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Ways to Stem Fall Armyworm spread in Africa and elsewhere: Entomology Professor Galen P. Dively engages the Food and Agriculture Organization

The emergence and rapid spread of the Fall Armyworm in Africa (FAW) threatens the food and income security of millions of smallholder farmers. That’s why USUN Rome supported University of Maryland Professor Emeritus and Integrated Pest Management Consultant, Dr. Galen P. Dively’s travel to Africa, where he observed the situation and met with farmers, academics, ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Duffy at the Opening of the WFP Executive Board

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy at the Opening of the World Food Program Executive Board June 18, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) We would like to welcome the President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, and Princess Haya Al Hussain, the United Nations Messenger of Peace, to this meeting and to Rome.  We thank you for ...
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THE U.S. ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Today, the U.S. government announced nearly $67 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the DRC Humanitarian Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. With the assistance announced today, the United States is providing food, protection, shelter, health care, and other urgent aid for vulnerable Congolese and ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy at the Launch of the 2018 Global Report on Food Crises

The 2018 Global Report on Food Crises presents evidence that speaks to some of our deepest concerns: the number of food insecure people is rising rapidly -- up 11 percent from 2017 – and new or intensified conflicts have played a major role in that increase. The number of people experiencing food insecurity is on the ...
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USAID and FAO Working Together to Pre-empt the Next Global Pandemic

A United States-FAO partnership working to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to manage outbreaks of diseases in farm animals has in just 12 months succeeded in training over 4,700 veterinary health professionals in 25 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The FAO-provided technical trainings covered a gamut of key competencies, including disease ...
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