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New York Times

26 March 2015
An Unsettling Complicity
It’s not a coincidence that Angola is a center for malnutrition and child mortality as well as rampant corruption.
19 March 2015
New Global Fund to Help Countries Defend Smoking Laws
Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said the fund would help countries fend off challenges from tobacco companies.
19 March 2015
Deadliest Country for Kids
Oil and diamonds give Angola a wealth that is rare in sub-Saharan Africa, yet it has the highest rate of under-5 child mortality in the world.
13 March 2015
From the Gates Foundation, Direct Investment, Not Just Grants
The philanthropic giant is deploying funds and influence into for-profit companies with bright ideas, instead of focusing only on grants to nonprofits.
11 March 2015
Getting the Whole World Online
Most of the world’s 7.2 billion people still do not have Internet access, but there is a lot that governments can do to make sure their citizens are not left in the dark.

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FAO Newsroom

26 March 2015
FAO Council finds historic consensus on work programme and budget
The budget recommended by the Council for full delivery of FAO's programme of work for 2016-2017 amounts to $1,035.7 million dollars. The recommended programme of work and budget level will be presented for formal approval by all members in June at the FAO Conference, the highest governing body of the Organization.
23 March 2015
Saving our soils
Soil is a finite resource, meaning its loss and degradation is not recoverable within a human lifespan. As a core component of land resources, agricultural development and ecological sustainability, soil is the basis for food, feed, fuel and fibre production and for many critical ecosystem services.
23 March 2015
FAO aims to increase funds for nutrition and climate change
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva expressed hope that FAO's member countries would reach consensus this week on the agency's programme of work and budget prior to formal approval by the entire membership at the FAO Conference in June. The budget proposed for FAO's programme of work for 2016-2017 is $1.044 billion dollars.
22 March 2015
Crisis–stricken farmers need urgent help to plant in the Central African Republic
Farmers in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of seeds and tools for the upcoming planting season in April to prevent further deterioration of the livelihoods of vulnerable populations in the conflict-stricken country, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.
20 March 2015
Vanuatu: Early reports suggest vast majority of crops destroyed
Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the main food and export crops, livestock, and fisheries infrastructure, FAO said today.

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