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9 10, 2017

Rural areas have potential to feed and employ ‘younger, more crowded planet’ – UN report

2017-11-16T15:31:38+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

"Fulfilling the 2030 Agenda depends crucially on progress in rural areas, which is where most of the poor and hungry live,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, in his foreword to the report.

7 10, 2017

FAO: Join global treaty to root out the scourge of illegal fishing

2017-11-16T15:31:44+00:00 October 7th, 2017|News, Oceans|

Calling for strengthening the fight against illegal fishing, the United Nations food security agency has urged all countries to join a landmark global treaty that aims to rid the world of the multibillion-dollar scourge.

18 04, 2016

FAO, Google collaborate on satellite data tools to manage natural resources

2017-11-16T15:43:46+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, Infrastructure, News|

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Google announced plans to make high-resolution satellite data a common tool in managing the world’s natural resources, boosting efforts towards the pursuit of sustainable development.

27 01, 2016

Livestock biodiversity must be preserved as tool against climate change

2017-11-16T15:44:34+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

The genetic diversity of livestock can play a vital role in feeding the world in the face of hotter weather and the other effects of climate change, yet many valuable breeds continue to be at risk, the FAO warned, calling for stronger global efforts to safeguard the existing gene pool.

7 01, 2016

Food price index drops due to abundant supplies, slow economic growth

2017-11-16T15:44:56+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Hunger and food security, News|

Prices of major food commodities declined for the fourth year in a row in 2015 according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), averaging 19.1 per cent below their previous-year's levels, while the agency also reported that the dwindling global economy has triggered sharp price falls from metals to energy markets.

22 12, 2015

As WTO moves to phase out farm subsidies, UN agency urges fair policies that support food security

2017-11-16T15:45:00+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Hunger and food security, News|

The UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) welcomed an agreement by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to move towards eliminating agricultural export subsidies, while noting that differences remain over other measures meant to create equitable global trading conditions, particularly for developing countries.

22 12, 2015

Impact of El Niño could be worst in 18 years in southern Africa

2017-11-16T15:45:00+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Climate change, Hunger and food security, News|

Crop and livestock production prospects in southern Africa have been weakened by this year’s powerful El Niño, while the phenomenon is also impacting agricultural sectors in Australia, Indonesia and a wide swathe of Central America and Brazil, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.

11 12, 2015

New UN study reveals disturbing hunger trends in highland areas

2017-11-16T15:45:15+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, Hunger and food security, News|

For International Mountain Day this year, FAO mapped the vulnerability of highland peoples to food insecurity and found that the number of food insecure people living in mountain regions in developing countries grew to nearly 329 million in 2012, up from 253 million in 2000.

4 12, 2015

At end of International Year of Soils, UN chief appeals for reverse in rate of soil degradation

2015-12-04T16:40:03+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Cities, Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, Hunger and food security, News, Secretary-General|

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is marking the second World Soil Day and the end of the International Year of Soils with an appeal to reverse the current rate of soil degradation because of expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use and management practices, pollution, overgrazing and climate change.