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- Ensuring fishers’ safety while sustainably managing the world’s aquatic resourcesFishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world, and human rights abuses are increasing in fisheries and aquaculture, FAO Deputy Director-General for Climate and Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo, said today. ..... Read More.3 weeks ago
- New global atlas on using advanced technology to monitor fishing activityA new global atlas – the first-ever of its kind – analyses the opportunities and challenges of using Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) to monitor fishing activity around the globe. ..... Read More.3 weeks ago
- Increased support for Afghan farmers hit by conflict and natural disastersThe Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF) has contributed $9.5 million to an FAO-led project that aims to boost the resilience of farmers affected by conflict and natural disasters in 16 of Afghanistan's most food insecure provinces, the two partners announced today. ..... Read More.3 weeks ago
- FAO and Italy’s National Research Council strengthen iMarine tiesFAO and Italy’s National Research Council (CNR) have agreed to intensify their collaboration in iMarine, a cloud-based community platform to help improve fisheries management ..... Read More.3 weeks ago
- Need for new vision for fisheries amidst growing concerns over state of oceansFisheries are facing an important crossroad and the world needs a new vision for fisheries in the 21st century. This was FAO-Director General Qu Dongyu’s main message today at the opening of the UN agency’s International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability. ..... Read More.3 weeks ago
- New tool to help local crop varieties flourishWith the aim of assuring crop diversity and farmers’ resilience, FAO today published the Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Farmers Varieties/Landraces, which advises countries on how to develop national plans to conserve these critical resources. ..... Read More.4 weeks ago
- Green Climate Fund approves programmes to fight climate change in Chile, Kyrgyzstan and Ne...The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) today approved $161 million in funding to support climate resilient projects in Chile, Kyrgyzstan and Nepal. ..... Read More.4 weeks ago