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Opportunities for students and young graduates | FAO | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Opportunities for students and young graduates | FAO | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Are you a young, dynamic, skillful person willing to work in an international environment?Are you interested in contributing your time towards a good cause?Do you have an academic interest in the mandate and subjects of the Organization?Are you enrolled in university or hold an advanced university degree in a field relevant to the work of FAO?Do you have fluent knowledge of one or more UN Official Languages and additional knowledge of another UN language?If the answer to all of the above questions is  “Yes”, then consider FAO opportunities for students/recent graduates and young professionals


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John Bostock's curator insight, September 26, 2014 1:30 PM

If you have recently graduated in aquaculture, fisheries or related aquatic resources and are interested in the work of FAO, check out current internship and other employment opportunities.

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FAO's role in the development of edible insect programmes / Edible forest insects

FAO's role in the development of edible insect programmes / Edible forest insects | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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Ana C. Day's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:44 AM

Improving nutrition


There are numerous studies about the nutritional value of insects. Sometimes they are difficult to compare because of lack of standardized methodologies. Also the many edible species all differ in nutritional value. Even the chemical composition of related species may vary as it often depends on the plant they feed on, so it is location specific. However, some generalizations can be made. The protein content is comparable to that of conventional meat. The essential amino acids are often present, but the protein quality of each insect should be considered in relation to the dietary staple. The fibre content (chitin from the exoskeleton) is higher than in conventional meat but comparable to that of cereal grains. All food insects are a significant source of short chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, a good source of iron, calcium and B vitamins. In general as a food group, insects are nutritious, rich in protein and fat, providing ample quantities of minerals and vitamins. The amino-acid composition is in most cases better than that of grains and legumes.

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Overview of new FAO knowledge on adaptation and mitigation option

Food Security and Climate Change Ways forward for strengthening resilience and building synergies between adaptation and mitigation Overview of new FAO knowledg

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FAO pushes for insect farming and consumption

FAO pushes for insect farming and consumption | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The world is serious about this stuff. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation), a UN body, is promoting the enterprise. Recently (23-25 January, 2012), FAO held a consultative forum on edible insec...

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Ana C. Day's curator insight, January 12, 2013 9:31 AM

"Insects are rich in proteins, minerals and omega 3 fats according to a report published by the Baobab journal.*