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Myanmar risks food shortage, funds inadequate - UN


Floods in Myanmar caused by heavy monsoon rains and a cyclone have destroyed crops and killed livestock and will cause food shortages if aid is not provided, though funding so far is inadequate, FAO said. 'Now that the water is receding, we need to act swiftly to help rural communities get back on their feet, providing them with seeds, equipment and other support they need', Bui Thi Lan, the FAO representative in Myanmar said...

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    'The report considers human, organizational and technical factors and aims to provide an understanding of what happened, and why, so that the necessary lessons learned can be acted upon by governments, regulators and nuclear power plant operators throughout the world,' IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said in his foreword to the report...

  • Eight countries to sharpen long-term climate change adaptation strategies

    FAO Headquarters

    'Our food security in the decades to come depends on our collective ability to innovate and adapt to climate change. Therefore, FAO and UNDP have joined forces to support partner countries to integrate agriculture into National Adaptation Planning (NAP) processes,' said Adriana Dinu, Executive Coordinator UNDP Global Environment Finance Unit...

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