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  • The State of Food and Agriculture 2017

    Today, the 2017 edition of the State of Food and Agriculture has been released. This year, the theme of the report is “Leveraging food systems for inclusive rural transformation”. The new report looks at how population growth, increasing urbanization, technologies, and climate change are transforming rural and urban areas, and how the world’s food systems are evolving. The report concludes that fulfilling the 2030 Agenda depends crucially on progress in rural areas, which is where most of the poor and hungry live today, and outlines a strategy for how agriculture and rural economies in[...]
  • FAO Global Early Warning – Early Action Report on Food Security and Agriculture

    The FAO Global Early Warning - Early Action Report on Food Security and Agriculture for the period October-December 2017 has been released. The Global Early Warning - Early Action System aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action. The Global EWEA report is a quarterly forward-looking analytical summary of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture. Please download the full report here:[...]
  • FAO/GIEWS quarterly report Crop Propects and Food Situation

    FAO/GIEWS has released the latest issue of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation quarterly report that focuses on developments affecting the food situation of developing countries and Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries. The report also includes an overview of global cereal production prospects and a table highlighting countries that require external assistance for food, identifying the primary causes of the local food crises. HIGHLIGHTS Counties requiring external assistance for food: FAO estimates that 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food in the world. Persisting conflicts[...]
  • The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017

    Today, The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 has been released. The report warns that the greater number of conflicts, whose impacts are often exacerbated by climate-related shocks, is one of the main drivers behind the fact that after steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger appears to be on the rise once more. This is threatening to derail the international commitment to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030. Furthermore, the report examines the ways in which food insecurity can trigger conflicts, and provides valuable insights into how food[...]
  • Webinar: Women's Economic Empowerment in Agriculture

    The Global Donor Platform invites you to a webinar on the topic of Women's Economic Empowerment in Agriculture , featuring presentations by Global Affairs Canada, FAO, EC and Gender and Rural Livelihoods Specialist Clare Bishop. The webinar will take place on 13 September 15:00 CEST . The event will provide an opportunity to discuss donor strategies that contribute to accelerating women's empowerment and share instruments that support gender transformative agendas. The language used will be English . The following items will be discussed: Opportunities for the gender transformative agenda[...]
  • Call for Papers for International Conference on Climate Change, Agricultural Trade and Food Security

    FAO invites those working in policy or research on agricultural trade and climate change to submit papers to be presented at the 2017 International Conference on Climate Change Agricultural Trade and Food Security . The Conference will bring together policy makers, academics and practitioners to exchange ideas, research findings and experiences on the linkages between agricultural trade and climate change. The outcomes of these consultations will contribute to FAO’s flagship report, The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO) , which will examine the potentials of agricultural trade[...]
  • Call for papers: The drivers and impacts of migration and labor mobility in origins and destinations.

    FAO is developing a programme of work that will provide evidence on the diversity of pathways, the drivers and the impacts of distress or voluntary migration, labor and people’s mobility in a context of accelerated urbanization and increased pressure on natural resources. The programme gives importance to the role of policies, governance and institutions in steering change processes in origins and reducing challenges in destination areas. Evidence from this programme of work will feed into FAO’s normative work and policy support to countries and multistakeholder governance platforms in[...]
  • FAO/GIEWS Special Alert on the drought in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

    FAO/GIEWS has released a special alert on drought affecting crops in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Highlights: • Prolonged dry weather conditions from April to late June in the main central and southern cereal-producing provinces raise serious concerns about the final production of the ongoing 2017 main cropping season. • If rains do not improve soon, the 2017 cereal output may decrease significantly, further deteriorating the local food insecurity. • Immediate interventions are needed to support the affected farmers and prevent negative coping strategies for the most vulnerable[...]
  • FAO/GIEWS Special Alert on the drought in East Africa

    FAO/GIEWS has released a Special Alert on the drought in East Africa. The highlights: Prevailing severe dry weather conditions, virtually since October 2016, have affected rangelands and crops in large parts of East Africa, causing a serious deterioration of food security conditions in the subregion. Major areas of concern are central and southern Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia, northern and eastern Kenya, northern United Republic of Tanzania, and northeastern and southwestern Uganda. Localized Fall armyworm infestations are likely to further affect yields in the affected areas. Soaring[...]