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Focus on agriculture is key to ensure that Belt and Road initiative promotes sustainable development

Focus on agriculture is key to ensure that Belt and Road initiative promotes sustainable development The Belt and Road initiative linking China and the Eurasia region can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, provided it addresses the needs of millions of farmers and fisher folk in the countries involved, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva…

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Japan is a global model for healthy diets, FAO Director-General says

Japan is a global model for healthy diets, FAO Director-General says Japan has a very unique food culture that can greatly contribute to improvements in global nutrition, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today during his visit to the country. “Japan is a global model for healthy diets,” he said. “Japan currently has the…

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First-ever regional meeting on food security in the Pacific Islands

First-ever regional meeting on food security in the Pacific Islands Preparing for and responding to natural disasters as they affect access to food for millions of people in the Pacific Islands was a major theme at the first-ever meeting of the Regional Pacific Food Security Cluster Forum in Nadi, Fiji that took place from 26…

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Making the international trade in plants and seeds a safer venture

Making the international trade in plants and seeds a safer venture The international body that oversees plant health has taken a big step forward with the adoption of a new global standard to help ensure that the international trade in plants and seeds, while very profitable, is also safer. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)’s governing body, the Commission…

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IRRI and FAO step up joint efforts to globally bolster sustainable rice production

IRRI and FAO step up joint efforts to globally bolster sustainable rice production FAO and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have agreed to cooperate more closely to support sustainable rice production in developing countries to improve food security and livelihoods while safeguarding natural resources.  An agreement signed today seeks to better pool the scientific knowledge and…

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Asia's private sector warms to climate-change investments

Asia's private sector warms to climate-change investments While the role of government remains central in responding to climate change adaptation and mitigation, the private sector is showing keen interest in become a major player in the same field. Sensing the mood of consumers as mainly wanting to ensure the products and services they buy are…

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