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Food and Agriculture Organization: Specialised agency of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security. Its Latin motto, fiat panis, translates to "let there be bread". It was founded in October 1945.

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Modi govt to revise minimum legal age of marriage for women, PM says [Video]

Modi govt to revise minimum legal age of marriage for women, PM says

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the government will soon take a decision on revising the minimum age of marriage for girls after it receives report from the committee set up for this. The..

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PM Modi releases commemorative coin on 75th anniversary of Food and Agriculture Organisation [Video]

PM Modi releases commemorative coin on 75th anniversary of Food and Agriculture Organisation

On the occasion of 75th Anniversary of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination to mark the long-standing..

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World Food Day 2020: History, significance of this important event

This day marks the foundation of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) that happened on October 16, 1945.
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Climate change has a cow and worm problem

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Food losses in sub-Saharan Africa hit 4 bln USD annually: FAO

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NAIROBI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Monday estimated that food losses in sub-Saharan Africa add up to 432 billion Kenyan shillings (about 4..
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India ready to work with FAO to help other nations in tackling locust problem: Agri ministry


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FAO meet: India promises support for stable global food supply amid Covid-19 crisis


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Major threat of locust attack nearly subsided this season: FAO


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Locust menace: FAO asks India to be on high alert for next 4 weeks

India, which is tackling the worst locust attack in 26 years for the last three months, should remain on "high alert" during the next four weeks, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation..
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Overfishing on the rise as global consumption climbs - U.N. agency

More than a third of the fish stocks around the world are being overfished and the problem is particularly acute in developing countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said..
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No threat to urban areas from locusts: FAO expert

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Yemen could face 'catastrophic' food situation as pandemic worsens: FAO

Yemen, already pushed to the brink of famine by a five-year war, could see a "catastrophic" food security situation due to the coronavirus pandemic and lower remittances from the Gulf, the U.N.'s Food..
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Latin America to see sharp increase in hunger, poverty: FAO

Hunger and poverty are set to spike in Latin America and the Caribbean as the impact of the novel coronavirus ravages the region´s economies and disrupts supply chains, according to a report by the..
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Why it's not Wuhan or Chinese virus but SARS-Cov-2

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Panic buying, lockdowns may drive world food inflation: FAO, analysts

Lockdowns and panic food buying due to the coronavirus pandemic could ignite world food inflation even though there are ample supplies of staple grains and oilseeds in key exporting nations, a senior..
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India Faces Twin Invasion Of Locusts From Iran, Africa: Agriculture Body

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The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has issued a warning about twin invasion of desert locusts coming to India starting in May, but an official said that the country is prepared to meet the.....
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FAO report urges effective reduction in food loss, waste along supply chain

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Syria's wheat crop almost doubles but food security still a challenge: U.N.

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How World War II increased agricultural yields

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Venezuelans Fret Over Trump Administration's Latest Immigration Restrictions, Deportations

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China's Qu elected new FAO Director-General

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Qu Dongyu, newly-elected Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), speaks during the 41st FAO Conference in Rome, Italy, June 23, 2019. Qu Dongyu, China's vice..
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UN food agency elects first Chinese director general

Qu Dongyu, China's deputy agricultural minister, was elected Sunday as the new director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the first person from a Communist country to hold the..
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