27 May 2015, Rome - The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million – 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 – or around one person out of every nine, according to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 - SOFI).
In the developing regions, the prevalence of undernourishment - which measures the proportion of
27 May 2015, Baku - FAO will soon establish a partnership and liaison office in the capital city of Azerbaijan, to help manage a new partnership aimed at boosting the agricultural and rural sector of Azerbaijan and neighboring countries.
Two agreements - formalizing the partnership, and establishing the new office - were signed here recently by Azerbaijan Minister of Agriculture Heydar Asadov and FAO Director-General Jose' Graziano da Silva.
FAO's new partnership progamme with Kazakhstan will facilitate international cooperation efforts, bringing FAO and the government together to support of national development goals and priorities as well as assist other countries in
Graziano acknowledged the recent progress of many countries in reducing the
18 May 2015, Rome - The Director-General today met Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President of the World Food Prize Foundation at FAO’s headquarters.
The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
During their meeting, Ambassador Quinn praised the Director-General for his leadership of the Organization.
“FAO has never been so