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Haiti: UN agricultural development fund supports hurricane-affected farmers with $11 million

New York, Aug 3 (IBNS): With many rural areas in Haiti still recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced on Thursday that it is investing $10.8 million help restore agricultural productivity in some the worst affected areas of the island nation.

Job creation around agriculture can spur youth employment in Africa – UN agency

New York, Feb 23 (JEN): Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but businesses around farming, including processing, packaging, transportation, distribution, marketing and financial services, could also create jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas, a senior United Nations official said Thursday.

Agriculture must adopt climate-smart practices to better help poverty reduction – UN report

New York, Oct 17 (Just Earth News): The rapid transformation of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, such as adopting climate-smart practices, particularly to curb greenhouse gas emissions, is critical for hunger and poverty reduction, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Monday in a new report.

Agriculture must transform to feed a hotter, more crowded planet, UN says on World Food Day

New York, Oct 16 (Just Earth News): To mark World Food Day 2016, the United Nations is highlighting the close links between climate change, sustainable agriculture, and food and nutrition security, with the message: “The climate is changing. Food and agriculture must, too.”

Agriculture and food system transformation needed on pathway to zero hunger – Ban

New York, Sept 23 (Just Earth News): While the world has seen some progress on combatting the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, the challenge of providing the fundamental right to adequate food to all people must remain a priority, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday, urging Member States to continue to work together to tackle the problem.

At regional session, UN agricultural agency urges sustainable development for better nutrition

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): While many countries in Europe and Central Asia have made progress in reducing the prevalence of hunger, other forms of malnutrition still exist in the region and can only be combated by prioritizing food security, agriculture and rural development, the head of the United Nation’s agricultural agency said on Wednesday

New products and technologies needed to aid small farmers, UN agriculture chief says

New York, Mar 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The head of the United Nations agricultural agency on Tuesday called for great use of agroecology, biotechnology and other creative tools to eradicate hunger, fight malnutrition and achieve sustainable agriculture.