1 October 2013, Rome - Some 842 million people, or roughly one in eight, suffered from chronic hunger in 2011-13, not getting enough food to lead active and healthy lives according to a report released by the UN food agencies.
The number is down from 868 million reported for the 2010-12 period, according to the State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2013), published every year by
26 September 2013, New York, USA - Food security is an “essential foundation” for securing “enduring peace, stability, and prosperity” in Somalia, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, at a Thursday ministerial meeting of the east African-based Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Partners Forum in New York.
Co-chaired by the Foreign Ministers of Ethiopia and Italy, the IGAD Partners Forum brought together leading Somali, regional, and international actors to UN
24 September 2013, Muscat, Oman - The government of Norway has pledged $23.7 million to conserve and sustainably manage the world's most important food crops, citing the critical need for crop diversity at a time when populations are soaring and climate change is threatening staples like rice and maize.
"In just ten years we will have a billion more people at the global dinner table, but during that
September 23: Speaking at Monday's UN Inter-Agency meeting on Inclusive Finance for Development, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva underlined the importance of ensuring that small-scale farmers have access to financial products and services, which serve as a "driving force for long-lasting and sustainable development and increased food security", he said. The Inter-Agency Meeting was convened by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands - in her role as the UN
Aerial survey operations to identify and map out the areas requiring treatment by pesticides are expected to get underway this week. In the meantime, ground