The Memorandum of Understanding - the first to be signed virtually by the IsDB - will also focus on project design/implementation, policy advice and knowledge-sharing to increase the joint impact of both FAO and the Bank's work in the agricultural sectors.
Economic shocks, conflict, floods, desert locusts and now COVID-19 are creating a perfect storm that could reverse hard-earned food security gains in Yemen, warns the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and partners.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today launched the Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform with a large and rich set of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics, and natural resources to help strengthen evidence-based decision-making in the food and agriculture sectors.

21 July, from 16:00 to 17:30 East Africa Time (EAT)

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This webinar is part of a series of webinars (PLG Webinar Series and URL Webinar Series) that aim to contribute to the thinking processes on integrated territorial development and increase understanding how the impacts of Covid-19 can advance opportunities to reorient policies and development practices and to catalyze territorial approaches and promote transformative change. Together with relevant partners, we aim to co-develop a deeper understanding and exchange on how stronger urban-rural linkages and other territorial approaches – such as food systems, landscape and ecosystem approaches – can become an integral part of the Covid-19 recovery responses and global long-term sustainable actions.

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Users can now consult a comparable and consistent set of more than 60 forest indicators across countries and regions and download the requested data in a non-proprietary digital format. Monitoring of change over time is also possible in parameters such as forest area, management, ownership and use.
The escalation of the spread of African swine fever (ASF) has placed most of the world's domestic and wild pig populations under direct threat. To support countries' efforts to protect economies and food security, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and FAO today launch a joint initiative for the Global Control of ASF.
The joint analysis by FAO and WFP warns these "hotspot countries" are at high risk of - and in some cases are already seeing -- significant food security deteriorations in the coming months, including rising numbers of people pushed into acute hunger.
The joint OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2020-2029 report finds that over the next ten years supply growth is going to outpace demand growth, causing real prices of most commodities to remain at or below their current levels.