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Report Documents Growing Role of Aquaculture in Meeting Global Fish Demand [viewed]

fao-worldbank-ifpri5 February 2014: A new report indicates that, with the rise in demand for fish and decline in wild capture fisheries, aquaculture is poised to deliver a greater proportion of global fish for consumption.

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FAO, WHO Join Forces to Reduce Risks Posed by Pesticides [viewed]

fao-who4 February 2014: The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it has approved the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN's (FAO) recently revised International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management. The Code of Conduct is a voluntary framework that calls on countries to identify and, where necessary, remove from use highly hazardous pesticides.

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Republic of Korea and FAO Collaborate on Sustainable Fisheries [viewed]

FAO31 January 2014: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Government of the Republic of Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop capacity in fisheries and aquaculture and to promote compliance with the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries.

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UNECE/FAO Workshop Ties Forests to the SDGs [viewed]

FAO UNECE3 February 2014: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released the outcomes of the workshop ‘Forests in Sustainable Development Goals,' highlighting the important role of forests in poverty eradication and the green economy.

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Mountain Partnership Highlights Importance of Mountains in Post-2015 Process [viewed]

Mountain PartnershipJanuary 2014: As part of its efforts to contribute to the post-2015 development agenda process, the Mountain Partnership has released a series of policy briefs on energy, forests and biodiversity, and climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR).

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AU Summit Focuses on Agriculture as Key for Africa's Future [viewed]

africanunionlogo31 January 2014: The Assembly of Heads and State and Government adopted a number of key decisions at the 22nd Annual African Union (AU) Summit, which took place under the theme ‘Agriculture and Food Security.' The Assembly adopted decisions on, inter alia, the Common African Position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the 2050 Africa Integrated Maritime (AIM) Strategy plan, desertification, ending hunger, health, partnerships, peace and security, statistics and trade.

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FAO Publishes New Genebank Standards [viewed]

FAO30 January 2014: A report, titled 'Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture,' which was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), is designed to guide users in implementing the most appropriate technologies and procedures for the collection, conservation and documentation of crop diversity. The publication aims to improve the conservation of food crops, many of which are crucial to food and nutrition security.

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Event: CGRFA 15 Special Information Seminar [viewed]

Immediately preceding the 15th regular session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA), this information seminar will focus on biodiversity and food security.  

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Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza Calls Wild Birds Victims, not Vectors [viewed]

fao-cms28 January 2014: As the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has reported a rise in highly pathogenic avian influenza in China (H7N9) and the Republic of Korea (H5N8), the Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds has issued a statement emphasizing that wild birds are victims and not vectors of the disease. The statement also urges epidemiological evaluation and measures to control the spread of the virus.

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FAO Compiles Experiences on Adaptation in Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectors [viewed]

FAOJanuary 2014: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has assembled descriptions of 26 current or recent fisheries and aquaculture programmes that have addressed climate change adaptation in developing countries.

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