Rome serves as the headquarter to the three UN agencies dedicated to Food and Agriculture: the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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Foto: Petterik Wiggers.

Hunger and extreme poverty can be eliminated immediately with adequate investments in social protection, according to a new study by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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Are you an exceptionally qualified and motivated candidate ready to serve in an international organization? If so, take a look at the Junior Professional Programme which provides qualified young professionals with an opportunity to gain valuable, on-the-job experience with FAO.

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Expert report of the Committee on World Food Security provides recommendations on Water for Food Security and Nutrition.

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Foto: CIFOR.

FAO’s new software will make satellite imagery easily accessible for forestry technicians in developing countries.

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Foreign Minister Børge Brende met General Secretary Tove R. Wang and Kristin Ingebrigtsen from Redd Barna to discuss the situation for children in Syria.
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Foto: Foto: Redd Barna.

‘The humanitarian crisis in Syria is escalating. The Government is now providing USD 93 million to support efforts in Syria and the neighbouring countries. Children are the hardest hit. USD 18.6 million of these funds will be earmarked for education and child protection efforts,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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FAO and Norway have been collaborating on the Nansen Programme since 1975. Over the past four decades, the Nansen Programme has carried out fisheries resources and environment surveys in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America using the vessel R/V Dr Fridtjof Nansen operated by the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR).

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Listhaug talking to the Conference

Norway’s Minister of Agriculture and Food Sylvi Listhaug visited the 39th Session of the FAO Conference 8-9 June. In her statement to the Conference she stressed the need to take action against antimicrobial resistance. - I wish to underline an issue of growing global concern - the importance of antimicrobial resistance in food, agriculture and the environment, said the Minister.

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Foto: Rune Bjåstad, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende met FAO’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva during a visit to Rome and FAO. Among other issues the two discussed how to meet the challenge of feeding 9 billion people in 2050.

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- Women are particularly affected by wars and conflicts. The Government is giving priority to intensifying Norway’s efforts to promote the women, peace and security agenda,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg, at the presentation of the new action plan February 16th. The action plan is now available in English

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Four universities have teamed up to create an online course that allows you to explore success stories of international development together with people from all over the world.

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