"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.
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.
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.
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.
A UN development agency is teaming up with state and provincial authorities to shore up the country's agriculture, among the sectors most affected.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At end of International Year of Soils, UN chief appeals for reverse in rate of soil degradation GalleryCities, 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.