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    Vibrant youth gathering sparks ideas and actions to shape the future of our agri-food systems

    Lun, 10/04/2021 - 19:00
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Director-General QU Dongyu, who has pushed for a greater involvement of young people since taking office at the Rome-based agency two years ago, said the Forum had achieved its objectives, launching strong initiatives, new collaborations and imaginative ways to spark actions and behavioural change.

    Food security and water security go hand-in-hand

    Lun, 10/04/2021 - 19:00
    Food security can only be achieved together with water security, the FAO Director-General said today, calling for proactive actions to improve integrated water management while boosting the quality of life and livelihoods. He spoke at a high-level launch of the WMO-led report “2021 State of Climate Services: Water.”

    Starvation and hunger-related deaths a reality amid worsening food crises, says FAO

    Dom, 10/03/2021 - 19:00
    With some of the world's worst food crises in recent years impacting tens of millions of people, there is an urgent need for specifically targeted funding for emergency livelihoods assistance and to build resilience, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said today.

    Feeding people while saving the planet - "Change the Game, Change the Future" online platform challenges youth with delicate balancing act

    Dom, 10/03/2021 - 19:00
    The online decision-making platform "Change the Game, Change the Future" was jointly developed by FAO and The Lexicon, a North America-based non-profit organization whose "Green Brown Blue accelerator" mobilizes experts and builds tools to tackle challenges facing food systems. The game platform was introduced during a five-day flagship event of the World Food Forum (WFF), a youth-led movement to help shape the future of food and agriculture.

    World Food Forum - Youth take charge of shaping the future of food at landmark event

    Jue, 09/30/2021 - 19:00
    FAO Director-General QU Dongyu launches World Food Forum showcasing FAO's achievements.

    2021 Innovation Award winners announced

    Jue, 09/30/2021 - 19:00
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Federal Government of Switzerland have announced the winners of the 2021 edition of the annual International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems

    FAO updates its Members on the implementation of the Strategic Framework 2022-31

    Mié, 09/29/2021 - 19:00
    "Because nutrition is so important, it has become one of the four pillars of FAO's approach to helping realize the SDGs," Qu told FAO Members at a high-level virtual event on "Implementing FAO's Strategic Framework 2022-31: Raising levels of nutrition for all", The other three pillars are better production, a better environment and a better life, which together form the four betters.

    Indigenous Peoples’ food systems publication wins the 2021 Best in the World Sustainability Report Award

    Mié, 09/29/2021 - 19:00
    Unique, FAO-led collaborative study is currently exhibited in the 2021 best food culture books exposition at Alfred Nobel House

    One day to go: World Food Forum starts 1 Oct with young generations shaping a better future for food

    Mié, 09/29/2021 - 19:00
    The Oct. 1-5 online event aims to harness the energy and creativity of younger generations to transform food and agriculture and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 2 "No hunger"

    The scourge of food loss and waste needs to be urgently tackled to achieve the world's 2030 target

    Mar, 09/28/2021 - 19:00
    "We need to accelerate progress in achieving SDG (Sustainable Development Goal) target 12.3 by 2030 to halve global food waste and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses," FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said, warning that we only have "nine (harvest) seasons remaining to do so."

    Preserving biodiversity: Effective, lasting solutions based on science and innovation

    Lun, 09/27/2021 - 06:00
    The agri-food sector is a key player in the management of biodiversity as well as its custodian, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said in his opening remarks at the 18th Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA).

    Food Systems Summit - "From New York back to Rome," FAO takes on lead role in implementing outcomes

    Jue, 09/23/2021 - 18:00
    FAO Director-General QU Dongyu made the pledge at the closing segment of the UN Food Systems Summit, "Carrying forward the vision and momentum for 2030," where he delivered the Summit's closing statement.

    Afghanistan: FAO urges G20 countries to increase support for rural farmers

    Jue, 09/23/2021 - 06:00
    Among Afghanistan’s many challenges, it is urgent that the international community tackle the dramatic hunger risk conditions faced by a third of the population and the livelihood risks in rural region areas where 70 percent of the population live, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu told G20 Foreign Ministers today.

    Aquaculture is key to meet increasing food demand, says FAO

    Mié, 09/22/2021 - 19:00
    Aquaculture plays a critical role in global food production, but innovation and equity are required to ensure inclusive and sustainable growth, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, said today.

    From New York to Rome: The Pope, youth, singers, tech innovators, chefs, CEOs, public leaders and others to join hands galvanizing action after UN Food Systems Summit

    Mar, 09/21/2021 - 19:00
    The youth-led World Food Forum empowered by the Youth Committee of FAO was created as an independent network of partners forging a global movement to restore our agri-food systems

    Alarming new FAO report shows decades of development efforts undermined

    Mar, 09/21/2021 - 19:00
    "It's an alarming picture, in which progress on many SDG targets has been reversed, with a significant impact on all aspects of sustainable development and making the achievement of the 2030 Agenda even more challenging," said FAO Chief Statistician, Pietro Gennari.

    FAO and partners reach out to business world with "Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge"

    Lun, 09/20/2021 - 19:00
    "Without more active engagement from the private sector, we will not achieve the SDGs. For this reason, FAO welcomes the Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge".

    Global success in plant breeding celebrated by FAO and IAEA

    Lun, 09/20/2021 - 19:00
    Today, on the occasion of the 65th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), FAO and IAEA recognized the contributions to plant mutation breeding from 28 researchers and research teams of institutions from across 20 countries - honouring them with awards for outstanding achievements.

    FAO and CIRAD join forces to promote sustainable production of fruit and vegetables

    Dom, 09/19/2021 - 19:00
    New publication provides an overview of challenges and opportunities for small-scale farmers

    FAO Director-General highlights role of greater investment, polices and innovation to transform agri-food systems

    Sáb, 09/18/2021 - 09:00
    FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today urged countries to act with rapidity and resolve in transforming their agri-food systems. He made his remarks on the second day of the G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting, held in Florence, Italy.