At an hour-long meeting at FAO Headquarters, both Directors-General noted that the world is now better equipped to cope
6 September 2012, Rome - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 213 points in August 2012, unchanged from July.
Presenting the Index at a press conference at FAO headquarters in Rome, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said “This is reassuring. Although we should remain vigilant, current prices do not justify talk of a world food crisis. But the international community can and should move to calm markets
4 September 2012, Rome - Following is a joint statement on international food prices from the three Rome-based UN Agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP):
Tackling the root causes of high food prices and hunger
27 August 2012, Nairobi/Rome - A UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) staff member has been killed in an attack by an armed group in Southern Somalia, the hunger-fighting agency announced.
"Our deepest condolences go out to the family and colleagues of Mr. Yassin Mohamed Hassan, who was killed this morning in Merka," said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
"Our thoughts are also with staff members who