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IFAD works to improve food security for Tanzanian farmers
Cross-dressing FAO executive expelled from Maghreb
ALGIERS – An FAO Representative has left his post in a north African capital after the UN agency executive was found by local police wearing women’s clothing dur
$17 billion pledged as African countries commit to double agricultural productivity
Much married FAO executive puzzles African officials
KHARTOUM – A fun-loving FAO representative in one of the largest countries in Africa has as many as three wives but surprised staff by embarking on a further rom
Southern Madagascar on brink of famine
Conflict in Mozambique pushes thousands into hunger
WFP steps up work fighting rising hunger in Myanmar
WFP to provide school meals in Venezuela
UN security officer issues 'death threat' to Italian Insider'
ROME – A UN security officer working for FAO has defended his Italian boss against charges of cronyism and issued a thinly-veiled death threat against Italian Insider, saying on Twitter that an ar
Diplomats up in arms over besieged FAO 'Wuhan on Tiber'
ROME – Western diplomats are outraged that FAO DG Qu Dongyu has turned the UN agency, as foreign envoys see it, into a small-scale “Wuhan on the Tiber” using Covid to continue to prohibit diplomat
Building resilient communities top priority for WFP
Cindy McCain, Gardner tipped for Rome embassy posts
ROME -- The widow of Senator John McCain, from Arizona, is under consideration for appointment by the Biden administration as US Ambassador to the FAO and WFP, d
Conflict raises hunger by a third across West Africa
FAO security chiefs 'won't take English calls'
ROME – At least two of five FAO security guard team leaders promoted by the ambitious former Carabinieri colonel in charge of securing the sensitive UN agency cannot speak English and would be una
Exclusive: Croneyism 'jeopardises staff security at FAO HQ'
ROME -- Experienced security guards at the FAO with firearms and language training are being passed over for promotion by the UN agency's management services dir
French FAO kingpin under fire for 'gerontocratic court'
ROME – The resilient French FAO Deputy Director General, Laurent Thomas, has come under fire from diplomats and staff associations at the UN agency for creating
Scale of hunger in Congo 'staggering', warns UN
Veteran FAO fixer's legacy may booby trap EU
ROME – Fierce competition has erupted for the position of independent chairman of the FAO Council to be elected by the upcoming 2021 plenary Conference of the po
Western bid to curb electoral chicanery at FAO rebuffed
ROME – A move by Western countries to curtail the powers of Director General Qu DongYu at the next plenary Conference jamboree of the UN agency has failed, dipl
Diplomats starved of news as FAO Conference approaches
ROME – Diplomats and spooks of key FAO member countries, starved of informal information, have been holding inconclusive meetings on the future of the UN agency prior to formal meetings leading up
WFP provides urgent aid after clashes in Mozambique
Exclusive: China 'using FAO as Trojan horse' against Taiwan
ROME – The arrival in Beijing of American educated Honduran national Carlos Watson as the new FAO Representative in China has reinforced fears among Western diplomats that FAO Director General Qu
FAO security chief promotion 'fuels resentment'
ROME – The head of security at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Piergiorgio Trentinaglia, has blocked the UN agency’s 52 security guards from futu
Murdered envoy Attanasio ‘left to destiny’ by Italy, UN source says
ROME – The Italian Ambassador assassinated in the Congo while, riding in a WFP convoy had asked the Italian Foreign Ministry in Rome for more protection but the