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FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva

FAO a key partner in achieving The Africa We Want

Africa Day celebrates its 56th year of shared vision As the continent celebrates 56 years of from the “convention of union” or the founding of...
Agriculture Produce

FAO Says US$40 Million is Required to Shape Up Ghana’s Agric Sector

Dr Ade Freeman, African Regional Programme Leader of Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, has said about 40 million dollars is...
Obesity in Ghana

Urbanization creating alarming obesity problems in West Africa – FAO

The United Nations (UN ) Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has identified obesity and overweight as major health risks in West Africa, an official...
FAO Support

PPRSD Praised for Winning the Fight Against Armyworm

Mr Benjamin Adjei, the Deputy Country Representative of FAO in-charge of Africa has commended the Directory of Plant Protection Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) for...
A group of farmers in Sawla

Kenyan farmers benefit from UN-funded climate resilience program

Small-scale farmers in Kenya's coastal region who have in the recent past grappled with climatic shocks and fall armyworm invasion have benefited from a...
FAO Support

FAO Donates Modern Lab Equipment to Veterinary Services Worth US$70k

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has presented assorted laboratory equipment, reagents and consumables to aid the Veterinary Services Department (VSD) in effectively preventing,...
Hunger Report

FAO needs US$940m to help address food insecurity in more than 30 countries

In 2019, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) aims to provide 32 million people with livelihoods support to keep them on their feet. As global...
Abebe Haile-Gabriel

FAO new Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa interacts with media

The ADG calls for stronger partnerships in tackling food/nutrition security challenges The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, Abebe...
Ghana Reduced Hunger and Malnutrition

Urgent steps needed to reverse rising malnutrition and poverty in Africa – FAO

Africa needs to take urgent steps to reverse the rising spate of malnutrition on the continent, the United Nations(UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)...
Tilapia

FAO investigates reported outbreak of deadly Tilapia virus in Lake Victoria

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has set up a committee to investigate the reported outbreak of the Tilapia Lake Virus in Lake...
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing in petri dish

UN official urges Africa to lower demand for antimicrobials

An official with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday urged African governments to lower demand for antimicrobials. Stella Kiambi, FAO's national antimicrobial...
Agriculture Produce

Promoting Investments in Food and Agriculture essential to Ghana’s development

Key Stakeholders at a dialogue have identified comprehensive and coherent national policy as an imperative to creating enabling environment for sustainable agribusiness development. The...
Agriculture in Africa

Agriculture holds great potential for Ghana’s economic transformation – FAO

Agriculture should be put in the lead as Ghana endeavors to achieve its desired economic transformation, according to an official of the UN Food...

Greater Effort Needed To Fight Armyworm In Spite Of Progress Made

A major new report published by CABI has today revealed that losses due to fall armyworm are lower than projected in 2017 and the...
agriculture

The Lab, IFAD move to address climate issues affecting smallholder farmers in Africa.

In the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab) and the International Fund for Agriculture...

AfDB And FAO To Invest In Agriculture To End Hunger And Create Wealth In...

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and FAO today agreed to boost joint efforts aimed at catalysing agriculture sector investments in Africa to end hunger...
agricultural productivity

FAO targets agriculture to arrest Africa’s threatening youth unemployment

Agriculture provides the key to rolling back the lingering youth unemployment and poverty in Africa, an official of the United Nations’ (UN) Food and...
Wpid Food Vendor

FDA moves to boost nutrition of street foods in Ghana

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has taken another giant step by launching a project...
Planting trees

Governments PFJs to receive support from FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has pledged support for government’s flagship initiative ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ Programme, which seeks to create job...

FAO asks African states to consider cutting food imports

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of UN on Monday called on African governments to reduce importation of food to the continent by implementing...
armyworms

FAO Reiterates Its Commitment to Fighting Fall Armyworm

The Volta Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has said it is prepared for any attack by fall armyworm this farming...
Wpid Food Security Picture

Failure to address mycotoxins threatening Africa’s food security

Failure to address mycotoxins was a threat to food security in Africa and addressing the challenges posed by the destructive toxins requires urgent attention,...
food aid

UN Agencies Pledge to Fighting Africa’s Food Insecurity Issues

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and three Rome-based UN agencies have reiterated their commitment to strengthening collaboration in fighting food insecurity...

ECA teams up with partners in fighting Africa’s food insecurity

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and partners have agreed to fight food insecurity on the Continent under shared frameworks. The partners are the Food...
Armyworm

Measures to address Fall Armyworm invasion underway

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is hosting experts from the Americas and Africa to deliberate on the outbreak of the Fall Armyworm...

Experts blame food shortage in Africa on soil nutrient depletion

Experts meeting here at the three-day West Africa Fertilizer and Agri-Business Conference which began here on Monday identified depletion of soil...

Kenya on high alert to prevent new rinderpest outbreak

Kenya is on high alert to prevent a looming rinderpest outbreak in the country, a senior official said on Friday. Jackson Nkoroi,...

MESTI/FAO signs agreement to address issues affecting Wetland resources in Ghana

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) on Tuesday, signed a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organisation...
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FAO introduces water tracking tool for the agricultural sector

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has released a new tool that offers water-scarce countries and river basins a way to boost productivity, by...
Members of the Mombasa Kenya Red Cross Society demonstrate life saving skills at the public beach in Mombasa on April 3, 2015. Despite the low turn up in the number of international tourists visiting Kenya due to terrorists related incidents, local tourists sill trip to the coastal area to celebrate the Easter weekend. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

Kenya’s Red Cross partners with UN to help drought-hit pastoralists

The UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) on Friday signed a joint agreement to help support agro...