Regional Office


 for Africa (RAF)



News stories

Food security to be at center of Africa development agenda

1 June 2013, Yokohama, Japan - The three heads of the Rome-based United Nations agencies today called for food security and nutrition to be placed at the centre of the...

01 June 2013
Cassava's huge potential as 21st Century crop

28 May 2013, Rome - Save and Grow, an environmentally-friendly farming model promoted by FAO, can sustainably increase cassava yields by up to 400 percent and help turn this staple...

28 May 2013
Forest products critical to fight hunger - including insects

Rome, 13 May 2013 – Forests, trees on farms and agroforestry are critical in the fight against hunger and should be better integrated into food security and land use policies,...

13 May 2013
"Enormous opportunity" for ending hunger in Africa

22 April 2013, Rome - Ministers and senior delegates from five African Nations met today with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva ahead of a High-Level meeting of African and...

22 April 2013
Madagascar needs more than $41 million to end locust plague

Rome, 26 March 2013 - Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June to start fighting a severe locust plague that threatens the country's next cropping seasons...

26 March 2013