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    Global food prices rise in July

    Hace 11 horas 34 mins
    The Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Price Index averaged 94.2 points in July, a 1.2 percent increase from June and nearly 1.0 percent higher than July 2019.

    FAO-led global COVID-19 Food Coalition gains momentum

    Jue, 07/30/2020 - 18:00
    The initiative, launched by the Government of Italy and led by FAO, is gaining momentum, as more countries are joining the initiative in an effort to tackle medium and long-term adverse impacts of the current pandemic on food systems and agriculture.

    IKEA Foundation contributes $3.5 million to support FAO's work with refugees and host communities in eastern Africa

    Mié, 07/29/2020 - 18:00
    Many of the refugees have been present in the countries for long periods of time; some have fled past conflicts in neighboring countries such as Somalia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, and Eritrea, but others have been forced from their homes by famine or environmental events such as droughts and floods.

    FAO unveils platform to help accelerate action on reducing food loss and waste

    Mar, 07/28/2020 - 18:00
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today unveiled a comprehensive platform to help the global community step up action to reduce food loss and waste as the UN agency and partners call for increased efforts and gear up for the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste – to be marked for the first time on 29 September 2020.

    Kenya beats back desert locust upsurge for now, but East Africa remains at risk

    Lun, 07/27/2020 - 18:00
    Q&A with Cyril Ferrand, FAO’s Resilience Team Leader for East Africa

    FAO and Russian Federation sign Contribution Agreement to ramp up fight against desert locusts, help affected communities

    Dom, 07/26/2020 - 18:00
    The $10 million agreement was signed today by FAO Deputy Director-General Beth Bechdol and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Rome-based UN Agencies Victor Vasiliev during a virtual ceremony.

    United Kingdom supports FAO's desert locust-fighting efforts with £ 17 million contribution

    Mié, 07/22/2020 - 18:00
    The funds come via the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) and are in addition to a previous contribution of £ 8 million donated earlier this year for the desert locust appeal. The contribution from the United Kingdom will scale up ongoing efforts in East Africa, Yemen and Southwest Asia.

    FAO and Islamic Development Bank strengthen partnership with new cooperation agreement

    Mié, 07/22/2020 - 13:00
    The Memorandum of Understanding - the first to be signed virtually by the IsDB - will also focus on project design/implementation, policy advice and knowledge-sharing to increase the joint impact of both FAO and the Bank's work in the agricultural sectors.

    Yemen sees return to alarming levels of food insecurity

    Mar, 07/21/2020 - 18:00
    Economic shocks, conflict, floods, desert locusts and now COVID-19 are creating a perfect storm that could reverse hard-earned food security gains in Yemen, warns the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and partners.

    FAO launches Hand-in-Hand geospatial data platform to help build stronger food and agriculture sectors post COVID-19

    Lun, 07/20/2020 - 18:00
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today launched the Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform with a large and rich set of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics, and natural resources to help strengthen evidence-based decision-making in the food and agriculture sectors.

    World's most comprehensive analysis of forest resources launched today in an innovative format

    Lun, 07/20/2020 - 18:00
    Users can now consult a comparable and consistent set of more than 60 forest indicators across countries and regions and download the requested data in a non-proprietary digital format. Monitoring of change over time is also possible in parameters such as forest area, management, ownership and use.

    Global action needed now to halt spread of deadly pig disease

    Dom, 07/19/2020 - 18:00
    The escalation of the spread of African swine fever (ASF) has placed most of the world's domestic and wild pig populations under direct threat. To support countries' efforts to protect economies and food security, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and FAO today launch a joint initiative for the Global Control of ASF.

    New report identifies 27 countries heading for COVID-19-driven food crises

    Jue, 07/16/2020 - 18:00
    The joint analysis by FAO and WFP warns these "hotspot countries" are at high risk of - and in some cases are already seeing -- significant food security deteriorations in the coming months, including rising numbers of people pushed into acute hunger.

    Rising uncertainties from COVID-19 cloud medium-term agricultural prospects

    Mié, 07/15/2020 - 18:00
    The joint OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2020-2029 report finds that over the next ten years supply growth is going to outpace demand growth, causing real prices of most commodities to remain at or below their current levels.

    FAO launches the new COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme outlining seven key priority areas

    Lun, 07/13/2020 - 18:00
    FAO unveiled today its new comprehensive COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme, aimed at preventing a global food emergency during and after the COVID-19 pandemic while working on medium to long-term development response for food security and nutrition.

    As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns

    Dom, 07/12/2020 - 18:00
    Securing healthy diets for the billions who cannot afford them would save trillions in costs

    FAO Council approves new measures to reform the UN agency

    Jue, 07/09/2020 - 18:00
    The FAO Council today approved a series of measures proposed by the Director-General QU Dongyu to modernize the UN agency and make it more efficient and effective. Composed of 49 member countries and executive organ of the FAO Conference, the Council met virtually for the first time in FAO’s history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    EcorNaturaSí and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat to boost rural, mountain, forest and island communities’ livelihoods

    Mié, 07/08/2020 - 18:00
    EcorNaturaSí and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, hosted by FAO, today joined forces to better the lives of people living in rural areas and fragile ecosystems, such as mountains, forests and islands, and develop more inclusive food and agriculture systems.

    FAO welcomes additional €15 million from the European Union to fight Desert Locusts and their impacts on food security

    Mar, 07/07/2020 - 18:00
    The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, today welcomed a €15 million contribution from the European Union to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as a new wave of locusts is emerging in the region.

    Director-General proposes new structure to make FAO agile and efficient

    Dom, 07/05/2020 - 18:00
    The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today presented to the FAO Council a second set of measures to reform the UN agency. These follow those approved by the Council in December 2019, aimed at making FAO more agile, efficient and accountable. Qu also outlined the current and future challenges facing food security and agriculture at large, and his vision to respond to them.

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