Hunger and food security

1204, 2017

Guidelines on keeping illegally caught fish from global supply chains near ‘finish line’ – UN agency

April 12th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News, Oceans|

A push to establish internationally-agreed standards to keep illegally caught fish off store-shelves and consumers' plates has taken an important step forward, the United Nations agricultural agency, said today as a measure aiming to create a “gold standard” for catch documentation nears the finish line.

612, 2016

Countries urged to prioritize protection of pollinators to ensure food security at UN Biodiversity Conference

December 6th, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, Hunger and food security, News|

312, 2016

UN honours activists from India, Mexico and Russia for work on biodiversity protection

December 3rd, 2016|Climate change, Economic growth, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Hunger and food security, News, Oceans, Poverty|

The United Nations today paid tribute to three activists who were awarded a top prize for biodiversity protection.

1611, 2016

FAO calls for giant research leap to rein in farm-driven antimicrobial resistance

November 16th, 2016|Health, Hunger and food security, News|

Report says there is mounting evidence that food systems may be major conduits of AMR.

911, 2016

Report: Small farmers can earn big returns by investing in climate adaptation

November 9th, 2016|Climate change, Economic growth, Hunger and food security, News|

IFAD report shows that for every dollar invested through its Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), farmers could earn a return of between $1.40 and $2.60 over a 20 year period by applying climate change adaptation practices.

1710, 2016

Agriculture must adopt climate-smart practices to better help poverty reduction – UN report

October 17th, 2016|Climate change, Hunger and food security, News, Poverty|

17 October 2016 – The rapid transformation of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, such as adopting climate-smart practices, particularly to curb greenhouse gas emissions, is critical for hunger and poverty reduction, the United Nations agriculture agency said today in a new report.

“There is no doubt climate change affects food security,” […]

1807, 2016

New UN report links farming, forestry and improved food security

July 18th, 2016|Hunger and food security, News|

Agriculture and forestry can improve food security, according to a new United Nations report released today, at the start of World Forest Week.

1107, 2016

UN food relief agency launches innovation project to spur progress towards ending hunger by 2030

July 11th, 2016|Hunger and food security, News, Poverty|

The United Nations food relief agency launched today an initiative to identify and nurture new technologies and business models which will contribute to the global goal of ending hunger by 2030.

807, 2016

‘Monster’ El Niño subsides but impact on children set to worsen as disease, malnutrition spread – UNICEF

July 8th, 2016|Climate change, Health, Hunger and food security, News|

While the 2015-2016 El Niño – one of the strongest on record – has ended, its devastating impact on children is worsening, as hunger, malnutrition and disease continue to increase following the severe droughts and floods spawned by the event, a new report from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) revealed today.

707, 2016

Global food prices rose in June; wheat harvest outlook robust – UN agency

July 7th, 2016|Hunger and food security, News, Sustainable consumption and production|

Global food commodity prices rose 4.2 per cent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, also noting improved production prospects for the year ahead.