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On 2014 World Population Day, we call for investments in support of the largest-ever generation of youth. #WPD2014

Learn why investing in #agriculture is vital to generating opportunities for the rural youth: http://bit.ly/1kdwqyS
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A #UNFAO project to equip small fishing communities to dry #fish on simple raised racks instead of on the sand has changed lives along the shores of Lake Tanganyika in #Burundi.

“With our products, customers are no longer concerned with eating sandy fish,” says rack owner D. Ndabaneze: http://bit.ly/TS3K7m
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Reducing global food losses and waste by 50% is among FAO’s #post2015 targets on #sustainable agriculture.

#UNFAO has released targets and indicators on its 14 priority themes in sustainable development, supporting decision-makers in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Check out the proposed targets here: http://bit.ly/1n3drHl
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1/3 of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally.
Recovering just half of what is lost or wasted could feed the world alone. FAO is partnering with international organizations, the private sector and civil society to reduce food loss and waste in both the developing and the industrialized world: http://bit.ly/1i0Idzp
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thanks for sharing the links, hope the new applications and technics will help to reduce the wastage
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Indigenous peoples, local communities and smallholders own or manage a growing proportion of the world's #forests and play a significant role in tackling deforestation and reducing poverty.

FAO and its partners have launched a new roadmap for boosting small-scale and family forest producers including 6 steps to increase forest productivity and improve livelihoods: http://bit.ly/1k51j8g
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'Me Maphoka is a woman #farmer in northern Lesotho. In 2012 she decided to try conservation #agriculture. A year later, the land spoke for itself: with conventional farming she used to harvest around 60kg of maize, now she is harvesting over 400kg.
Read this and other stories that show the challenges faced by #women farmers: http://bit.ly/1qMLYyl
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‪#‎Nutrition‬ education has an enormous potential to improve the diets and nutrition of farming families, as well as of the general public who consume their produce. 
Until 31st July you can participate in the online discussion “Nutrition education as a strategy to strengthen ‪#‎familyfarming‬ households and improve people's diets”. Have your say! http://bit.ly/1qNK4P6
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#UNFAO Representative in #SouthSudan explains the types of emergency livelihood kit that FAO is distributing to communities affected by the crisis that begun with the outbreak of conflict in December last year.
The kits contain portable, essential inputs for the 4 different livelihood systems in the conflict affected states: http://bit.ly/1sssIXb
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"Cooperatives are like families"

Read the story of 'Bio e Mare', an all-women fishing cooperative, in its founder’s own words, who explains the importance of cooperatives, sustainable fishing and women in the fish industry: http://bit.ly/1r2Q45C
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#DidYouKnow ? Production of building materials, wood energy and non-wood forest products employs at least 41 million people in the "informal" sector worldwide, 3 times the number of people employed in the formal forest sector: http://bit.ly/1lTk5Fk
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#Nutrition starts with what we eat, the products of the #food and #agriculture sector.

"Better nutrition, better lives" is the theme of the upcoming 2nd International Conference on Nutrition #ICN2 co-organized by FAO and World Health Organization (WHO) with the overall goal to improve diets and to raise levels of nutrition globally: http://bit.ly/1w26DRA
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#UNFAO Statistical Yearbook 2014: Europe and Central Asia food and agriculture provides statistics and reliable indicators on food and agriculture that can be used for policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation in the region: http://bit.ly/1pPKPEX
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Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.
Introduction

Our vision

A world free of hunger and malnutrition where food and agriculture contributes to improving the living standards of all, especially the poorest, in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner.

The three Global Goals of Our Members

1.Eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, progressively ensuring a world in which people at all times have sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life;

2.Elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all, with increased food production, enhanced rural development and sustainable livelihoods; and

3.Sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

Our Strategic Objectives

1.Contribute to the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition

2.Increase and improve provision of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a sustainable manner

3.Reduce rural poverty

4.Enable more inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems at local, national and international levels

5.Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises