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Desert locusts in East Africa: A plague of another order

UN News

01:13 min | 2 months ago

Desert locusts in East Africa: A plague of another order

"Fresh swarms of desert locusts are formed in the horn of africa threatening crops in the food security of millions the un food and agriculture organization fao warned on wednesday according to the agency locust infestations increased over the past month in ethiopia and somalia as a result of extensive breeding favorable weather and rainfall with populations predicted to increase further in coming months. New loker swarms are already forming and threatening to reinvade northern kenya and breeding is also underway on both sides of the red sea posing a threat to our trailer. Saudi arabia sudan and yemen. Fao said in a news. Release the greater horn of africa witnessed one of its worst. Ever desert locust infestations earlier this year. A new crisis could have devastating consequences for communities affected by recurrent drought conflict. High food prices and the coronavirus pandemic the upsurge occurred in spite of an unprecedented campaign supported by fao and partners in which more than one point three million hectares of locust infestations were treated across ten countries. This year control operations prevented the loss of an estimated. Two point seven million tons of cereal enough to feed eighteen million people year in countries. Already hard hit by acute food insecurity and poverty.

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COVID widening gender gap in Pakistan

UN News

05:06 min | 5 months ago

COVID widening gender gap in Pakistan

"In Pakistan, women are major contributors to agricultural production and food security for their families. But like many other nations, the COVID pandemic is exacerbated an already alarming gender gap there. That's especially true for rural women where the amount of work and responsibility that they've had to show the has gone up leading to a decrease in living standards as they're forced to stay at home and care for others. Meaning Darla he food and agriculture. Organization representative to Pakistan explains to Charlotte Lomas how the UN agencies supporting women in the countryside despite the corrosive impact of the pandemic rural women that work in agriculture seventy, five percent of the labor force, and it's women and girls. So it is a vast majority you have to know that in Pakistan although the contribution of agriculture to GDP is, for example, in nineteen percent but the contribution of workforce is fifty percent in this fifty percent seventy, five percent women. So this tells you already the importance of women in Agricultural Pakistan. However. This is a country where the gender gap is still very, very high and one of the big issues is that not just they're employed in agriculture but most of them are unpaid. And the gender relations in in Pakistan and in rural. Pakistan in particular also very much influenced by culture and by customs, which in some of the areas are very conservative. So these are seen as barriers which are very difficult to move and and change the covid nineteen outbreak forced many people out of work. What impacts says, the the nineteen pandemic had on rural women in Pakistan. It has affected women in many ways I because of the lockdown second because for example, many of the daily wager which are men usually in the cities when they have been locked down, the have returned back to their villages. So what has happened is that the amount of work that the women had to put In to continue, sustain the livelihoods their family has increased enormously in addition it has brought back like taking care of sick members of the family. Oh, elders in the household and extra responsibilities. Also, we taking care of children which during the time in particular when schools got closed, we've seen for sure an increase in domestic violence because this came with the stay at home confinements. But at the same time, we saw that they had even lost whatever access the previously managed through the years to gain little by little in terms of access to health care and reproductive care This with the covid nineteen has had a tremendous impact on the women. So it's not just the daily wage. Or the fact that are number of hours in the field as increase the together with the work of taking care of the family. But really when you put it all together covy has basically exacerbated situations which are already difficult. We've seen many countries around the globe turn their attention towards the cloven teen economic recovery. How is FAO supporting rule women in Pakistan despite the limitations the shift of investments the was the response to covid nineteen infection has basically. made the situation even more difficult. In that sense we always have the gender component of the project, which is usually very strong. So it's not as an add-on, but really thinking on how you reach the women and with Covid Nineteen, I have to say that we manage many communities and villages we invested been more into digitalization, and in some cases, this works pretty well because women don't need to move they can convene in an area. Where they can seat distance wearing masks. So not to further spread the virus all get infected will reduce the risk of infection to what extent is the recognition of the importance of achieving gender equality. In Pakistan. There is increasing awareness that these underinvestment on women or let's the limitation put on women or the gender gap that women face in this country actually have impacts not just on the economic growth potential of the country, but also on many other aspects such as achieving food security and healthy diets and nutrition. So there is a slow movement where this is starting to become an important realization.

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UN Agencies Release Joint Statement Noting That COVID-19 Has Presented Unprecedented Challenge To Public Health and Global Food Systems

UN News

00:57 sec | 5 months ago

UN Agencies Release Joint Statement Noting That COVID-19 Has Presented Unprecedented Challenge To Public Health and Global Food Systems

"A group of UN agencies released a joint statement on Tuesday. Noting that the COVID nineteen pandemic has not only led to dramatic loss of human life. But also presents an unprecedented challenge to public health food systems and the world of work according to the International Labor Organization Food and Agriculture Organization. International. Fund for Agricultural Development and World Health Organization tens of. Millions of people are at risk of falling into extreme poverty meanwhile, millions of agricultural workers, worldwide face high levels of poverty malnutrition, and poor health adhering to workplace. Safety Standards Health Practices and labor rights are crucial to cope with the crisis. Effectively, the agencies underscored now is the time for global solidarity and support the statement spelled out especially with the most vulnerable in the developing world

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"agriculture organization" Discussed on UN News

UN News

05:42 min | 5 months ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on UN News

"While Sudan has been hit by devastating floods the worst seen in decades impacting more than six hundred, , thousand people across seventeen of the country's eighteen states with homes destroyed and farmland damage. . Just ahead of the harvest season, , he's been another shock amid multiple crises according to the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO urgent funding is needed to support a country already facing alarmingly high rates of hunger and food insecurity. . Dominique Bergin FAO's director of emergency resilience has just returned from a mission to sedan. . He told Charlotte Lomas how dire the situation really is for people there. . They're just returned from Sudan couple of days ago where I wasn't a mission already to the floods which have been affecting the countries over the last couple of these floods are truly devastating down the largest thinking the country in over seventy years who have conducted happy assessments with the me of coacher and found that up to six hundred thousand households have been affected by the impact. . Of the floods more than two point, , two million actors have been damaged. . So it's quite serious but the problem here is that this comes at the top of an already difficult situation for millions of paper as a matter of fact, , before these, , let's nine point six million people were already in acute food insecurity ready a very difficult situation related to a variety of of issues social economic crying he's <hes> covid crises and even know in some part of the country the issues already locust. . So quite serious situation that therefore Esguerra, , our full attention. . You travel to two of the affected sites what were your impressions? ? So we went to two of the most affected states we undertook mission with government officials as a matter of. . Factly culture was with us and we spend today's in blue, , Nile State, , and in Sennar state, , and they're what we could see is the variety of the damaged. . We saw the impact on commercial farmers, , and with few damage, , they will be very little employment opportunities for the people. So . one of the things we saw. . We saw. . Livestock owners, , Pasta list being severely affected. . By doing of the floods having lost for some of them up to seventy five percent of their livestock, , which in turn is a problem for them because this is their main source of livelihood we saw that forty two percent of those affected by by the floods are women and it all sorts. . So we went to the field we we spend time with them, , and what we saw is that I mean situation is very, , very severe. . This time of the year they should have sorghum that is one meter and a half I ready to our best. . Instead, , we could see field full of. . wheats with sorghum and that will not be honest. . So in talking to these women, , we understand they're already struggling. . They're adopting what we call negative coping strategies, , which means that they are cutting the number of the means to quantity of them is and what we found is that at this point of the ready, , they're only having one meal per day and very basic meal. . So very T- tuition and therefore these people need our assistance. . How will this floods affect food security across the country? ? The food security situation prior to the floods was already severe nine point six, million , people in acute insecurity. . Two point two million people in emergency face. . When we visited the blue states, , what was clear is that we were in a state where twenty seven percent of the population prior to the plots was already in acute with with insecurity. . So it is clear that with the impact of the ways, , the fact that people not be able to harvest with the fact that they have been losing animals with the fact that prices are extremely volatile and ever tendency to increase significantly. . The estimate is that the food security situation will further. . And therefore, , we need to be ready to provide at scale. . Livelihood Saving Assistance. . In collaboration, , of course, , we other agencies what is doing to assist Sadan since the beginning of the year I feel despite the covid situation has been able to provide assistance who about nine, hundred, , , twenty, , thousand people, , which is quite significant in this context. . Now, , what we are doing is that we are appealing for additional resources innovation essentially to the floods, , but the flood. . Being one more driver of accurate with insecurity. . So, , what we are doing is essentially appealing for seventy million dollars additional. . To basically cover the needs of the people for the coming season in terms of cash assistance for people to meet the most immediate needs press agricultural inputs for the coming season so that immediately they can go back to their productivity. . Always bearing in nine FAO wide providing humanitarian livelihood saving activities is very keen to build the zillions of populations which as we know are essential when people face regular shocks. .

Livelihood Saving Assistance Dominique Bergin FAO FAO Sudan Food and Agriculture Organizat Matt Sennar director US Charlotte Lomas Sadan
Sudan floods: UN calls for urgent funding,asfood insecuritymounts

UN News

05:42 min | 5 months ago

Sudan floods: UN calls for urgent funding,asfood insecuritymounts

"While Sudan has been hit by devastating floods the worst seen in decades impacting more than six hundred, thousand people across seventeen of the country's eighteen states with homes destroyed and farmland damage. Just ahead of the harvest season, he's been another shock amid multiple crises according to the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO urgent funding is needed to support a country already facing alarmingly high rates of hunger and food insecurity. Dominique Bergin FAO's director of emergency resilience has just returned from a mission to sedan. He told Charlotte Lomas how dire the situation really is for people there. They're just returned from Sudan couple of days ago where I wasn't a mission already to the floods which have been affecting the countries over the last couple of these floods are truly devastating down the largest thinking the country in over seventy years who have conducted happy assessments with the me of coacher and found that up to six hundred thousand households have been affected by the impact. Of the floods more than two point, two million actors have been damaged. So it's quite serious but the problem here is that this comes at the top of an already difficult situation for millions of paper as a matter of fact, before these, let's nine point six million people were already in acute food insecurity ready a very difficult situation related to a variety of of issues social economic crying he's covid crises and even know in some part of the country the issues already locust. So quite serious situation that therefore Esguerra, our full attention. You travel to two of the affected sites what were your impressions? So we went to two of the most affected states we undertook mission with government officials as a matter of. Factly culture was with us and we spend today's in blue, Nile State, and in Sennar state, and they're what we could see is the variety of the damaged. We saw the impact on commercial farmers, and with few damage, they will be very little employment opportunities for the people. So one of the things we saw. We saw. Livestock owners, Pasta list being severely affected. By doing of the floods having lost for some of them up to seventy five percent of their livestock, which in turn is a problem for them because this is their main source of livelihood we saw that forty two percent of those affected by by the floods are women and it all sorts. So we went to the field we we spend time with them, and what we saw is that I mean situation is very, very severe. This time of the year they should have sorghum that is one meter and a half I ready to our best. Instead, we could see field full of. wheats with sorghum and that will not be honest. So in talking to these women, we understand they're already struggling. They're adopting what we call negative coping strategies, which means that they are cutting the number of the means to quantity of them is and what we found is that at this point of the ready, they're only having one meal per day and very basic meal. So very T- tuition and therefore these people need our assistance. How will this floods affect food security across the country? The food security situation prior to the floods was already severe nine point six, million people in acute insecurity. Two point two million people in emergency face. When we visited the blue states, what was clear is that we were in a state where twenty seven percent of the population prior to the plots was already in acute with with insecurity. So it is clear that with the impact of the ways, the fact that people not be able to harvest with the fact that they have been losing animals with the fact that prices are extremely volatile and ever tendency to increase significantly. The estimate is that the food security situation will further. And therefore, we need to be ready to provide at scale. Livelihood Saving Assistance. In collaboration, of course, we other agencies what is doing to assist Sadan since the beginning of the year I feel despite the covid situation has been able to provide assistance who about nine, hundred, twenty, thousand people, which is quite significant in this context. Now, what we are doing is that we are appealing for additional resources innovation essentially to the floods, but the flood. Being one more driver of accurate with insecurity. So, what we are doing is essentially appealing for seventy million dollars additional. To basically cover the needs of the people for the coming season in terms of cash assistance for people to meet the most immediate needs press agricultural inputs for the coming season so that immediately they can go back to their productivity. Always bearing in nine FAO wide providing humanitarian livelihood saving activities is very keen to build the zillions of populations which as we know are essential when people face regular shocks.

Livelihood Saving Assistance Dominique Bergin Fao FAO Sudan Food And Agriculture Organizat Sennar Director Charlotte Lomas Sadan
"agriculture organization" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

WCBS Newsradio 880

02:21 min | 7 months ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

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"agriculture organization" Discussed on Gastropod

Gastropod

05:55 min | 7 months ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on Gastropod

"To start our watermelon adventure, , we called one of the world's great watermelon. . Harry Paris he has worked on watermelon science per years as part of Israel's agricultural research. . Service. . Well, , I think the first thing that comes to the first two syllables water right? ? This is a true rich table. . which has a lot of water and which actually probably the first use by people of this particular natural products. . Was To quench thirst I've spent summers in Israel, , and it is basically watermelon paradise but that's not actually were Harry I fell in love with a watermelon it all started when his dad grew watermelons in the backyard in their home in Brooklyn in the nineteen sixties then Harry gave watermelon farming <unk> himself fifteen years old and there was a new variety called Crimson sweets that came out and plans at a few seats in the garden and Lo and behold by the fall we got one nice big sweet high quality watermelon fruit. . That we grew in the backyard in Brooklyn and from then on I was just hoped. . Harry was well ahead of the local war hipster curve in Brooklyn but the watermelon is neither from Brooklyn nor from Israel, , in fact, , its origins are a little bit of a mystery. . One of the big headlines was back in the mid nineteenth century when the British explorer David Livingstone went to the southern African deserts and low and behold. . It was the year in which there was more rain than average and he found a large areas just covered with wild watermelons. . He's wild watermelons were hard but does the name says have water say to pound them and so on and so forth but you could squeeze the water out of them David Livingston was searching for the source of the Nile. . But apparently, , he was also as a side hustle looking for other sources like the source of our sweet watermelons and people thought he'd founded the wild ancestor but Livingston was wrong about the source of the Nile and as it turns out now. . We know he was wrong about those wild watermelons to now that scientists can examine the DNA of melons. . They found that the Kalahari desert wild melon that Livingston came upon is not the ancestor of our sweet watermelon. . But DNA is just one of the tools that scientists are using to try to figure out where and when the watermelon was domesticated, , you can't just use one approach. . You have to use an archaeology approach you have to use clients science you have to use. . Linguistics you have to go into literature some of it'll some of an ancient. . And even more than that. . Of course, , with the latest that we know genetics and genome can assist us first of all the plant Science Livingston was at least on the right continent because there are wild watermelons of various different species all over. . Africa. . So the wild relatives watermelon their fruits are smaller and rounder not elongate. . They have often perfectly round it small fruits the outside looks like a watermelon like little, , green and white. . But inside they all have this extremely bitter and usually white. . Whitish pulpits azan Renner is a professor of biology at the University of Munich and she's another one of the world's watermelon expert Suzanne's as you could boil these Super Beta watermelons for jam or you could use them medicinally as kind of a purge to clean out your insides. . Basically, , the wild watermelon wasn't a tasty thing to eat raw at all. . So where the desert watermelon comes from, , there are two things that have to happen to these bitter wild melons to turn them into the watermelons. . We love today to specific genetic mutations. . The first one is a mutation. . That switches off the production of bitchy chemicals and so this mutation occurs in nature as bad for the plan because the plant of course has this bitterness to defend itself not eaten so that the fruits would not be yeah for the plan is better to lose the bitterness but for us, , it's good and we can only imagine that native people every once in a while tried one of these melons maybe for what may be hoping for something to chew on and found some that wasn't bitter Suzanne's scientists know what that mutation is and how to find it in. . A melon they just to look and the second mutation is the one that turned it red inside rather than white the red colors also well understood this is well studied and it's a completely different set of teens. . This is and other scientists know exactly which two mutations they're looking for. . Those mutations aren't common and wild melon. . So when did they happen? ? When were watermelons domesticated Harry says the place to look for those clues is archaeology in ancient Egyptian tombs. . Archaeologists have found paintings of whole watermelons on a platter there oblong and striped watermelons today not round like the. . Wild bitter ones but did those ancient Egyptian watermelons taste like the ones we eat did they have the mutations for sweetness and maybe for the red color the painting can't really tell you that. . But fortunately, some , other watermelon evidence has showed up in a four thousand year old Egyptian tomb complex the seeds and leaves from the tomb ended up at the q Royal Botanic Gardens in England Suzanne wanted to find out if those remains held any clues about whether the watermelon had already been domesticated by them. . So she wrote to mark Nesbitt who coincidentally starred in our tonic. . And who runs the economic botany collection at Q. and she asked if she could borrow a watermelon leaf from the tomb, , it was in a glass box encased in a box and he opd mark opened it, and , he said it hadn't been opened since eighteen seventy one or whenever singles arrived there then and her colleagues analyzed demand the leaf and I they were thrilled the watermelon leaf DNA did in fact, , have the mutations that would have made the fruit sweet and read but then when you see fourteen Dating for this material that we had received for Mark Nesbitt, , it turned out it was much younger than we thought it turns out the watermelon material in the two had been left there by a later visitor carbon dating showed it was from the late eighteen hundreds huge bummer.

Food and Agriculture Organizat Cynthia Graber Perry Como Harry Tim Nicola Twilley America FAO partner
"agriculture organization" Discussed on Gastropod

Gastropod

05:00 min | 7 months ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on Gastropod

"Start our watermelon adventure, , we called one of the world's great watermelon. . Harry Paris he has worked on watermelon science per years as part of Israel's agricultural research. . Service. . Well, , I think the first thing that comes to the first two syllables water right? ? This is a true rich table. . which has a lot of water and which actually probably the first use by people of this particular natural products. . Was To quench thirst I've spent summers in Israel, , and it is basically watermelon paradise but that's not actually were Harry I fell in love with a watermelon it all started when his dad grew watermelons in the backyard in their home in Brooklyn in the nineteen sixties then Harry gave watermelon farming <unk> himself fifteen years old and there was a new variety called Crimson sweets that came out and plans at a few seats in the garden and Lo and behold by the fall we got one nice big sweet high quality watermelon fruit. . That we grew in the backyard in Brooklyn and from then on I was just hoped. . Harry was well ahead of the local war hipster curve in Brooklyn but the watermelon is neither from Brooklyn nor from Israel, , in fact, , its origins are a little bit of a mystery. . One of the big headlines was back in the mid nineteenth century when the British explorer David Livingstone went to the southern African deserts and low and behold. . It was the year in which there was more rain than average and he found a large areas just covered with wild watermelons. . He's wild watermelons were hard but does the name says have water say to pound them and so on and so forth but you could squeeze the water out of them David Livingston was searching for the source of the Nile. . But apparently, , he was also as a side hustle looking for other sources like the source of our sweet watermelons and people thought he'd founded the wild ancestor but Livingston was wrong about the source of the Nile and as it turns out now. . We know he was wrong about those wild watermelons to now that scientists can examine the DNA of melons. . They found that the Kalahari desert wild melon that Livingston came upon is not the ancestor of our sweet watermelon. . But DNA is just one of the tools that scientists are using to try to figure out where and when the watermelon was domesticated, , you can't just use one approach. . You have to use an archaeology approach you have to use clients science you have to use. . Linguistics you have to go into literature some of it'll some of an ancient. . And even more than that. . Of course, , with the latest that we know genetics and genome can assist us first of all the plant Science Livingston was at least on the right continent because there are wild watermelons of various different species all over. . Africa. . So the wild relatives watermelon their fruits are smaller and rounder not elongate. . They have often perfectly round it small fruits the outside looks like a watermelon like little, , green and white. . But inside they all have this extremely bitter and usually white. . Whitish pulpits azan Renner is a professor of biology at the University of Munich and she's another one of the world's watermelon expert Suzanne's as you could boil these Super Beta watermelons for jam or you could use them medicinally as kind of a purge to clean out your insides. . Basically, , the wild watermelon wasn't a tasty thing to eat raw at all. . So where the desert watermelon comes from, , there are two things that have to happen to these bitter wild melons to turn them into the watermelons. . We love today to specific genetic mutations. . The first one is a mutation. . That switches off the production of bitchy chemicals and so this mutation occurs in nature as bad for the plan because the plant of course has this bitterness to defend itself not eaten so that the fruits would not be yeah for the plan is better to lose the bitterness but for us, , it's good and we can only imagine that native people every once in a while tried one of these melons maybe for what may be hoping for something to chew on and found some that wasn't bitter Suzanne's scientists know what that mutation is and how to find it in. . A melon they just to look and the second mutation is the one that turned it red inside rather than white the red colors also well understood this is well studied and it's a completely different set of teens. . This is and other scientists know exactly which two mutations they're looking for. . Those mutations aren't common and wild melon. . So when did they happen? ? When were watermelons domesticated Harry says the place to look for those clues is archaeology in ancient Egyptian tombs. . Archaeologists have found paintings of whole watermelons on a platter there oblong and striped watermelons today not round like the. . Wild bitter ones but did those ancient Egyptian watermelons taste like the ones we eat did they have the mutations for sweetness and maybe for the red color the painting can't really tell you that. . But fortunately, some , other watermelon evidence has showed up in a four thousand year old Egyptian tomb complex the seeds and leaves from the tomb ended up at the q Royal Botanic Gardens in England

Food and Agriculture Organizat Cynthia Graber Perry Como Harry Tim Nicola Twilley America FAO partner
United Nations: Panic Buying will cause food inflation

WBZ Afternoon News

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

United Nations: Panic Buying will cause food inflation

"Radio the United Nations says lockdowns and panic buying during the corona virus pandemic could potentially trigger worldwide food inflation the U. S. food and agriculture organization says a crisis could happen even though there are ample supplies of staple grains and oilseeds in key exporting nations a senior U. an economist says that the problem wasn't a supply issue but was really about a behavioral change over food

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The coronavirus outbreak could trigger a rise in global food prices

WBZ Morning News

01:08 min | 1 year ago

The coronavirus outbreak could trigger a rise in global food prices

"During the corona virus pandemic could trigger worldwide food inflation the United Nations food and agriculture organization says a crisis could happen even though there are ample supplies of grains and oil seeds and key exporting nations a senior U. N. economist says that the problem was never a supply issue but it was more about a behavioral change over food security the corona virus outbreak having a significant effect on the airline industry CBS news correspondent but Michigan the airline industry is not only dealing with a mass of lots of flights and passengers an impending layoffs there have been temporary shutdowns of air traffic control towers it happened Saturday at the New York City and Philadelphia airports because of corona related staffing issues the suspension was initially expected to last for hours it was rescinded after thirty minutes earlier in the week towers were temporarily closed in Las Vegas Chicago's midway and new York's Kennedy airport canceling more than a thousand flights had United Airlines threatening massive employee layoffs furloughs or pay cuts if Congress does not pass the coronavirus economic relief package by the end of this

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"agriculture organization" Discussed on SciShow Tangents

SciShow Tangents

02:39 min | 1 year ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on SciShow Tangents

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Locusts could rob millions in an already-vulnerable region of food

BBC Newshour

05:47 min | 1 year ago

Locusts could rob millions in an already-vulnerable region of food

"Time to head to East Africa now in the huge swarms of locusts that have been devastating crops and grasslands that the U. N. is warning today of the danger of famine in the region if the insects aren't brought under control Ethiopia Somalia Kenya Tanzania and Uganda will be affected and food shortages were were even before the locusts arrive the U. N.'s food and agriculture organization says it needs more money to pay for an aerial spraying to kill the locus and stop them breeding Dominick Cruz is director of emergencies at the FAA we have huge locust presence in Kenya in the it chokes out as well as in Somalia the latest developments being that since the beginning of this week northern Tanzania in the the Cayman general and region as well as north eastern Uganda also affected by the locust situation we have thirteen million people that thought a cute of food insecurity and another twenty million that are on the verge of acute food insecurity so it means that people are already facing Unger I understand yeah but Bhatia's head of agriculture the charity farm Africa she's based in the Kenyan capital Nairobi and she's been telling me what it's like when a swarm arrives it does take bees and but when you look up in the era it's so make millions and millions over black insects that just deterring the sky is so these do these buzz and you know hello to vote these more flies which are quite high the movie informs it doesn't move or live ones it's I suppose because of the wind so they move in waves and you could see the fuss with coming and then they're not really far apart and then you can see just a small distance just maybe even less than a meter and then you see the next form very close by when you look up you can't really see anything other than not just black insects and it is scary all we want expecting them and though I think what drew my attention mostly was the noise from the chip and I wondered where the kids were screaming sold looking up and seeing the locusts I think the local communities having been informed and shown hollow deluca scum is that the door quite free because images the peoples that making noise and but we will grow old and die does a lot of noise who do you and don't you well I think there was no time for panicking or getting worried so it was screening truck should immediately and what happens when they arrive in an area they had to they won't land on the trees all the shrubs all the crops and start eating straight away yes one woman no one from a walk up and down her phone was right where they just invaded on the whole farm so basically what she could see was just she didn't understand what the carpet was about but no on venturing Klose concede that it towards the insects so that's a show can these nothing you can do then when they've watched on to the crow the challenge with the farmers old what farmers have been advised is that make sure they do not touch on their crops the U. N.'s warning of a possible famine if there the Lakers are allowed to continue to devastate crops did did do you agree with that I do agree especially for the livestock yeah I stocks are going to be the primary question keys over the locust invasion eve they do not have any forward any posture they're not it's going to be a challenge for the livestock farmers the challenge I think could no with the feminist thinking that that this is occurring very close to the next season the next season is supposed to be starting in much X. and that's the long green season which most of the phone must rely on soul endo if the low cost I laying eggs on the ground then he means when that crop will be my team the second or third generation over the low costs will be at a very good state you know will be adjusted when the they feed their lot and the adult stage there lately to damage the young crops and that would mean busy carried the from us would go it's it's due for the phone lines because then they're able to get anything out of the crop so I agree with you that yeah you've action is not taken in the very near short term in the next maybe six eight months when yeah you're going to have a lot of challenges with though food is well I'm I'm when you say action that means what I a campaign of spraying pesticides it could be yes but also on the ground as well because I and I think it has to be timely because at this point we don't even need to worry much about that and that's the key thing we need to worry more about the second generation the eggs that are being made on the ground end up it's expected that the the seas on during this is on the ring so going to be here and it's also been predicted that we are going to experience quite good grateful is the soul this is going to be the best growing environment and for crops as well as breeding environment for the low cost as well so the next season is one which is going to be a challenge and they confirm that may be for me to get to making sure that all the hot spots a trees people and they are doing some variants doing sculpting so that we can be able to get to the low cost of the most critical thing at the mall but states once their eggs have been able to hatch endo they're interested where you the two have become be able to fly the flow developed that links yet then we can try to order yeah they they can be controlled at

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"agriculture organization" Discussed on UN News

UN News

08:02 min | 1 year ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on UN News

"Of the rainy season in March Keith craftsman senior locust forecasting officer with the U N Food and Agriculture Organization said the agency seeking seventy six million dollars to scale up aerial aerial spraying against the voracious locus and protect livelihoods. Deanne pen asked him about the likelihood of a humanitarian catastrophe in a region already rented fragile by recent cycles cycles of poor rains drought and severe flooding. Indeed the likelihood in and the potential for that to occur is very high At this moment because of those does good rains. And also because of the large number of of swarms that have formed in the past few months and the size of these. Some of these swarms are just just enormous for example once warming in northeastern Kenya about a month ago was about sixty kilometers long but by forty kilometers wide right so this is a a single swarm if you imagine that a locus eats his own way to food in one day which is about two two and a half grams and a square kilometer of swarm contains a somewhere between forty to eighty million insects. Imagine how many insects were wearing that one huge swarm and and roughly as they could eat in one day the same amount of food as about eighty four million people can eat when you travel to the regions. And you could you meet with local people. What is it like for them Living under these conditions I mean even just to see like this before million locusts coming at you. I've just come back from the Horn of Africa. I was in Kenya recently in just a few days ago I was in northeastern Somalia. So these these two areas that are very hard. Hit by by the the locus in Kenya. Of course it's just shock for the people because they haven't seen these locust since the late nineteen forties or late nineteen fifties at scale or magnitude. So this is only something that they've heard about stories from their grandparents and now suddenly they're in the midst of this. They're actually Having to see you see these large swarms in the sky that they'd heard about and of course if you're a farmer and and this is you know your crop that you rely on for your livelihood. The food security of your family perhaps your community and you see kind of this cloud on on the horizon probably initially. You're happy because you say this is great right because I grow crops rely on rain and so here's a cloud on. It's going to bring some rain. That's much needed to the area of for my crops but as that cloud comes closer to you and you see that it's not a rain cloud it's cloud of moving things and then you realize of course immune the only thing that does something like that in the Sky Sky on our locus and then suddenly you know your grandparents stories are coming through here and you know a a swarm of locusts can come into your field in the morning and by midday it has eaten everything stripped everything to stubble and so this represents a loss of your your your crop for that year but often this occurs in years of abundant rainfall. So you're a growing extra crop for the lean years and so this represents not only lost for this year but a loss for for the future seasons in northeastern Somalia. We're in an area where it's very important for pastoralists. It's natural vegetation on the plains of of northern Somalia where the camels graze and the goats and the other Small animals eat this natural food rely on the on the green pastures awesome for their health of course on that translates into milk for the children to sustain a nutritious growth. And they're the the. The past royalists workforce very much alarm be because the swarms had already come into into the areas of of northeastern Somalia and had eaten a substantial portion of that natural vegetation. And we saw that. You could see that in and you can tell the difference of a vegetation's eaten between by locust storms in that eaten by by these small animals and so they're very much worried at and they're worry a has increase even more because now though swarms that eight those pasture crops. They've laid eggs now. Those eggs have hatched. They're they're in in in the young Stage of the locus. There's still About a two or three more weeks before those young locus those hoppers. What we call them will form new immature swarms and mind you? This is the most gracious stage of the past S. Life Cycle and what action is. FAO Hoping to see From the international community because of course this is a problem affecting not not just the region but could eventually affect other parts of the world well because of the scale and the magnitude of the problem and his potential threat not only to affect this region but then other regions. NFL has appealed for initial amount of seventy six. A million dollars to immediately scale up current efforts on that is current the area control operations as well as to protect livelihood aerial operations. What exactly this is a spring? The swarms settled swarms early early in the morning. A late in the afternoon using aircraft in addition of course there are ground operations. There there usually undertaken against the wingless staged most of the locus after those eggs have hatched Arrow control operations on are the only effective A means of controlling The the situation we should when it reaches such a scale otherwise it just simply overwhelms any other possible responses and as FAO Quite hopeful that it will receive all of this funding considering all the other crises we have going on in the world concurrently including in that particular region. Yes we've appealed for the seventy six million dollars about out. Half of that is for the control operations but the the other half is to protect livelihoods And and this is a lesson that we've learned from from the last upsurge which is about fifteen years ago We we spent most most of the money at that time just for control operations and as a result there there was a kind of a negative impact to livelihood. So it's very important to try to balance an Address both issues in parallel at the same time rather than than post factum. FAO In particular in the end the UN system In general has moved extremely fast to mobilize an end to bring this to the attention of our international partners because frankly the force is on fire now not in two weeks from now or not two months from now so urgent action is required immediately to upscale those operations after in progress now to make sure that they not only continue but they grow in order to reduce as much as possible. Those locust infestations the stations. We're not trying to eradicate the desert locusts. Were just trying to reduce those those numbers on that. I mentioned earlier. So that the that reduces the burden on on the livelihoods food security in in the Horn of Africa. And at the same time we must be very cognizant of where this this upsurge is occurring. It's occurring in a part of Africa. That's extremely vulnerable to any disruptions in terms of of crop production and Animal Production and livelihoods the Horn of Africa as you know has faced droughts In the recent past asked and now they have floods and now in addition they they have desert locus a large portion of the population in the Horn of Africa. Of course are pastoralists. Joy Isn't and farmers and there's some twenty million people that are at the near famine level. There is not famine but the we know that there is that that risk and so I think Certainly the upsurge of locus in that area is potentially a very Dane Dangers..

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UN agencies raise alarm over weakened fight against hunger and malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific

UN News

02:18 min | 1 year ago

UN agencies raise alarm over weakened fight against hunger and malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific

"This is the news and brief from the United Nations. For U N agency said on Wednesday that three million undernourished people a month needs to be lifted out of hunger until the end of twenty thirty. If the sustainable development goals are to be reached the Food and Agriculture Organization Human Children's Fund World World Food Programme and World Health Organization are calling for urgent action to put nutrition at the heart of social protection programs throughout the region and a new joint report. Highlighted that an estimated seventy seven million children under five with stunted last year and thirty two point five million and suffered from wasting the latest figures make for grim reading on top of rising numbers of children and adults who are overweight or obese across the region while social protection can potentially help to eradicate hunger and malnutrition the report notes the need for more research into how they are impacting the poor especially women and children people with disabilities and indigenous people the UN agencies hope these findings will inform dialogues member countries to improve food security and nutrition across Asia and the Pacific moving to Palestine Prime Minister Mohamed Sta and UN Humanitarian Coordinator. Jamie McGoldrick launched on Wednesday a humanitarian response plan for twenty twenty calling for three hundred forty eight million dollars. Mr McGoldrick explain that the plan prioritises aid to those in greatest need the UN humanitarian coordinator painted a picture of years of occupation including an ongoing blockade of Gaza which has left one in two Palestinians and in the territory in need of protection and assistance about seventy six percent of the requested funds target the Gaza enclave multisector efforts verts will be made to deal with ongoing emergencies including rights protection and providing access to basic services for the most vulnerable while working looking towards political solutions to reduce humanitarian needs. Mr McGoldrick spelled out that it's critical. The international community strongly support support the plan and finally to Egypt where independent UN human rights experts called on Wednesday to end the arbitrary detention and ill-treatment of human rights defender Rummy. Carmel Sayyed Sally Mr Rami Come L.. WHO had documented attacks on Coptic Christian? Churches was arrested arrested questions and allegedly tortured on two occasions last month. Currently in pretrial detention Cairo. He's charged with being part of of a terrorist organization and using social media to spread false news threatening public order however neither he nor his lawyers have. I've seen any documentation relating to the charges. Both arrests coincided with the rights activists application for Swiss visa to speak at a the UN forum on minority issues in Geneva on Twenty eight and twenty nine November. Mr Rami Kamel has worked with. UN rights by these in the past regarding the forced displacement of Coptic Christians since September more than three thousand people have been arbitrarily arrested in nationwide crackdowns including including academics lawyers media representatives and prominent opposition leaders. The Independent experts asserted that no person should face intimidation harassment or reprisals of any sort for participating in or contributing to the work of the UN and human rights mechanisms. The experts have been in contact with the governments of Egypt seeking clarification on the case. Lisk Fiji U._N.. News.

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"agriculture organization" Discussed on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show

Elvis Duran and the Morning Show

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show

"Same crap hat black on the same way. Okay okay well thanks for Komo you put it out there for the only one not alone. Not Alone I think the same thing about booze. I don't drink it because it tastes good now. Never the chocolate milk taste good. I'm not going to get a buzz off of it now. You're not all right into the three things we need to know what's going on George. Zimmerman is suing Trayvon Martin's family and others who are involved in the case for one hundred million dollars she casey forgot. He was acquitted for the murder of the unarmed teen in two thousand thirteen but now says that the case against him rested rested on false evidence and has also alleging abuse of civil process and conspiracy. We'll see how this one works out. World Food prices went up sharply last month. The U the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization said that all these prices are rising dramatically especially meat and vegetable oils meet rising. Your meat is rising. It's very pricey also. The Food Price Index had a twenty six month high in November. Even though there was a drop in cereal prices good job serial killers business for a while and finally finally. This is pretty cool. And we've talked about this a little bit but North America's first real snow year round. Indoor ski slopes are open today the American Dream Mall in Jersey. I did not know. They were opening a whole ski slope though ski slopes for their earlier. Aren't they ask. Yes indoor indoor but they redid the whole thing there are three trails four lifts. There's also a non ski area if you don't snow skiing you want to go play in the snow and today Lindsey Vonn is going to be there to open so it's cool. Yeah thank you God show. Some people can't leave the house without chapstick their phone headphones but for me. It's it's all.

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News in Brief 14 October 2019

UN News

02:51 min | 1 year ago

News in Brief 14 October 2019

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations the ongoing Turkish military incursion and northeast Syria could unintentionally lead to the release of scores of people associate rated with the terrorist group is still the UN secretary general has warned Kurdish militia and their associates have been holding more than twelve thousand suspected Aycell members in prison going hungry the UN's food related agencies are shining a spotlight on the issue on Monday the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO published its annual State of food in good faith towards a peaceful solution to the pressing challenges facing the country according to a statement issued by his spokesperson the Secretary General also called on all actors waist campaign to raise awareness of the problem the study contains fresh estimates of the scale of the problem enabling a better understanding of the challenge and suggesting possible British forces considered terrorist groups by Turkey have struck a deal with the Syrian government which will allow national forces into the area the UN chief has underlined the need for is also part of the report this includes providing incentives for farmers and producers to make it cost effective for them to be more efficient and less wasteful Natalie Hutchinson

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News in Brief 18 September 2019

UN News

02:55 min | 1 year ago

News in Brief 18 September 2019

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. U N Chief Antonio Guitarist and head of the Red Cross Peter Mirror joined forces on Wednesday to call for an end to the use of explosive weapons in cities it live in Syria and the Libyan capital Tripoli out today enduring a hail of bombs and shells they said in a statement the appeal to all parties to armed conflict wants that fifty million people are affected in the world by lethal devices including those that have a wide impact area in populated zones owns citing estimates indicating that nine in ten casualties of urban warfare are civilians the UN at Red Cross chiefs also noted how clashes in the Yemeni city of Aden Aden had left at least two hundred thousand people without clean water and how wider conflict set the country's development back two decades in Iraq. They added one and a half million. Am people had been internally displaced across the country by conflict and are unable to go home in a reminder to State that twenty nineteen marks the seventieth anniversary of the Geneva Conventions which say that even wars have rules the heads of the UN and Red Cross urged countries to create mechanisms to mitigate and investigate harm to civilians and ensure accountability entity to the human rights council now where Cameroon has reaffirmed its determination to lead tireless combat against Boko Haram extremists addressing the forty seven member body in Geneva Ambassador Bella and Bella journ also noted that numerous positive steps had been taken for durable pace following clashes between english-speaking the separatists and government forces after explaining the President Paul Beers decision to hold a grand national dialogue with all sectors of Cameroonian society aim to resolve the conflict flicked the ambassador noted that there would be no impunity for those responsible for the attacks in the northwest and southwest of the country and finally more people everywhere everywhere should talk into Mediterranean style menus to counter the threat from easy to eat processed meals that can meet bad for their health and the environment you an expert said on Wednesday stay at a food and Agriculture Organization event in Italy. FAO Director-general coup Dongyue explained that traditional and indigenous eating patterns like the Mediterranean Diet often promote local produce and have a low carbon footprint with its reliance on grilled meat fish and olive oil the southern European menu has long been regarded guarded as a healthier alternative to it sometimes stodgy northern neighbors despite these benefits the Mediterranean Diet and others like it up being lost. Mr Dongyue warned amid population growth globalization and urbanize -ation with funding from the Italian government. FAO is working to promote the Mediterranean Diet in Lebanon and Tunisia the lessons learned from this project will be transferred into policies to promote the Mediterranean dot more broadly as part of the Sustainable Development Goals Twenty thirty agenda. The agency said in a statement Daniel Johnson U. N. News.

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News in Brief 11 September 2019

UN News

02:53 min | 1 year ago

News in Brief 11 September 2019

"This is the news and brief from the United Nations despite improving conditions in south Sudan more than half the country struggles to survive according to three three United Nations agencies working on the ground there a so called integrated food security phase classification update was released on Wednesday stay by the UN Children's Fund Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Programme together with the south Sudanese government it spells out that not only do acute malnutrition levels among children exceed emergency thresholds but more than six point three million people people do not know where their next meal is coming from the report estimates that ten thousand people are currently at a catastrophic level of of acute food insecurity about one point seven million at emergency level and another four point six million people are experiencing official crisis this level turning to the Middle East at the Arab Summit League the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees known as Anwar in Wa has urgently called Arab states to continue their financial and political support to Palestine refugees addressing the Council of of Arab Foreign Ministers Pierre Cry and Buell highlighted that unrest work remains vital especially without a just and lasting solution to the plight of Palestine Refugees he thanked the League for its support and asked members to maintain the same level of commitment to the UN agency Z. particularly in the run-up to the renewal of its mandate in November and finally to Mongolia where after a ten day visit is it the independent expert on foreign debt and Human Rights said that the mining sector there should play a transformer to roll for economic social and cultural Israel rights and spur human development Juan Pablo Boho Slavsky said mining activities have been associated with serious adverse human human rights impacts affecting housing health water and sanitation after visiting one mine in the Gobi desert where water consumption assumption is a major issue he encouraged conversations with local communities particularly herders to find a satisfactory solution or consider other alternative water sources the UN expert also recommended that the government established a permanent platform for involved all parties to discuss environmental claims in the mining sector for her to communities accessing water in the desert is the basis of their livelihood. Zhi stressed Liska Feeding U. N. News.

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Heroism and resilience of Somali people in face of ongoing attacks

UN News

11:36 min | 1 year ago

Heroism and resilience of Somali people in face of ongoing attacks

"Somali people have demonstrated heroism and resilience in the face of ongoing insecurity caused by senseless terrorist is to tax that's according to the u._n.'s most senior representative in the horn of africa country james swan who is the u._n. Secretary general's special representative for somalia was speaking you and headquarters in new york ahead of briefing the security council on wednesday somalia continues to be affected by insecurity caused by terrorists organizations like al-shabaab it will so struggles regularly with drought and his chronically underdeveloped. Mr swan arrived in somalia just two months ago so daniel dickinson began by scheme for his first first impressions. It's been some years since i was last in mogadishu and so overall. I've been impressed by signs of progress signs of life that i've witnessed recently coming back from meetings. I've seen young people playing football in the streets. I've seen <hes> signs of economic activity vity shops even a traffic jam which suggests that the capital is indeed <hes> coming back to life after many years of difficulty that said of course i the security situation remains a concern for all of us but especially for the somali population that has suffered over many years from senseless attacks six civilians. That's right. I mean there's almost a daily threat of attacks in mogadishu. How does that affect somalis who live there while they continue with their lives. Despite these threats they open businesses. They send their children to school. They have weddings. They care for one another. They simply have had to move on and continue with their lives and livelihoods in spite of these threats and i think it's really testimony to their resilience eh to their strength really to their heroism in the face of these senseless terrorist attacks. The mayor of mogadishu was assassinated recent. He's one of those those casualties of the civil unrest. You'd actually met him earlier. In the day you know what was he like. And what impact is that going to have on mogadishu on somalia. Well the mayor known as a engineer. Your resume was a well known political figure and leader in mogadishu and more broadly in somalia he'd he'd held number of senior ministerial and advisory portfolios in multiple governments <hes> he had spent many years abroad in the diaspora and i think he was a an example an impressive example of many somalis who have returned from abroad to help rebuild their country entry to invest their time their energy their expertise and their commitment <hes> <unk> trying to make somalia a better place he was an an example of that <hes> he will be missed but at the same time somalia's shown great strength in overcoming <hes> previous losses <hes> and from. I'm talking to those on his staff. I have no doubt that they will continue his work and seek to build on his earlier accomplishments as they move forward in the future. I i think the image that many people get from the international media is of a country in a continual political crisis. Listen to me. How far is that. There are many important political decisions that need to be made in somalia in the coming months. If national priorities <unk> are going to be achieved in two thousand twenty there are important objectives for twenty twenty <hes> including <hes> organizing national level elections including a continuing to make progress on security operations and broader security sector reform and advancing the the national development agenda including a by obtaining <hes> debt relief that would allow for predictable financing going forward. These are important priorities. He's <hes> they require a political agreement. They require a consensus among main <hes> somali leaders <hes> in order to achieve the success is that we're all hoping for in two thousand twenty so yes there's constant political debate <hes> constant political competition within somalia as within other other countries but what's most important now is that we move ahead with more consensual process <hes> leading into these key goals for twenty twenty but most levels of government still struggle to perform that basic functions. Is there any way that that's going to change in the near future. I've in fact been impressed. <hes> since my return <hes> to somalia and in the two months that i've been <hes> in country i've had the opportunity to visit <hes> all of the federal member states as well as somaliland and overall. I have been impressed by the quality and capability of <hes> the administration's astray shins that i've encountered in these different locations. I think we're seeing a many well educated. <hes> dynamic committed committed <hes> individuals increasingly young leaders who are assuming responsibilities and roles <hes> at the in the administration's both at the national channel level and at the federal member state level so they give me a great optimism really that the country is on the right path and that these individuals are we're going to make a significant further progress in being able to respond to the needs of the somali people. You've mentioned twenty twenty next year. What wysocki year it's a key year partly because of the political cycle in somalia the presidential mandate <hes> is four the years <hes> and so there is to be an election and another transition in twenty twenty or perhaps early twenty twenty one <hes> so <hes> a- as with any period or mandate in government <hes> this is a moment to try to consolidate progress and complete <hes> important goals that have been elaborated since the beginning of the president's term so among those are the importance of completing the electoral process itself this will require adoption of an electoral code before the end of this year <hes> and other technical preparations <hes> including of course identifying and funding the necessary budget twenty twenty. We'll also important for consolidating further progress on the security pretty front <hes> both in expanding on very promising operations that have been undertaken in lower shebele since the beginning of of april <hes> and that are continuing <hes> but also to ensure that other security sector improvements advance this involves not just the military police justice corrections so that <hes> the somali people can live in an environment of greater security and justice us and finally as i mentioned there is an important milestone in the national development agenda related to debt relief the government has has been working very hard on this priority it requires some further <hes> consultation and support with the legislature and with the federal member states <hes> but this would be a key benchmark of accomplishment if somalia's able to meet the requirements for debt relief in two thousand twenty darrell however if <hes> groups operating in the country i'll ship app for one which don't want that progress to be made. Well al-shabaab offers a negative suggestion data for the country's destructive agenda that is seeking to disrupt efforts by a well-meaning somalis and somali leaders to see the country advance. I think it's to the credit of the overall somali population that al-shabaab has been unsuccessful zestful in halting the progress that <hes> that we've seen in recent years and that despite the persistence of terrorist attacks six the national priorities continue to advance and we want to see them further consolidated in the coming year. What role can the u n play a in helping somalia on its path towards a better future i mean do you get the impression when you meet somali leaders that they're confident the u._n. Is doing good work. The united nations family is engaged in a wide range of programming across the full all united nations country team this includes work on women's empowerment it includes work on youth inclusion it includes outreach to civil society groups it includes humanitarian response through the world food program and the food and agriculture organization and unicef coordinated by the office of the coordinator for humanitarian affairs that includes work on cultural and educational issues and an array of other priorities. It also includes important support in the security sector notably through the u._n. Support office for somalia so i think across a wide range of issues the united nations family is contributing in close partnership with somalis. I would ed also of course the united nations assistance mission to somalia plays a role in terms of good offices and efforts is to support political and community reconciliation and to see the national political project including further democratisation <hes> move forward in the country so i think across a broad range of priorities that the somalis themselves have established. We are important contributing partners as you said. You've been working on somalia for <hes> more than a couple of decades. What's the best case outlook for four the country ten years hence. How'd you like to see somalia ten years from now. I think there's a widely shared vision that we would like to see somalia at peace in the country and with its neighbours we'd like to see it governed <hes> peaceably sibley and with stability and with significant public participation through a broadly accepted electoral process we'd like to see it on the path to sustained development <hes> with involvement not only by <hes> development partners but by an active private-sector. That's contributing to the lives and livelihoods of the somali people. I think these objectives are widely shared shared. I think we would like to see those objectives also be inclusive. Inclusive in terms of participation by women participation by young people apple seventy percent of the country is under thirty five years of age seventy percent of the population so the future is now in many ways for somalia so i think that is the objective that is shared vision that is guiding all of us as we try to work in partnership for a better somalia.

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News in Brief 7 August 2019

UN News

02:56 min | 1 year ago

News in Brief 7 August 2019

"This is the news in brief from the united nations. Mexico must begin processing and punishing those responsible for enforced disappearances an independent ended u._n. Experts declared on wednesday in response to a complaint made by a witness to an alleged incident in two thousand ten. The experts l. n. T. guja is as a member of the human rights committee a group which monitors how countries including mexico a sticking to international commitments on civil and political rights the complaint concerns a man who was taken from his car at gunpoint by police in the city of puerto rico in october twenty ten and has not been seen since according to the committee mexico committed a number of human rights violations including rights to life liberty and recognition as a person before the law the committee published his decision on the case on wednesday in which it called for a thorough rigorous impartial independent and effective investigation into into the case plans by the israeli authorities for a major expansion of settlements in the occupied west bank have been condemned by the u._n. Special special coordinator for the middle east peace process as a flagrant violation of international law nickolay mladenov said that approval for the building of some <hes> two thousand four hundred housing units has no legal effect and constitutes the effective annexation of the west bank. Mr mladenov added the plans and the chances of establishing a palestinian state based on relevant resolutions as part of a negotiated two state solution. Mr mladenov comments echo remarks made by other senior u n officials in july rosemary dicarlo the u._n.'s political and peace building chief said that israel's position on the building of housing units in settlements illegal under international law constitutes a substantial obstacle to peace and finally the pioneering spirit of the so-called green revolution that transformed agricultural production in the asia pacific region needs to be retooled out to embrace new technology and meet the increasingly complex nutritional needs in today's world the u._n.'s food and agriculture organization f._a._o. Declared on wednesday the agency's statement came during a special meeting held to commemorate thirty years of development progress made by the research foundation nation created by montcalm boo swami nathen who is recognized as one of the pioneers of sustainable development speaking at the meeting qaddafi had arisen.

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News in Brief 25 July 2019

UN News

02:29 min | 1 year ago

News in Brief 25 July 2019

"This is the news and brief from the United Nations U._N.. Secretary General Antonio Guitarist has condemned Wednesday's deadly terror attacks in Somalia that targeted the offices of the mayor of Mogadishu reportedly killing six government officials and injuring several others according to media reports the attack was carried out by a female suicide bomb and was claimed by terror group Al Chabala the mayor of Mogadishu Abdirahman. Oma Osman was one of those. Injured in the attack he is reported to be unconscious and Ju- to be flown to Turkey for treatment the new U._N.. Special Envoy to Somalia James Swan who had met the mayor at the offices earlier in the day described the bombing as a heinous attack heck that demonstrates a violent disregard for the sanctity of human life. The International Atomic Energy Agency I._R._A.. has appointed an interim chief following the death of Director General Yukiya Amano which was announced on Monday. Mr Romano who died at the age of seventy two had been ju to step down next much amid reports of an unspecified illness in a statement published on Thursday the I a stated that to ensure the orderly and smooth functioning the agency Cornel Furuta will serve as director general until a new chief seems office. Mr Fruita currently heads the I E as office of Coordination which is responsible for supporting the director general in areas such as policy. See External Relations with member states and strategy and finally Yemen and several countries in the whole of Africa region a facing increased risk of desert locust swarms threatening agricultural production during the next three months the U._n.. Food and Agriculture Organization F._A._O.. warned on Thursday the risk is being blamed on some breeding amplified by heavy rains and the F._A._O.. Says that it could affect food security and livelihoods in the country's concern.

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News in Brief 18 July 2019

UN News

04:00 min | 1 year ago

News in Brief 18 July 2019

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. Italy should rethink it stance on the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea U.. N. appointed independent rights experts have said citing with concern ongoing criminal proceedings against the captain of they vessel. He landed forty people on Italian territory last month in a joint statement on Thursday. The five experts who are appointed by member states of the Human Rights Council said that rescuing migrants in distress at sea is not a crime they highlighted the case of German airman skipper Kerala who was arrested in June after docking on the island of Lampedusa with her rescue vessel and dozens of migrants. Although a judge dismissed the charges against her she faces further hearings relating to endangering the lives of police officers. Says and facilitating illegal migration this kind of action puts the lives of thousands of migrants attempting to cross the C. At risk the experts said while also noting that the judge who released Misra Keti has herself being attacked in the media and by Interior Tyrian Minister Mateo Salvini the development follows Italy's decision last month to impose fines on vessels for every person rescued at sea and transferred to Italian territory which the rights experts said directly contravene. Italy's obligations is to respect the right to life to Myanmar now where conflict is reportedly ongoing between separatists and the country's military in Chin and raccoon states and girls as young as nine up being trafficked abroad for sex work as senior U.. N. appointed pointed independent investigators said on Thursday since January the total number of people displaced by the violence could be as high as fifty five thousand in the two States Special Rapporteur Young Hee Lee said less than two years ago more than seven hundred thousand ethnic. The hanger who are mainly Muslim driven from Raquin seeking shelter in neighboring Bangladesh in comments that followed her official visit to Thailand Malaysia Miss Lee said that she had been distressed to hear reports that very young girls and women have been traffic from northern Myanmar to neighboring countries for sex work years of conflict in northern Shan and Ketchikan have left families financially desperate making women and girls vulnerable to abuse the rights expert explained before urging the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ends or ASEAN to prioritize human rights in Myanmar and to encourage the country's authorities to do the same some at one point five million beyond my refugees now shelter in neighboring countries according to Miss Lee who said that in addition to people trafficking and smuggling thing the drug trade was a further example of deepening concerns and finally key parts of the global goals agenda linked to achieving zero hunger are off track the U._N.. Food and Agriculture Organization or F._A._O.. said on Thursday. For years since the international community agreed to seventeen sustainable development goals who's objectives include tackling food insecurity and poor nutrition F._A._O.. Says that a lack of progress is the nor in a new report the agency also warns of unsuccessful efforts to make farming sustainable as well as the long-term management of land and ocean based resources key findings from the study that covers some two hundred thirty countries include data that more than eight hundred twenty million people are going hungry hungry around the world that number has been rising for three years in a row and is back to levels seen in two thousand ten to twenty eleven F._A._O.. Says the percentage of hungry people has also slightly increased between two thousand fifteen and twenty eighteen to ten point eight percent sent among the reports other findings is the warning that sixty percent of livestock breeds are at risk of extinction in these seventy countries for which information is available examples include for Jerry cattle from Ethiopia or Bali's gambro goat according to F._A._O..

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News in Brief 16 July 2019

UN News

03:45 min | 1 year ago

News in Brief 16 July 2019

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations ahead of a key expert meeting at the U._N.. To decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and International Health Emergency U. N. CHILDREN'S FUND UNICEF warned won't that the epidemic is infecting more children than earlier outbreaks to date. There have been more than two thousand five hundred cases of infection and to nearly one thousand six hundred seventy people have died in the D._R._C. Provinces of cheery and North Kivu. Making it the worst outbreak the country has ever faced and the second largest epidemic on record. Here's at UNICEF spokesperson Marex mcaddo. This outbreak is affecting more children than previous outbreaks of Ebola as the seventh of July lie there had been seven hundred and fifty infections among children. This represents thirty one percent of total cases compared with about twenty percent in previous outbreaks. Meanwhile the World Health Organization confirmed that an emergency meeting on the outbreak. DOC will take place on Wednesday afternoon in Geneva. The aim of the encounter is for D._R._C. Representatives you in health experts and partners to decide whether the situation warrants declaring an international emergency. This is the fourth time the emergency panel will I'll have met during the current outbreak and it follows confirmation that the disease has been identified in Goma a city of two million people on the border with Rwanda obesity among populations of Small Island Developing States is a health emergency see made worse by climate change the U._N.. Food and Agriculture Organization or F._A._O.. said on Tuesday according to the agency one in two adults is obese in many small island communities in Polynesia and Micronesia while on average. Rich obesity levels in people from small island states are sixty percent higher than elsewhere citing climate change as a key factor in degraded land and Ocean Resources F._A._O.. Believes that this has led to dependence on imported foods that are ultra high in salt salt sugar and fat and extremely high levels of overweight and obesity speaking at the one thousand nine hundred nine high level political forum in New York F._A._O.. Director General Jose Graziano da Silva also noted that paradoxically levels. Of Hunger or undernourishment are also higher in these small island states than globally to address both hunger and obesity in small island nations. Mr Graziani Dasilva said the one way they could do this was by making better use of marine resources by tackling tackling illegal unreported and unregulated fishing and finally to Yemen where the U N has announced that a deal has been reached with both parties at war over the key red seaport of data in a statement the U._N.. said that it had brought together. Gather delegations from the government of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Hootie opponents on board a vessel on the high seas offer data. This was their first face-to-face meeting since February the U._N.. Statement continued adding that deep belligerence took stock of their earlier agreements on the redeployment of forces from her data. They also agreed on new measures to reinforce a ceasefire and de escalation which is to be put in place as soon as possible by the United Nations Mission to support the HIDETO agreement after more than four years of war. Yemen is in the grip of a humanitarian disaster with millions facing famine in a related development the U. N. special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths has continued to push for an end to the conflict after flying to the.

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WFP, South Korea And UN discussed on UN News

UN News

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

WFP, South Korea And UN discussed on UN News

"South Korea has sent a landmark donation of fifty thousand metric tons of rice and four point five million US dollars in cash to support the north. Korean people who've been hit hard by droughts, and poor harvests, the UN World Food, Programme WFP thanked South Korea for its donation on Wednesday and pointed out that the north needs at least three hundred thousand metric tons of food valued at around two hundred seventy five million US dollars to meet the country's humanitarian needs a food security assessment released jointly by the WFP and UN's food, and Agriculture Organization, or FAO in may found that food production in two thousand eighteen had dropped dramatically putting ten point one million people at risk from severe food shortages over the coming months.

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Cheese and pork drive food prices higher in 2019 - FAO

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00:46 sec | 1 year ago

Cheese and pork drive food prices higher in 2019 - FAO

"Every month this year, global food prices have increased primarily due to adverse weather conditions. Driving up the cost of cheese in the maze. The UN food and Agriculture Organization or FAO said, on Thursday. The information is contained within the latest FAO food price index which tracks the international prices of the principal food, commodities, it showed a one point two percent increase between April, and may with millions of pigs called in Asia, due to African swine fever the pig meat index is up but other major foodstuffs saw a dip in price reduced demand for bio fuels and prospects of increased output in India. So a full in sugar prices and a client in palm oil has contributed to a drop in the overall cost of vegetable oil

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"agriculture organization" Discussed on UN News

UN News

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on UN News

"This is a nickel moves with you and use basic rules, such as keeping your hands clean and cooking food slowly contributes to food safety, but when someone is leaving in place with poor sanitation, or where food insecurity is a reality. It's hard to make good choices. That's according to David Marseille communications specialists that to food and Agriculture Organization or FAO every year worldwide for one hundred twenty thousand people die in six hundred million people fall ill as a result of food contaminated with Tiriac, viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals. Speaking to FAO star lotto Llamas, Mr. Marseille highlighted how climate change and the lack of water will make more people move to cities in consequently changed their lives in diets Mera, some extreme examples in my time working and dealing with food safety. You hear people telling stories of being able to detect the remnants of China bell embarrassed there are videos on YouTube of plastic apparently appearing. Being in rice. And there are even been cases of one food pretending to be another food so unscrupulous restaurant in some parts of the world might sell you something rather expensive, but actually something very very cheap. But I, but I would stress that these are extreme cases food safety is about falling. Very very simple simple rules to make sure that you don't catch bacteria or viruses or parasites or again going back to my own country in the UK something for mad cow disease. It's just I've never really thought about this in such detail when I buy food from the supermarket I trust that it's safe. I assume this checks and balances in place to ensure that what ends up on.

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"agriculture organization" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on Here & Now

"North Korea's top diplomat in Italy and his wife have disappeared from the embassy in Rome, a reportedly seeking asylum in the west this is according to south green intelligence officials briefed lawmakers the BBC's James Reynolds is in Rome and James what do you know about when North Korea's acting Basseterre chose chosen Gil vanished? And where he might be. The reports getting stressed these reports first one's coming from salsa. Jess that he was lost scene at the end of November. So at least five weeks ago, those reports also say that he has requested asylum. We've put that to the Italian foreign ministry, and it has replied by saying it's not a wet of any asylum requests from him. So the moment we simply cannot answer the question where is he? So is there any reason than to believe that something more sinister might be going on that he could have been kidnapped or killed or any other option there, certainly no reports coming out from so from South Korea about that in barren mind, those news papers in so course, extremely well. Connected with this kind of story, and the fact that they haven't broke a run any of those stories ten suggest perhaps that's not necessarily what thinking, but nevertheless, it is a very interesting question. There is a forty eight year old man. And his wife. He has been the acting. I'm Bassett to Italy, a pretty senior role a role right to the heart of the west a role in which he would have had to deal with the UN's food and Agriculture Organization vice link given North Korea's. Unreliable food supplies..

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"agriculture organization" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on Here & Now

"North Korea's top diplomat in Italy and his wife have disappeared from the embassy in Rome and are reportedly seeking asylum in the west this is according to South Korean intelligence officials who briefed lawmakers the BBC's James Reynolds is in Rome and James what do you know about when North Korea's acting embassador chosen Gil vanished? And where he might be the reports were getting Australia. These reports the first ones coming from Seoul's suggest that he was lost scene at the end of November. So at least five weeks ago, those reports also say that he has requested asylum. We've put that to the Italian foreign ministry, and it has replied by saying it's not aware of any asylum requests from him. So the moment we simply cannot answer the question where is he? So is there any reason than to believe that something more sinister might be going on that he could have been kidnapped or killed or? Any other option? There's certainly no reports coming out from so from South Korea about that in bear in mind, those news papers in so, of course, extremely well. Connected with this kind of story, and the fact that they haven't broke us or run any of those stories tends to suggest perhaps that's not necessarily well that thinking, but nevertheless, it is a very interesting question. There is a forty eight year old man, and his wife, he has been the acting embassador to Italy, a pretty senior role a role right to the heart of the west a role in which he would have had to deal with the UN's food and Agriculture Organization Avital linked given North Korea's. Unreliable food supplies..

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"agriculture organization" Discussed on Ologies

Ologies

03:45 min | 2 years ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on Ologies

"I think he told me that in two thousand seven and I came home without doing it. But I had also gotten malaria in two thousand seven so I was like I was a little scared of insect borne illnesses. I didn't feel like eating termite. And it was just that's just my justifications and post rationale. I just didn't want to termite. And you know, I made an excuse to Joe to pass though. So in two thousand eight I was not allowed to come home without malaria. I a one termite off the like stick straight out of the mound bit it right away. And just tasted like dirt. You know? I was all like squeamish like, oh, it's gonna be it tastes like dirt. Because there's probably more dirt than term. I really it wasn't until two thousand fourteen I'd say that I've started eating bugs. Oh, so relatively recently. Took you other like six years to really be like, okay? All right of studying it. Yeah. It so I was totally just studying for academic purposes. You know, like this was not something I thought was going to save the world. And and in doing, you know, fortunately, you know, time in my dissertation. I had the internet. I could Google things and I would Google edible insects or edible termites. And I would see things come up. About people who are saying insects where a sustainable future of the food, but all of the kind of clips and every we're kind of. Facetious almost like it was a lot of times like somebody who was serious about it. But then the reporter was kind of mocking it. So that was sort of my first introduction into it. And so, of course, like, the reporter was telling me, these people are crazy. So of course, I thought they were crazy. And so I never really gave much more thought to it. And then in two thousand thirteen the UN food and Agriculture Organization came out with a big statement saying like detailing the benefits of insects is food saying if we need to feed this growing population the ten billion that we're supposed to have by twenty fifty we need to start rethinking food. And so they offered insects as a as an option, and it got a lot of media attention. And I was at that time already preparing my book, I was in talks with editors about a book on edible, insects and human evolution. I was just going to kind of reconstruct the insect portion of hominy diets, and I was really going to focus on the female forager in hominids. And then this UN statement came out, and I was like, oh, well that I can now frame this. I can now. This now matters like and it came out, and I saw also on the statement that there wasn't a social scientist. So it was Tamala gist agricultural scientists and people at work for the UN and wonderful, amazing smart people. But there was very little appreciation to kind of like the cultural sensitivities of this in. Why don't we bugs here, and that's that's really rooted in a deep colonial history. And and so I realized that there was a I knew a lot about out of sex. I was an anthropologist. I had a lot I could offer this conversation. And so I stepped up, and I started going to conferences, and I started reaching out to these people I hosted my own conference. I brought everybody to Detroit and 2016 for the first US-based conference dedicated entirely to insects as food so quick ascites some seminars at last year's insects as food conference include ethics for insect eaters. Eating insects in western culture, a unique approach and my favorite one that I would very much like to crash in the future. Quote. What's hopping impact of edible? Cricket consumption. On gut microbiome in healthy adults a double blind randomized crossover trial, if you ever lament that Americans only care about scandalous tweets and cable programs featuring cafe it's over trays of champagne just remember somewhere..

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"agriculture organization" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

03:31 min | 2 years ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Of a break in between storm systems for today across the bay area. But we are tracking our second storm system that will bring the rain I for the north bay this afternoon it spreads across the rest of the bay area this evening, and then rain off and on for your Friday. So in a locations low to mid sixties there so right around where we should be for this time of year, low sixty s for the bay and upper fifty s along the coast temperatures tomorrow very similar to today. But again, we are looking at a wet Friday ahead. Just in time for the weekend. We dry out with partly sunny. Sky's looking great Saturday and Sunday mostly sunny on Monday there and our next chance for rain. It will be next Tuesday. I'm meteorologist Mary Lee with their KPI x five in KCBS forecast. Mary and traffic and weather together on the eighth and all news one zero six nine AM seven forty KCBS KCBS news time eleven twenty. Well, most Americans look forward to thanksgiving meal with tons of options and enough food for seconds. Maybe thirds but much of the extra food will go to waste, according to the food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations trillions of dollars worth of food goes to waste every year tossing out thanksgiving leftovers could mean contributing to global crisis and for more on this. Let's turn to the KCBS ring central Newsline and talk with our own KCBS, food and wine editor Narsey, David D'Arcy. Happy thanksgiving to you first of all, John. Good morning, happy thanksgiving you, and I just want to give a special thanks to the meteorologist for having cleared up. The weather the rain last night to clear the air this morning. The sun is blue. I mean, the blue and the sun is there. Just wonderful something about blue skies and clouds are actually white instead of some share of yellow or Brown. All right. Let's talk about this food waste worry that we have. And we we let go of a lot of food that never gets consumed. What's the situation really a shame? And there's no need for it. If people would just spend a minute to think about it. You can make some of the best soup in the world with a Turkey carcass? And they throw all the bits and pieces that are leftover a bone and skin and so forth. Don't worry about the fat. Because after it simmers all night long driveway. Put it in a pot with whatever trimmings, you have onions or a few clubs garlic a little bit of spice. I use pickling spice because at one container gives you a lot of different flavors all the same time cover it with water. Bring it to a boil drop it to the lowest simmer pulled it on it. Let it sit overnight. Once you strain that and put the Bronx in their refrigerator. The fat rises to the top and congeals. So it's very easy to skim. It off don't throw away the fatty part or the skin in the first place because that's relevant flavor comes from now that stock can be frozen or you could make a soup for dinner the next day. It's just wonderful as a base. I think probably the thing. That's toughest to deal with his leftover stuffing the meat itself. Obviously, you could do all kinds of things west how about using the stuffing as a base for a sort of modified vegetarian lunch with a poached egg on top or how about putting stuffing into a red bell pepper that you'll hollowed out and bake it use some of that same sausage leftover from the Turkey, if you have cranberry leftover, particularly if it's one of those course cranberry sauce is that has a lot of berries in it. Put the whole thing out of pot back on the stove. Add a little more sugar and his estimate lemon and boil it down and make it into enter cranberry jam. It's absolutely delicious stuff. It doesn't have to be limited to just having it with turkeys every household needs..

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"agriculture organization" Discussed on WDRC

WDRC

04:01 min | 2 years ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on WDRC

"Contact with the World Health Organization, you win and firemen program and the food and Agriculture Organization have all been disasters. They're highly politicized anti-corporate. They tend to be anti-american anti-scientific. And the programs. Not surprisingly, don't work. What what do you think it would take to change that organization because I know that the original league of nations that then morphed into or was that idea was discarded, and they went with the United Nations. I've never been that impressed by because they talk about him as a peacekeeping organization, but one that can only work if both countries invite them in and then they've invented this slew of other agencies as you say World Health Organization. Maybe sounds good on paper because disease spreads disease travels across national lines. And of course, drugs travel across national lines and threats from the environment may travel across international lines. But, but as you say, the W H O ends up being used as a political toy by an awful lot of countries that don't like the United States, even though the United States foots most of the Bill for all of that stuff. Well, also, I mean, there are a number of reasons, and as you know, I've written about how the the UN has in its DNA various flaws but ensure that it's going to fail, but you know, some of the things they do are really quite incredible. So they had a UN Human Rights Council and. They decided they were going to do a report on on agriculture on what what we need to do. In agriculture only, the UN couldn't can do reports on once needed to feed the world needed to advance agriculture and never mentioned advances in genetics. It. It's it's like doing a report on space exploration. Not mentioning rockets. So the the Human Rights Council appointed a special rapporteur so-called to do to report. And this is a woman woman lawyer Turkish by birth who. Has cited works that claim that the nine eleven attacks were orchestrated by the US government to justify its war on Muslims. And her position on food reflects the same kind of paranoid, anti American anti-corporate mindset. And so why should we support any work in his ation picks people like this to do? What's what should be serious scholarship, especially under the auspices of the Human Rights Council of all things. Over, you know, in recent years that organization the UN is actually picked countries that have horrible or horrific human rights records to be involved in and even share the human rights commission. I wanted to go back to the GMO issue, though, does the UN take that position of ignoring all these advances simply because a lot of the European countries have taken positions against them because doc over the years at you, and I have talked. We've talked a lot about how GMO plans could be used in places like Africa that has weather problems, and and, you know, dryness problems drought problems, and we could actually address a lot of the problems of a an entire continent. That has a tough time feeding itself that arguably could be feeding much of the world if they were allowed to have really good agriculture, including GMO where they can bring in you know, a lot of mechanized help for their farming. But there are still ways to do it. You know, without using a lot of the mechanized help if they could use the. GMO help on the kind of plants that grow..

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"agriculture organization" Discussed on WDRC

WDRC

02:18 min | 2 years ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on WDRC

"Well, it's the reason that I think they adopt. These policies is the Asian is that the people who run them barriers programs like f f food and Agriculture Organization and the Environment Program are generally anti science, an anti technology and anti-corporate and the the people under them who are generally, permanent, UNM employees from various countries are are not highly expert at what they do. And and they're not just very smart in general, which is one of the the systematic flaws of the UN, and so there's really no impetus anywhere to buck people at the top who don't like GMO's who don't like agricultural chemicals, who certainly don't like the companies that produce these products and. Who keep who keep advocating for things like agroecology, that's a buzz word at the UN. And look that means basically is nineteenth century agriculture that they think is is more amenable to to poorer countries. But that's what poorer countries do now because they don't have a choice. They need to come into the twenty first century and to adopt modern techniques to improve food security and improve farmer's incomes. But there's this entrenched backwardness in so many areas of the UN, but you asked what we can do about it when she was secretary of state Condie rice suggested an alternative to the UN a consortium of developed western democracies? Yeah. That would be enlightened and we'd be educated. And we'd be evidence based and I really think that that's the answer not alpha triple because of its intrinsic clause couldn't agree with you more. Dr Henry Miller is senior fellow at the Pacific research institute dot thanks very much of the time tonight. My next guest has a strategy for Republicans to serve right over that Blue Wave that might be coming in November and its first amendment.

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"agriculture organization" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on AP News

"While it's still, being investigated during the concert a public address announcement told the audience the show was over and the band did not return for an expected, encore security guards then told Everyone to evacuate the band on Twitter thanked fans. For their understanding heavy rain triggered flash flooding in areas along the east coast, including, Pennsylvania and as a. Ps Julia Walker reports the forecast. Calls for, more as water rushed down. The streets rescue teams were dispatched. Across the state to save people from cars homes and other flooded areas with central and eastern Pennsylvania being hit the hardest even a police, officer has to be rescued after he gets stuck in a sewer national weather service meteorologist Barry Lambert says people need. To watch out for flash flooding. Flooding is one of the biggest, killers as far as the weather event occurs in it can actually. Happen very fast, Lambert says while the rain will continue it does taper off but then is expected to pick up again Thursday. Into Friday I'm Julie Walker Octopus is becoming a victim of its own popularity whether it's spiced in the Spanish style, all sliced is Japanese sesame, octopus prices have about doubled in the past two years g, to a, global boom in appetite, for the mollusc this year has been hard with low catches in major producing. Countries like Morocco and Spain the price of a regular size locally called octopus has risen from about seven-year-olds to fourteen euros per kilogram the price. Is typically somewhat higher in other countries like the US the don't specialize in its, fishing the food and. Agriculture Organization say, prices are expected to continue to grow as demont has risen in all major markets meanwhile catches have been limited even in the. Biggest producing countries Morocco or Tanya. And Mexico, some scientists in Japan and, Spain a working on, techniques to form octopus but they're not yet ready for commercial. Purposes when posting On most job, sites you.

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"agriculture organization" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:18 min | 2 years ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on AP News

"Spanish style all sliced, is Japanese session me octopus prices of about doubled in the past. Two years g, to a global boom in appetite for the mollusc this has been hard with Loa catches in major producing countries like Morocco and Spain the. Price of a regular size locally called octopus has risen from about seven years, to fourteen euros per kilogram the price. Is typically somewhat higher in other countries like the US that. Don't specialize In its fishing the food and. Agriculture Organization say prices are expected to continue to grow as demont has risen in all major markets meanwhile catches. Have been limited even in the biggest producing countries Morocco or a Tena and Mexico Some scientists. In Japan Spain working on techniques to form octopus but they're, not, yet ready for commercial purposes A British fashion models been convicted of murdering a more successful rival after a social. Media fuel dispute a jury, found George code guilty Monday of stabbing Harry's Zucca through the heart outsiders though 'cause London home, who's okay who's the Indian rupee fell to an all-time low. Against the US dollar on Tuesday amid worries turkeys growing financial. Crisis could spread to other developing world economies the ruby, reached seventy point one to the, dollar earlier. Tuesday the ruby ended the day at sixty nine point nine. Three per dollar down one point six percent it was the. Currencies biggest one day. Drop in, five years the rupees lost about eight percent of its value this year in the economic. Affairs secretary says there's, nothing at this stage to worry about, and that the dip resulted from external factors Hi I'm Ralph Rousseau AP college football writer and host. Of the AP top twenty five college football podcast available on. Apple podcasts and podcasts. One while, there be sure to subscribe and review that's the AP top twenty five college football podcast AP. Radio, news I'm Jacky Quin election.

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"agriculture organization" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"agriculture organization" Discussed on Here & Now

"So you know food and agriculture organizations that are coowned by farmers or other members so what's the problem with that like i've got a club down the street from me it's pretty good but essentially this gives farmers a huge tax cut possibly making some of the largest firms in america completely taxfree and just as importantly it's destructive for any agricultural business that's not a coop because the provision was only put in for sales to coops and so you have a lot of people in the agriculture business that are essentially saying you can't do this you are pretty you're you're taking you're you're making some farms completely taxfree and also you are disadvantage ing every agricultural business that is not a coop and so we need to fix the law now the problem with fixing the law according to the reporting on this is that any corrected legislation would have to go through congress and get support of democrats uh you right dare thompson that aside from some of these smaller issues the narrative about the tax cut is unraveling what do you mean by that so i think republicans like paul ryan marketed this law is principally a middleclass tax cut end with democrats and liberals said back in november and december of last year's they said look this is a 10year law were the middle class does get tax cuts at first but those taxes tax cuts get smaller of the thai over time in the benefits to corporations are permanent and in the weeks after the law passed if you recall there was this bonanza of bonuses that made it seem like the republican narrative was absolutely right that this tax cut was flowing directly to workers but now with a bit of perspective it seems like the liberal prediction is coming true ahead of time uh the key stat here is that stock buybacks in the first six weeks of the year were twenty eight times larger than the total value of end of year bonuses credited to this bill so essentially what you're seeing is that yes there are some middle class tax cuts that we're seeing and you know we shouldn't liar or fudge about those but at the same time the benefits to corporations.