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We can all reduce our food waste! Sign up to #UNFAO's thunderclap & make #NotWasting your new year's resolution. [ Bit.ly Link ]

How are you #NotWasting?

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We received over 345 fantastic photos from 57 countries for the #MountainsMatter photo contest ahead of International Mountain Day (11 December) – thanks to everyone who entered!

We need your help to choose the overall winner from among these six finalists. Vote for your favourite by liking it before 19 CET on 11 December! Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
#PhotooftheWeek | Farmers in southern Madagascar are facing worsening food insecurity and are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance to overcome the effects of a devastating drought that has hit the region for the past three years. FAO's immediate agricultural response is targeting 850,000 people in the worst-affected districts. The assistance combines provision of quick-maturing and...
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The annual damage due to Peste des petits ruminants is estimated to be between $1.4 and $2.1 billion. Now we need to act to control and eradicate the disease.
Biodiversity is essential for food security and nutrition. #COP13

We need to take action now to avert further biodiversity loss

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Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Insecurity: Investing in a #ZeroHunger Generation. DOWNLOAD NOW => [ Bit.ly Link ]

Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Insecurity: Investing in a Zero Hunger Generation

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If bees didn't exist, we wouldn't have ... #LoveBees #COP13
Did you know? In Europe, 340 000 sites are thought to be contaminated. Soil contamination can reduce food security by decreasing crop yields and rendering crops unsafe for consumption.

Soil contamination

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Daily food and incomes of billions of people, particularly the rural poor, are determined by their access to land, fisheries and forests. Secure tenure is the base on which food security can be achieved.
"The earth is not ours, it is a treasure we hold in trust for future generations" - Namibian Proverb
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Introducing #UNFAO Kids! Series of comic strips for children starting with benefits of pulses [ Bit.ly Link ] #IYP2016
A new #UNFAO report warns that progress towards reducing hunger and improving nutrition is slowing down in the Asia-Pacific region while obesity is on the rise as diets change. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Investing in a Zero Hunger Generation

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Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, a champion of projects to end hunger and improve nutrition in her own country Thailand and also in other countries of the Asia-Pacific region, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Timor Leste, has graciously agreed to represent the Organization as an FAO Special Ambassador for #ZeroHunger.
If we save one fourth of the food currently lost or wasted, we can feed 870 million hungry people. Make #NotWasting a way of life
We received over 345 fantastic photos from 57 countries for the #MountainsMatter photo contest ahead of International Mountain Day (11 December) – thanks to everyone who entered!

We need your help to choose the overall winner from among these six finalists. Vote for your favourite by liking it before 19 CET on 11 December! Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Did you know? Soils host approximately a quarter of our planet’s biodiversity. #WorldSoilDay
Did you know? Introducing pulses as part of intercropping, cover crops and crop rotation farming techniques can help restore soil health. #WorldSoilDay #IYP2016

World Soil Day hails symbiotic role of pulses to boost sustainable agriculture

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Did you know? Average rate of soil erosion by wind, water and tillage is estimated at 0.9 mm per year! [ Bit.ly Link ]

Soil erosion

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FAO helps countries to invest in agriculture, improving rural lives around the world. Working with governments and International Financing Institutions, over USD 115 billion have been leveraged to date.

FAO's support to investment in agriculture

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