Food and Agriculture Organization

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Food and Agriculture Organization,

n.pr 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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BEIRUT: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Agriculture Ministry are jointly working together to help bolster food security policies in Lebanon, a statement by the organization said Tuesday.
BEIRUT: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations launched Monday a honey production project in the Keserwan district.
However, in 2003 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, WHO, and the World Organisation for Animal Health jointly hosted a workshop with a panel of experts to scientifically assess resistance risks related to nonhuman use of antimicrobial drugs (9).
International funding agency members include the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank Group.
It is recognized as a Center of Excellence on such matters by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
The Africa Stockpiles Project is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund and Pesticide Action Network UK that is now being developed by a strategic partnership consisting of African regional organizations (the African Union, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank, and Pesticide Action Network Africa), United Nations agencies (the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the Secretariat of the Basel Convention), the World Bank, and the industry association CropLife International.
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