Food and Agriculture Organization

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Food and Agriculture Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations that strives to improve agricultural productivity, raise levels of nutrition, and better the living conditions of rural populations. It is also responsible for setting the values associated with the Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intake (PTWI). Also called
FAO. See also Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intake.
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Food and Agriculture Organization, World Organisation for Animal Health, and the World Health Organization.
CONTACT: Food and Agriculture Organization, (011) 39.
A decade ago, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization calculated that the forests encircling Earth's waistline were vanishing at a rate of 11.
Singh, who coordinates the 1990 Forest Resources Assessment for the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome.
Adobe is pleased to partner with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to fight hunger worldwide," said Bruce Chizen, Adobe president and CEO.
Founded in 1945, the Food and Agriculture Organization is the largest specialized agency in the United Nations system and the lead agency for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development.
Most recently, AFIA joined, with other food and agriculture organizations in a series of briefings for staff on Capitol Hill.
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