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World Food Day
16 October 2020
Time to build back better! In recent decades the world has made significant progress in improving agricultural productivity. Although we now produce more than enough food to feed everyone, our food systems are out of balance. Hunger, obesity, environmental degradation, loss of agro-biological diversity, food loss and waste...
The Committee on Forestry will be convened virtually from 5 to 9 October 2020. It was preceded on 22-25 June 2020 by a COVID-19 Forestry Webinar Week hosted around the topic of “Building back better: COVID-19 pandemic recovery contributions from the forest sector
FAO Director-General calls for “reverence of nature” and accelerated action on transforming food systems at UN Summit on Biodiversity
UN Biodiversity Summit
30 September 2020
The Summit on Biodiversity will be convened under the theme “Urgent Action on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.” The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will assist the President of the General Assembly in the preparation of the Summit.
The first issue of the newly launched journal Genetic Resources features an overview paper on the global status of genetic resources for food and agriculture and challenges in their management prepared by FAO. The paper, entitled Global status of genetic resources for food and agriculture: challenges and research...
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