WFP&Kuwait Host Photo Exhibition Highlighting Partnership To Assist Syrians In Crisis
ROME - A photographic exhibition opened today at the headquarters of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Rome, showcasing the vital assistance brought to the people of Syria through the strong partnership between the State of Kuwait and WFP.
FAO boosts food security efforts in countries affected by Syria crisis
FAO is scaling up its support to Jordan and other countries in the region affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria that has entered its fifth year.
Poor farmers bear heavy burden from increased natural disasters
Agriculture shoulders 22 percent of total economic losses, with Asia and Africa the worst-affected regions
A storekeeper talks about the shortage of food at a grocery store operating without electricity in Port Vila, capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu
A storekeeper talks about the shortage of food after Cyclone Pam at a grocery store operating without electricity in Port Vila, capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu March 17, 2015. Reports from the outer islands of Vanuatu painted a picture of utter destruction after a monster cyclone tore through the South Pacific island nation, flattening buildings and killing at least 24 people. REUTERS/Edgar Su (VANUATU - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
McDonald's workers claim hazardous conditions in 19 U.S. cities
USA-MCDONALDS/SAFETY:McDonald's workers claim hazardous conditions in 19 U.S. cities
Agriculture bears major brunt of disaster impacts, new report says
Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by agriculture according to initial results from a new FAO study released at the UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Keeping plant pests and diseases at bay: experts focus on global measures
The annual meeting of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures, the governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention, brings together senior plant health specialists from the 181 member countries. The purpose of the standards is to minimize the risks of plant pests circulating across borders and regions in the increasingly vast context of global trade.
Emirates' date palm oases recognized as agricultural heritage sites
Two date palm oases in the United Arab Emirates have joined a growing number of ecosystems that are formally recognized by FAO for their importance as repositories of genetic resources, biodiversity and cultural heritage.
FDA probes Blue Bell Creameries' icecream products after 3 deaths
BLUEBELLCREMERIES-FDA/:FDA probes Blue Bell Creameries' icecream products after 3 deaths
Global dependence on food imports leaves countries vulnerable
"The market ... shouldn't be the final arbiter of who gets food and where it comes from"