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FAO to prepare Pakistan’s first national food security report

Germany contributes €1 million to WFP for food security in Pakistan

FAO and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation join hands for improving food security in Pakistan The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) signed an agreement to develop the first national State of Food Security and Nutrition in Pakistan (SOFI) report. This will be the first national level SOFI report prepared along ... Read More »

Climate is changing – Food and Agriculture must too

Climate is changing - Food and Agriculture must too

World Food Day highlights that climate is changing and that food and agriculture must too To mark the World Food Day 2016, a ceremony was held at the National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC) in Islamabad. The theme for World Food Day this year is “Climate is changing. Food and Agriculture must too.” “We need to mitigate the damage we are doing to ... Read More »

Exploring Wool Value Chain Development in Balochistan

Exploring Wool Value Chain Development in Balochistan

Wool value chain development will facilitate economic development and is an important step towards development of Pakistan: Siddique Mandokhel, Secretary Livestock ISLAMABAD – A consultation session was organized in Islamabad today to seek suggestions and recommendations for the best way forward in developing the wool sector in Balochistan. Food And Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in collaboration with the federal and Balochistan ... Read More »

Google and FAO ushering into new era of environmental literacy

Google and FAO ushering into new era of environmental literacy

Geospatial forestry information is a first step in almost real-time natural resources management revolution ROME (Italy) — FAO and Google are working together to make high-resolution satellite data an everyday tool in managing the world’s natural resources in a joint effort that is changing the way the world goes about pursuing sustainable development. Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Rebecca Moore, Engineering Manager ... Read More »

Program supports Pakistan’s future entrepreneurs

Program supports Pakistan's future entrepreneurs

Program funded by UN, ILO, FAO and Pakistan Government help generate self-employment opportunities leading to creation of viable micro-enterprises  DADU (Pakistan) – ‘’I’m going to re-establish my own beauty parlor that is going to be able to provide services that would normally be available in only high end and commercial parlors’’ tells excited Seema, a recipient of beauty and personal care toolkit. In ... Read More »

Report highlights Livelihoods and Food Security of FATA Returnees

Report highlights Livelihoods and Food Security of FATA Returnees

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – As families return to their homes in FATA region, there is an urgent need to tackle livelihoods and food security situation in the region to support the returnee populations’ sustainable path to stability and prosperity, experts highlighted at a seminar. To offer better understanding on livelihood and food security in FATA, a report has been launched recently ... Read More »

Google-FAO partnership to make remote sensing data efficient and accessible

Google-FAO partnership to make remote sensing data efficient and accessible

Partnership enhances ability to assess changing forest and to estimate greenhouse gas emissions PARIS (France) – Google Maps and FAO have agreed to work closely together to make geospatial tracking and mapping products more accessible, providing a high-technology assist to countries tackling climate change and much greater capacity to experts developing forest and land-use policies. Digital technology tapping into satellite ... Read More »

Japan supports project for development of agricultural sector in FATA

Japanese Ambassador, Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, and FAO Representative, Mr. Patrick Evans, sign agreement for agricultural development in FATA.

ISLAMABAD – The Government of Japan has agreed to fund the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to implement a project worth about 5 million USD (approximately 507 million PKR) for the recovery and development of the agricultural sector in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. The agreement was signed in Islamabad by H. E. ... Read More »

Pakistan, FAO working together for rights to access land

ISLAMABAD — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the National Centre for Rural Development (NCRD) held a three-day workshop on the international Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Land Tenure from 25 to 27 November in Islamabad. The workshop was attended by the representative from the federal, provincial and regional government, civil society and ... Read More »

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