Rising above hunger and all forms of malnutrition

By | 15 February 2018

Op-Ed by FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva ahead of Africa Regional Conference Khartoum, Sudan,  February 2018 An urgent call for Africa for renewed optimism on fighting hunger An African proverb says that “wisdom is like a baobab tree – no one individual can embrace it.” The same can be applied to the fight against hunger in… Read More »

Press Release: United Nations Youth Envoy engages with young girls at a school in Pretoria

By | 14 February 2018

13 February 2018 – UNIC/PR/2018/02/13 Pretoria, South Africa: The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, yesterday held an interactive discussion with young girls from the Young Rise Club at the Steve Tshwete Secondary School in Olievenhoutbosch, west of Pretoria. The club, a programme organized by non-profit organization Soul City, aims to empower girls on… Read More »

UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth gives Keynote address at the youth pre-conference for the 8th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights

By | 13 February 2018

She urges youth to build cross-cutting networks that deal with education, civic participation, employment and peace and security Johannesburg, February 12, 2018: The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, in a keynote speech at the youth pre-conference on Sexual Health and Rights (SHR), called on youth Sexual Risk Reduction (SRR) advocates to build alliances… Read More »

FAO NEWS RELEASE: Poor rains, fall armyworm leaves Southern Africa vulnerable

By | 9 February 2018

 Early action crucial to avert crisis 09 February 2018, Johannesburg/Harare – Prolonged dry spells, erratic rainfall, high temperatures and the presence of the voracious fall armyworm have significantly dampened Southern Africa’s current agricultural season’s cereal production prospects. Early action in the form of consolidating information through assessments and anticipatory measures that reduce the impact of… Read More »