Hong Kong pledges $37 mln for businesses hit by pro-democracy protests
HONGKONG-BUDGET/ (URGENT):Hong Kong pledges $37 mln for businesses hit by pro-democracy protests
UN Agencies In Algeria Urge Continued Food Assistance To Refugees From Western Sahara
ALGIERS - The World Food Programme (WFP) and other UN agencies appealed today to donors to support the food needs of refugees from Western Sahara living in Algeria, warning of insufficient funding to cover their needs in the second half of this year.
World Food Programme Resumes Food Distributions In Diffa Region, Niger
Niamey - WFP has resumed providing food assistance to refugees and displaced people in the Diffa region of Niger, near the Nigerian border, after security concerns forced a temporary suspension of food distributions.
U.S. FDA wants more data on sunscreen additives before approval
USA-HEALTH/SUNSCREENS:U.S. FDA wants more data on sunscreen additives before approval
Truck strike enters 7th day, crimps Brazil's fuel, food supplies
BRAZIL-SOYBEANS/ROAD (PIX):Truck strike enters 7th day, crimps Brazil's fuel, food supplies
U.S. government report outlines foods most prone to pathogens
USA-FOODSAFETY/REPORT:U.S. government report outlines foods most prone to pathogens
FAO's strong leadership instills a result-oriented culture, says new MOPAN report
25 February 2015, Rome – A newly released report highlights the depth and breadth of the transformational changes taking place across the Organization. The 2014 Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) report finds that FAO has taken concrete measures and demonstrated strong executive leadership to instill a results-oriented culture at both the organizational and country level.
Ending hunger and malnutrition a top priority for Caribbean region
Over the last two decades efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition in the Caribbean have made substantial progress, but these need to be further strengthened, Director-General José Graziano da Silva has told agriculture ministers from the region.
Pig is fed with food as it is carried around Nem Thuong village during a festival at the village in Bac Ninh
A pig is fed with food as it is carried around Nem Thuong village during a festival at the village in Bac Ninh, north of Hanoi, February 24, 2015. Organized by the villagers, the festival is held on the sixth day of the first month of the lunar calendar to worship the village's deity Doan Thuong, an anti-royal military general who lived in 13th century. Every year, thousands of people from the village and nearby villages will gather to smear the blood of the pig on their banknotes in the belief that it would bring luck in the new year. The festival is known as the most brutal in the country and is condemned by many, including some who called on the government to stop the festival. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
Bird spit coffee? Asia firms seek global appetite for China delicacy
SOUTHEAST ASIA-FOOD/NESTS (PIX):Bird spit coffee? Asia firms seek global appetite for China delicacy