23 June 2014 Rome - Countries should put more policy emphasis on maintaining and enhancing the vital contributions of forests to livelihoods, food, health and energy, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.
FAO's flagship publication The State of the World's Forests (SOFO), presented today at the opening of the 22nd Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO), shows that a significant proportion of the
19 June 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with the Philippine’s Agriculture Undersecretary, Segfredo Serrano, at the Organization’s headquarters in Rome.
Graziano da Silva thanked the Undersecretary for the successful collaboration carried out between the Government of the Philippines, FAO and other international agencies, which led to a fruitful immediate response to the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. He
19 June 2014, Roma – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today held a meeting with Bulgaria’s Minister for Agriculture and Food, Dimitar Grekov, who was in Rome to attend the FAO Council.
Graziano da Silva and Grekov discussed several bilateral cooperation topics, including the key role academia and research institutes play in achieving food security and good nutrition for all.
“Education in agriculture does not only bring benefits to the
Long-time partners, the two organizations will expand their joint work on a number of fronts, including: knowledge and technology development to enhance water productivity; the education of water management
17 June 2014, Rome - Sustainable land management increases both community and ecosystem resilience while improving the human condition, particularly in the dry lands, a FAO event celebrated on the occasion of World Desertification Day highlighted today.
“We need to adequately and urgently address Desertification, Land Degradation and drought to achieve our ambition of ending hunger and poverty, and to ensure sustainable natural resources management,” said FAO’s Deputy Director-General for