Highlights

"In 2014, we are celebrating the International Day of Forests in the context of the International Year of Family Farming," said Graziano da Silva. "Forest people are part of this group of family farmers, pastoralists, artisanal fishers, and indigenous and traditional communities. They represent hundreds of millions of families that play[...]
21/03/2014
Organized by the Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development, in cooperation with FAO, the Global Forum and Expo on Family Farming, which was held in Budapest from 4-6 March, highlighted the key contribution that family farms can make to global food and nutrition security. This global two-day event was centred around[...]
19/03/2014
The declaration has so far been adopted by 24 countries: Afghanistan, South Africa, Albania, Algeria, Brazil, Côte d'Ivoire, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Luxembourg, Mali, Netherlands, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Walloon Government (Belgium) and FAO.
10/03/2014
Governments in Asia and the Pacific should take some major, fundamental decisions – and soon – about ways to increase their food production and address undernourishment, FAO has warned.
10/03/2014
Reducing gender inequality is fundamental to eliminating hunger and developing more sustainable food systems, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told international experts and country representatives at an International Women’s Day event in Rome.
07/03/2014
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) demands better food production distribution in the world to avoid hunger situations in poor or conflict-stricken areas. These were the words of FAO Director General, José Graziano da Silva, on the sidelines of a Global Forum on family farming that closes today[...]
07/03/2014
A new initiative backed by the European Union (EU), the government of Austria and two United Nations food security agencies has helped Somali farmers achieve this major agricultural breakthrough in a region of the country that was gripped by famine less than three years ago.
06/03/2014
The European Union, FAO and the Government of Zimbabwe have launched a major programme to assist poor smallholder farmers to boost production, productivity and engage in commercial agriculture through integrated farming approaches.  The 4-year US$19 million (13.78 Million Euro) programme will be managed by FAO and will focus on smallholder[...]
06/03/2014
This Forum lets us recognize the important contribution made by small- and medium-scale farmers, fishing communities and pastoralists to sustainable development and meeting the Zero Hunger Challenge, which seeks to eradicate hunger through sustainable food systems.
06/03/2014
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today appealed to governments to boost support to the world’s small-scale family farmers in order to win the fight against hunger.
05/03/2014