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“We need to change the way we produce food,” FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today in a World Environment Day speech advocating “creating positive connections” between food, agriculture and the environment.” He called for a “new and holistic way of thinking and acting.”


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The FAO Food Price Index averaged 166.8 points in May, down 1.4 percent from April and as much as 20.7 percent from a year earlier. FAO also upgraded its May 2015 forecast for global production of wheat, coarse grains and rice.


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“The entire world is called to join in a global movement to end hunger and malnutrition once and for all,” FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said at the International Agricultural Forum at EXPO Milan, attended by more than 50 agriculture ministers.


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Most countries in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) achieved their international pledge to reduce the share of their population suffering from hunger, but conflicts and protracted crises in Iraq, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, as well as the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, have made it the only region to have seen its overall prevalence of undernourishment (PoU) increase from the levels of a quarter of a century ago.


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FAO and IKEA of Sweden today agreed to begin working together on a forestry certification initiative aimed at promoting the sustainable management of forest plantations and empowering forest-reliant communities in Viet Nam.


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Angola, Djibouti, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Mali and Sao Tome and Principe have met both the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of the population suffering from undernourishment and the more stringent World Food Summit target of halving the absolute numbers of the hungry.


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Some 130 ministers, 12 heads of state or government, and numerous other high-level government representatives will be converging on Rome next week for the 39th session of the Organization’s governing Conference (6-13 June).


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Latin America and the Caribbean has taken a huge step towards the total eradication of hunger by reducing both the percentage and total number of undernourished people to less than half.


The Asia-Pacific region has achieved the Millennium Development Goal (MDG-1c) by reducing the proportion of people suffering from hunger by half by 2015.


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The IPC estimates for April, indicate that most of the people affected – 3 million at Crisis level and 800 000 at the Emergency level – are located in the three states of the country’s northeastern Greater Upper Nile region hardest hit by the fighting. Many others are from the western part of the Greater Bahr el Ghazal region where conditions have deteriorated as a result of a spillover from the conflict.


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