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    World Food Day sees call for bolder action to make healthy and sustainable diets available to all

    Mar, 10/15/2019 - 19:00
    At the global World Food Day ceremony today speakers called for bolder and faster action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets available and affordable for all.

    EU provides extra €9 million to support FAO's work promoting nature-friendly agricultural practices in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

    Lun, 10/14/2019 - 12:00
    In particular, the funding will boost the efforts of countries in the targeted regions to bring about sustainable changes in agricultural policies and practices to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and natural resources

    Opening ceremony of the 46th Session of the Committee on World Food Security

    Lun, 10/14/2019 - 12:00
    Innovative collaboration is needed to reverse rising food insecurity rates and resume progress towards the eradication of hunger by 2030, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu told delegates gathered here today to open the 46th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

    A major step forward in reducing food loss and waste is critical to achieve the SDGs

    Dom, 10/13/2019 - 19:00
    A new FAO report launched today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization provides insights into how much food is lost - as well as where and why - at different stages of the food supply chain, calls for the informed decisions for an effective reduction and offers new ways to measure progress.

    FAO hails partnership potential with civil society

    Sáb, 10/12/2019 - 08:00
    “We need all of civil society to play an active role”, the Director-General told the annual Forum of the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM), a vehicle for the participation of non-governmental actors in policy formulation at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). “FAO is here to help you.”

    Norway, FAO will boost transparency and accessibility of global forest information

    Vie, 10/11/2019 - 11:00
    Information on the world’s forests will be more transparent and easy-to-use than ever in the coming years, thanks to a $3 million grant to FAO from Norway, which aims to improve global statistics on forest resources and their changes.

    Feeding people and protecting our planet should go hand in hand

    Mar, 10/08/2019 - 19:00
    Green agriculture has a vast potential to transform the agricultural sector in a way that enables access for everyone to nutritious food and at the same time ensures conservation of crucial natural resources, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said today at the International Agro-Industrial Forum in Moscow.

    Cotton sustainability is key for rural development

    Mar, 10/08/2019 - 04:00
    Managing trade policy and climate risks are critical to supporting the more than 25 million farmers who grow cotton, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu and other experts gathered at the World trade Organization for a World Cotton Day event emphasized.

    FAO and partners intensify efforts to help countries combat banana disease threat

    Jue, 10/03/2019 - 06:00
    FAO has launched an emergency project under its Technical Cooperation Programme to help countries in Latin America and the Caribbean fight the spread of Fusarium wilt (TR4), a fungal plant disease that can wipe out the banana crops upon which the livelihoods of millions of people depend.

    FAO Food Price Index holds steady

    Jue, 10/03/2019 - 05:00
    The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 170 points in September, virtually unchanged from August and 3.3 percent higher than in the same month in 2018.

    Activist from Burundi receives top forestry award

    Lun, 09/30/2019 - 19:00
    Burundian forestry activist Leonidas Nzigiyimpa was awarded the 2019 Wangari Maathai ‘Forest Champion' Award in recognition of his passionate commitment and outstanding contribution to improving forests and the lives of indigenous peoples, women and youth in his country.

    Healthy foods are clear priority for Small Island Developing States

    Vie, 09/27/2019 - 18:00
    Food security and nutrition must be a priority in Small Island Developing States, where climate change, isolation, insufficient land resources and dietary changes that favor obesity are all particular challenges, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said at a high-level meeting.

    FAO, UN Environment deepen their partnership

    Vie, 09/27/2019 - 04:00
    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today, renewing a formal collaboration the two UN agencies began in 1977. It was signed by FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu and UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen.

    FAO, UNDP renew partnership to better deliver on the 2030 Agenda

    Mié, 09/25/2019 - 19:00
    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their partnership towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Mobilizing technologies, innovations, knowledge and expertise to reshape food systems

    Mié, 09/25/2019 - 19:00
    Establishing a new business model based on science, data, transparency and accountability and conducive to strong partnerships with the private sector, is a major focus for FAO.

    New FAO Hand-in-Hand Initiative to maximize partnerships for greater impacts

    Mié, 09/25/2019 - 19:00
    Having Member States’ support and buy-in is paramount to FAO successfully rolling out new initiatives, such as the new Hand-in-Hand Initiative, to help accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals - especially ending poverty and hunger - and not leaving anyone behind.

    Food systems and tropical agriculture are SDG hotspots

    Mié, 09/25/2019 - 12:00
    Transforming food and nutrition systems is central to achieving the 2030 Agenda, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said today at a Leaders’ Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals as part of the 74th UN General Assembly.

    New pathway for food systems development

    Mar, 09/24/2019 - 19:00
    Food systems are huge economic, social and environmental drivers of transformational change,FAO Director-General Qu Dongyusaid today. Turning them into accelerators of progress on the SDGs is essential to achieving several core objectives of the 2030 Agenda, including ending extreme poverty, addressing hunger an all forms of malnutrition, protecting and restoring the world’s biodiversity and natural resources, and combatting and building resilience to climate change.

    The food industry needs to do more to support heathy foods

    Lun, 09/23/2019 - 19:00
    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Director-General Qu Dongyu has called for the food industry to do more to support healthy foods, and to reduce food loss and waste throughout the cycle of food systems from farm to fork.

    Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in protracted crises

    Lun, 09/23/2019 - 19:00
    The Kingdom of the Netherlands has contributed $28 million to back FAO's work to boost the resilience of food systems in Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan - part of a new initiative to scale-up resilience-based development work in countries affected by protracted crises.