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2014-01-09 16:26:04

ROME, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During meetings this week in Rome, Mississippi State University officials formally broadened a 2010 agreement to work together with the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on initiatives to address world hunger and poverty. MSU President Mark E. Keenum and FAO Deputy Director General Daniel Gustafson signed a memorandum of understanding that expands the 2010 foundation for collaborations focusing most immediately on...

2013-12-03 08:35:25

Effort will build awareness of Indiana's ingenuity in the sector, expand collaboration among corporate, university and government stakeholders and encourage entrepreneurs INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Indiana's food and agricultural sector is a $16 billion industry, and is poised to be a center of innovation generating business growth and investment but also solutions to the challenges of a growing world population and a limited amount of natural resources. To bolster...

2013-09-20 12:23:04

The Company Released an Incorrect Press Release about the Empower Reality Show CHANDIGARH, India, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Imark Infotech, a company that is based in India, has just released a retraction to an inaccurate press release that was released on June 21, 2013. The press release, which went viral in a matter of hours, concerned the Empower Reality Show, and contained incorrect information about the relationship between the Empower Network and the show. (Photo:...

2013-09-10 12:25:53

LONDON, September 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Access to Research in the Developing World CAB International (Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International) announced today they will be provide free access to 77 recently published CABI books through Research4Life, a global UN-publisher initiative providing free and low cost access to researchers in developing countries. The recent editions on agriculture, plant and veterinary science will be available to eligible...

2013-08-06 08:37:05

CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One billion people in the world live in extreme poverty, and 870 million go to bed hungry every night. As the world gears up for the International Year of Family Farming in 2014, Food Tank: The Food Think Tank and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are highlighting ways to provide family farmers the tools they need to really nourish the world. Family farming can enhance soil health, protect water supplies, improve nutrition, and...

2013-05-21 23:18:29

US$4.3 Billion Market Sees 10 Percent Growth and Strong Contract Renewals. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Nearly two-thirds of the annualized contract volume growth in 2012 was contributed by contract extensions and renewals of existing Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) deals, according to a new research study by Everest Group, an advisory and research firm on global services. The high levels of buyer satisfaction supporting this trend meant that only 10 percent of the deals...

UN Turns To Edible Insects As Food Source
2013-05-13 15:38:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new report from the United Nations titled “Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security,” forests and the creepy crawlers that inhabit them are an underutilized source of food in the battle against worldwide hunger. The study was conducted by the UN´s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in conjunction with Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The...

Locust Plague Devouring Madagascar, $41M Needed To Combat Infestation
2013-03-28 08:11:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A plague has gripped Madagascar and a UN body says the country will need $41 million over three years to help fight off the infestation that has gripped more than half of the world´s fourth-largest island. The plague comes in the form of locusts, a term generally referring to the swarming phase of several species of short-horned grasshoppers. This plague has been increasingly threatening Madagascar´s crop production and...

Landsat Sets Standard For Maps Of World's Forests
2012-06-20 03:56:28

[ Watch the Video ] NASA's Earth-observing fleet of satellites provides a worldwide and unbiased view with standardized scientific data -- information crucial for tracking the health of the world's forests. Countries like Brazil are using data from NASA satellites to track and measure their forests in advance of a United Nations effort to reduce climate change by providing "carbon credits" for protected land. The concept is known as REDD+, which stands for Reducing Emissions from...

2012-05-17 06:24:18

More than 18 million suffering as G8 meets to discuss hunger in Africa ATLANTA, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders at the humanitarian organization CARE are calling attention to a new report showing that the vast food crisis in West Africa's Sahel region is deteriorating fast and now affects more than 18 million people in need of emergency assistance. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120517/DC09448 ) The new report from the Food Crisis Prevention Network comes...