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Radical shift in agriculture critical to making future food systems smarter, more efficient

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva  at the Global Forum for Food in Berlin19 January 2015 – Climate change and increasing competition for natural resources have essentially rendered the agriculture model of the past 40 years unsustainable, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has stressed, calling for a ‘paradigm shift’ in food production.


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UN agency stresses need for genetic diversity in agriculture to combat climate change

A crop of sorghum in Uruguay19 January 2015 – Knowledge of agricultural genetic resources needs to grow more quickly because of the critical role they have to play in feeding the world as climate change advances faster than expected, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).


UN agency, Africa Cup tournament kick off campaign rallying support to end hunger

Footballist16 January 2015 – A United Nations-supported video campaign to fight hunger in Africa will feature at the matches throughout the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, starting 17 January, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today.


Pope Francis urges concrete action in global nutrition challenge at UN conference in Rome

Pope Francis20 November 2014 – Pope Francis today urged leaders attending a United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) nutrition conference in Rome to view food and nutrition and the environment as global public issues at a time when nations are more tightly linked with each other than ever before.


At global food conference, UN officials sound the call for better global nutrition

Global Food Conference19 November 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon observed that while “a great deal of progress” had been made since his Zero Hunger Challenge was first issued, the world needed to “redouble” its efforts in eliminating hunger and improving nutrition.”


Myanmar launches National Zero Hunger Challenge

Flag of Myanmar17 November 2014 – The United Nations and Myanmar’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MoAI), with the support by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), have marked this year’s World Food Day with the launch of a major initiative to eradicate hunger.


UN, MasterCard join forces to launch online donation platform in Italy

Girls at school6 November 2014 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), MasterCard and the Italian postal service are launching the world’s first online donation platform that will allow Italians to automatically make micro-donations to support school meal projects in developing countries every time they use their card.


Project Laser Beam aims for Zero Hunger

Project Laser Beam3 November 2014 – UN and public agencies, governments and the private sector are increasingly entering into public-private partnerships to develop new ways of addressing old problems like hunger. One example is Project Laser Beam, a five-year, multi-million dollar initiative to turn the tide on child undernutrition.


UN agencies launch new joint initiative targeting elimination of global food waste

Grains24 October 2014 - The world wastes enough food to feed an estimated two billion people, the United Nations said today as its three Rome-based food agencies announced the launch of a digital platform designed to take aim at the growing problem of "food loss."


Knorr and WFP partner for Zero Hunger on World Food Day

school children14 October 2014 - On World Food Day, Knorr will donate one million nutritious meals to school children around the world.



Lauding global success in fighting hunger, Ban urges sustained commitment

MDG Goal 1

25 September 2014 – Despite a rising global population and the perilous effects of climate change, the goal of eliminating hunger around the world remains within reach, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.





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