Highlights

Shifting world agriculture to a "climate-smart" approach will not only help prevent future food security crises but holds the promise of sparking economic and agricultural renewal in rural areas where hunger and poverty are most prevalent, argues a new FAO publication.
06/06/2014
Interview with Mr. Moujahed Achouri, Director of FAO's Land and Water division
04/06/2014
As lead United Nations agency for agricultural and rural development, FAO has been working with family and smallholder farmers long before 2014.
28/05/2014
Family farming and local rural development is one of the three priorities that governments in the region established for the FAO work plan.
21/05/2014
More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new FAO report published today.
20/05/2014
The topic of family farming emerged throughout the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean held in Santiago last week including at a side event specifically dedicated to family farming, which took place on 8 May. The side event's main objectives included: 1. Supporting the development of agricultural, environmental and[...]
14/05/2014
Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have advanced a robust agenda aimed at achieving the eradication of hunger in the region, during a major FAO meeting which concluded today in Santiago, Chile.
09/05/2014
Family farming is inextricably linked to national and global food security. Both in developing and developed countries, family farming is the predominant form of agriculture in the food production sector. Family farmers carefully manage their lands to sustain remarkably high levels of productivity despite having less access to productive resources[...]
06/05/2014
Six traditional farming systems in China, Iran and South Korea known for their unique characteristics and approaches to sustainability have been designated Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) by FAO.
01/05/2014
The National Geographic Society and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are teaming up to raise awareness on food and agriculture issues as National Geographic, a U.S.-based nonprofit institution, begins an eight-month, in-depth report on food issues starting with a May cover story in National Geographic[...]
30/04/2014