Press releases


29 May 2019 The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today launched the United Nations' Decade of Family Farming and a Global Action Plan to boost support for family farmers, particularly those in developing countries.The two UN agencies lead the implementation of the Decade of Family Farming declared by the United Nations at the end of 2017. [more]
28 May 2019 Countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus will showcase their efforts and achievements on forest monitoring and landscape restoration at the UNECE/FAO Forest Congress, which starts today here in the Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan. [more]
27 May 2019 The Government of Rwanda together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched new a project to support the country in assessing sustainable bioenergy options to reduce reliance on wood fuel. [more]
26 May 2019 Family farmers, who are on the frontline of global efforts to fight undernourishment and other forms of malnutrition and to promote healthy eating, require stronger support amid rising hunger and obesity around the world, the President of the UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, said in Rome today. [more]
24 May 2019 Small changes with great results: a new study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) analyzes good practices to face natural disasters in Bolivia, Colombia, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, and seven other countries in the world. [more]
23 May 2019 Many communities in the Caucasus and Central Asia rely heavily on healthy forests for the social, economic and environmental benefits they provide. [more]
20 May 2019 Forestry experts from across Mexico are meeting in Akumal on the Yucután Peninsula this week to develop national capacities to collect data on forest cover and land-use change using satellite images. [more]
20 May 2019 "Agroforestry isn't a ‘no man's land' between forestry and agriculture and should receive specific policy support," FAO Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo said today. [more]
16 May 2019 Representatives from six African countries are meeting in Abidjan to discuss ways to fight against the illegal timber trade through domestic markets at a two-day meeting supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). [more]
16 May 2019 Representatives from six African countries are meeting in Abidjan to discuss ways to fight against the illegal timber trade through domestic markets at a two-day meeting supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). [more]
15 May 2019 North Macedonia has reached an important milestone in the sustainable management of its forests. With a sound forest monitoring system designed, the country is now able to take further steps in improving policies and decision-making to increase Macedonian forests’ contributions to national sustainable development. [more]
9 May 2019 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently launched in Maputo the third phase of the FAO-European Union FLEGT Program, which is part of the Action Plan on Legislation, Governance and Trade of Forest Resources. [more]
7 May 2019 Until now, there has been little information available to the international community regarding the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia. [more]
1 May 2019 Monitoring forest and land cover changes is indispensable for sustainable management of natural resources, biodiversity conservation, ecological protection and developing sustainable livelihoods, particularly for a populated country like Bangladesh. [more]
18 April 2019 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Forestry Commission of Kenya launched the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) Phase II in the capital to grant forest and farm producers greater potential to reduce poverty while managing resources sustainably and mitigating negative impacts of climate change. [more]
12 April 2019 Today, the partnership between the Government of Togo and FAO’s Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) was launched to strengthen forest and farm producers in the fight against poverty and to cope with climate change. [more]
11 April 2019 In sub-Saharan Africa, forests and trees sustain livelihoods and nutrition of millions of people. The genetic diversity of trees offers largely untapped opportunities for preventing hunger, alleviating poverty and managing forests sustainably. [more]
9 April 2019 With improved access to an ever-growing archive of satellite imagery and new tools to facilitate image processing and interpretation, it is now easier to benefit from the full potential of remote sensing for the assessment of the status and changes in tree cover and land use. [more]
9 April 2019 The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have joined forces to protect West Africa's forests and help safeguard the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on them. [more]
8 April 2019 More than a hundred representatives from ministries, agencies, international organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), academia and the private sector are gathering in Mozambique this week for a two day summit on forest monitoring around the world. [more]
 

last updated:  Thursday, June 6, 2019