN General Assembly designated this day as World Humanitarian Day in an effort to raise public awareness of the crucial role that humanitarian assistance plays in improving people's lives worldwide, and to recognize the contributions of those who risk their lives delivering it.

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A Field Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction in Southern Africa

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The toolkit has been developed drawing on the extensive practical and technical knowledge of FAO’s experts, and taking advantage of the Organization’s ability to collaborate with partners across a wide range of sectors.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Global food price monitor - August 2014

Highlights

  • International prices of wheat and maize continued to decrease markedly in July reflecting the positive supply outlook for 2014/15, while those of rice rose further.

  • In Southern Africa, maize prices continued to decline or stabilized, following strong seasonal decreases in previous months with the good 2014 maize outputs.

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L’indice FAO des prix alimentaires a touché, en juillet, un plus bas sur six mois

Céréales, oléagineux et produits laitiers poussent l’indice vers son plus faible niveau depuis janvier 2014

7 août 2014, Rome - L'indice FAO des prix alimentaires a reculé en juillet pour le quatrième mois consécutif du fait principalement d'une forte baisse des cours internationaux du maïs, du blé et de certaines graines oléagineuses dont l'offre est assez abondante sur le marché.

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FAO Food Price Index hits a six-month low in July

Falling grain, oilseed and dairy prices push index to lowest level since January 2014

7 August 2014, Rome - The FAO Food Price Index decreased for a fourth consecutive month in July mainly due to a sharp decline in international prices for maize, wheat and certain oilseeds, reflecting ample supplies for these commodities.

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Iniciativa América Latina y el Caribe sin Hambre pone nuevo énfasis en combatir las dos caras de la malnutrición: hambre y obesidad

22 países participaron de la última reunión de la Iniciativa América Latina y el Caribe sin Hambre 2025 para fortalecer su compromiso con el derecho humano a la alimentación.

Santiago de Chile, 5 de agosto de 2014 - 22 países participaron de la última reunión de la Iniciativa América Latina y El Caribe Sin Hambre 2025 y pusieron un nuevo énfasis en combatir las dos caras de la malnutrición: el hambre y la obesidad.

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Invitation to an open discussion on the ICN2 Framework for Action zero draft to implement the Rome Declaration on Nutrition

To follow up on two rounds of online discussions on the draft Declaration held earlier this year, the Joint FAO/WHO ICN2 Secretariat would like to receive your comments and inputs on the zero draft of the Framework for Action (FFA) available in the six UN languages. The comments received will be compiled by the Joint FAO/WHO ICN2 Secretariat and will be used to further revise the Framework for Action (FFA), ultimately helping to ensure the success of the Conference.

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México y los países de América Latina y el Caribe se reúnen para fortalecer acciones de nivel nacional, regional y global para erradicar el hambre y la malnutrición

El plan de CELAC para la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional y el acuerdo Mesoamérica sin Hambre serán foco de atención de la reunión anual de la Iniciativa América Latina y Caribe sin Hambre, que se realiza en México.

Ciudad de México, 30 de julio de 2014.- Más de 50 representantes de los gobiernos de América Latina y Caribe se encuentran reunidos en México para revisar y fortalecer los avances de la región en la lucha contra el hambre y los pasos dados para contrarrestar la creciente amenaza de la obesidad.

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African Solidarity Trust Fund - by Africans for Africans

A unique, Africa-led fund to improve agriculture and food security across the continent has become a reality. Officially launched in June 2013 with funding totalling over US $ 40 million from Equatorial Guinea, Angola and group of civil society organizations in the Republic of Congo.

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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014-2023

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11/07/2014 - The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO.

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Global plans of action endorsed to halt the escalating degradation of soils

Sustainable soil management essential for healthy soils and ecosystems

Terracing lands will help reduce soil erosion and run-off, thereby improving farmers’ chances of higher yields. 24 July 2014, Rome - Urgent action is required to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources and stop land degradation, so as to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water, energy and raw materials, government representatives and experts meeting at FAO warned today.

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FAO welcomes commitment to fight hunger from the Community of Portuguese Language Countries

Director-General takes stock of FAO's ongoing support to promote food security in Portuguese-speaking countries

23 July 2014, Dili, Timor-Leste – The Tenth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) ended today in Dili, Timor-Leste, and placed food and nutrition security at the centre of the bloc's agenda.