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Half of world`s forest species at risk: UN

Half of the world`s forest species are at risk from climate change and farming, the United Nations (UN) warned today, as it called for "urgent action" to manage them better.

World Bank sounds alarm on rising global food prices

World food prices rose in the first quarter of the year for the first time since their all-time high in August 2012, driven by rising demand in China, drought in the United States and unrest in Ukraine.

Typhoon-hit Philippine farmers to reap harvest: UN

Farmers in the Philippines will soon reap a harvest after using emergency seed supplies to grow crops following a devastating typhoon that struck during planting season, the UN food agency said.

Asia-Pacific`s "ageing" coconut trees threaten livelihoods

Livelihoods of millions in Asia-Pacific countries, including India, have been affected as ageing coconut trees in the region cannot produce enough to keep up with the world`s rapidly growing demand.

Food law to protect poor from price volatility: Thomas

Food Minister KV Thomas Monday said the recently enacted food law will protect 67 per cent of the population from price volatility.

Speed up withdrawal of hazardous pesticides, says FAO

UN body Food & Agriculture Organisation asked developing countries like India to speed up the withdrawal of hazardous pesticides from their markets.

United Nations urges hungry world to eat bugs

The United Nations has issued an official advice suggesting that insects can help combat food-insecurity worldwide, as they are a virtually "untapped" source of food for people.

UN warns 25% of world land highly degraded

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that farmers will have to produce 70 percent more food by 2050 to meet the needs of the world`s expected 9 billion-strong population.

`Pak farmers face worse flooding than last year`

Farmers in southern Pakistan are
facing worse flood than last year, causing large-scale destruction to crops and livestocks.

Brazil`s Graziano elected chief of UN food agency

Graziano, currently FAO`s regional representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, won on the second ballot with the support of 92 of the 180 FAO member states voting.

Are insects the answer to global malnutrition?

Insects could fill the shortfall of insufficient nutrients as they are highly rich in protein and vitamins.

FAO lists J&K, Arunachal as independent entities

J&K and Arunachal Pradesh have been shown as separate countries alongwith India in a report by FAO.

FAO lists J-K and Arunachal Pradesh as independent entities

J&K and Arunachal Pradesh have been shown as separate countries alongwith India
in a report by FAO.

FAO considering Kuttanad to be made a heritage agro site

Agricultre Scientist M S Swaminathan has suggested declaration of Kuttanad wetlands in Kerala as a Special Agricutlural Zone.

Global pace of deforestation slows: FAO

The worldwide pace of deforestation has slowed down for the first time on record, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday.

Tea prices may ease in `10 on better weather conditions: FAO

Tea prices, which reached record levels this year, are likely to ease in 2010 on weather pattern returning to normal in main producing regions of Asia and Africa, Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Wednesday.

Global food output needs to be hiked by 2050: FAO

The global food production must shoot up by 70% to be able to feed an additional 2.3 billion people by 2050, the FAO said today.

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