FAO is seeking expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a number of general service positions in Bangkok, Thailand. Applicants need a minimum of two years relevant office experience in related positions. Apply by: 31/01/2017. More information: [ Bit.ly Link ]

RE-OPENING OF THE FAO GS ROSTER – Bangkok, Thailand

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FAO is seeking expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a number of general service positions in Santiago, Chile. Applicants need a 2-5 years of relevant office experience depending on the position level. Apply by: 31/01/2017. More information: [ Bit.ly Link ]

RE-OPENING OF THE FAO GS ROSTER – Santiago, Chile

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...planting trees today is essential for future generations!
Schools can play a crucial role in tackling malnutrition, improving diets and developing good, life-long healthy eating habits. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Schools – the beginning of the end of malnutrition

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Agriculture is feeding the world’s 7.3 billion people but at an unbearable social and environmental cost. At the same time, about 800 million people are undernourished. We are addressing these challenges.
Preventing animal disease and plant pest outbreaks and food safety incidents before they occur is essential to protecting the food chain. Download the #UNFAO compendium of proven emergency prevention methods and tools from [ Bit.ly Link ].

Averting risks to the food chain

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Closing soon! Roster for General Service staff to support areas ranging from finance to human resources and from security to travel. Minimum requirements include secondary school education, knowledge of internet and office technology and working knowledge of English and other FAO languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).

RE-OPENING OF THE FAO GS ROSTER - HQ

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Pulses are climate smart as they simultaneously adapt to climate change and contribute towards mitigating its effects: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Students in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, grow their own vegetables and prepare their own nutritious meals thanks to guidance and support from their school leaders, government, #UNFAO and others.
Did you know? Garden plots can be up to 15 times more productive than rural holdings. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Urban agriculture: cultivating soils in the city

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¿Infértil? ¿Sin vida? 2000 millones de personas dependen de las tierras áridas para su alimentación #COP13
Empoderar a las mujeres y conseguir la igualdad de género es clave para asegurar la seguridad alimentaria y reducir la pobreza rural. Este vídeo explica la labor normativa de la FAO dirigida a lograr este objetivo.
Pollinators vital to our food supply under threat #LoveBees
What is the role of food and agriculture in tackling antimicrobial resistance? [ Bit.ly Link ]
Did you know? 2 litres of water are often sufficient for daily drinking purposes but it takes about 3,000 litres to produce the daily food needs of a person. #GFFA #Waterscarcity
With food demand & water scarcity on the uptick, it's time to stop treating wastewater! [ Bit.ly Link ]

Exploring the use of wastewater in agriculture

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Climate change is threatening our freshwater resources. We need to work together to use water efficiently: [ Bit.ly Link ] #GFFA #waterscarcity

Water scarcity is expected to intensify as a result of climate change

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The water we 'eat' is much more than what we drink. With a growing population increasingly changing its diet towards 'water-hungry' products, all efforts must be made to improve the way we use water in agriculture to make the best out of the limited water resources. #GFFA #Waterscarcity
#PhotooftheWeek | Terraced rice fields in Bali, Indonesia. This terracing system prevents erosion benefiting the ecosystem while providing a livelihood for local farmers. Beginning in October every year, the inhabitants of some regions of Indonesia face a situation of food insecurity. Productivity of their rice and maize crops is low, as rainfall patterns are changing and there is often only...
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