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New York, Oct 8 (JEN): The genome sequences of thousands of rice varieties have been placed with a United Nations-backed treaty on plant genetics by the world’s leading rice research institute to help boost plans to set up a global data exchange for crop genetic resources, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). more
UN deputy chief says world now has hope that universal goal on energy will be met

New York, Sept 28 (JEN): United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Sunday welcomed the adoption of the first-ever universal goal on energy, but cautioned that it will take â ...

Central America faces major crop losses due to El Niño: UN agency

New York, Sept 15 (JEN): This year’s cereal outputs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have been severely reduced because of the dry weather associated with the El Ni ...

UN and partners report ‘extremely alarming’ food insecurity figures in Afghanistan

New York, Sept 11 (JEN): The number of people in Afghanistan resorting to selling land or turning to friends or family for help because of food insecurity has doubled in the last year, accor ...

Deforestation slows, 'but we need to do better': UN agriculture chief

New York, Sep 8 (JEN): While the world's forests continue to shrink as populations increase and woodlands are converted to agriculture and other uses, over the past 25 years, the rate of net ...

FAO and MasterCard join forces to support refugees and small-scale farmers

New York, Sep 3 (JEN): Residents at the Kakuma refugee camp in north-western Kenya will soon be able to buy charcoal produced in an environmentally-friendly way by local farmers as part of a ...

Nestle India welcomes Bombay High Court' order on Maggi

New Delhi, Aug 13 (JEN): Welcoming the Bombay High Court's order which quashed ban on noodles brand Maggi in India, Nestle India on Thursday said it will comply with the order to undertake ...

World food prices hit lowest level in almost six years: UN agency

New York, Aug 7 (JEN): Prices for global agricultural products in July hit their lowest level since September 2009, as sharp drops in the prices of dairy products and vegetable oils more tha ...

Yemen: UN begins food aid distribution in war-torn districts of Aden

New York, Jul 31 (JEN): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distribution of food to around 340,000 people in eight of the worst-affected areas of the southern Yemeni port ...

In Nepal, UN and partners help quake-stricken district prepare for monsoon season

New York, July 14 (JEN) More than 2.8 million people remain in urgent need of life-saving humanitarian assistance in Nepal, especially in the district worst hit by the twin earthquakes east ...