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  • SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Losses and Waste Reduction

    The SAVE FOOD initiative is a global effort to reduce food losses and waste estimated at 1.3 billion tonnes of food every year. One-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption is thrown away or lost, together with the natural resources used for its production. Although food losses occur at all stages of the food supply chain the causes and their impact around the world differ. In developing countries, food losses hit small farmers the hardest. Almost 65 percent of these food losses happen at the production, post harvest, and processing stages. In industrialized countries,[...]
  • Interagency report to the Mexican G20 Presidency

    Sustainable agricultural productivity growth and bridging the gap for small-family farms. Early in 2012, Mexico, as G20 President, invited international organizations to examine practical actions that could be undertaken to sustainably improve agricultural productivity growth, in particular on small family farms. The preparation of this report, coordinated by FAO and the OECD , is a collaborative undertaking by Bioversity , CGIAR Consortium , FAO , IFAD , IFPRI , IICA , OECD , UNCTAD , UN High Level Task Force on the Food Security Crisis , WFP , World Bank and WTO .[...]
  • FAO at Rio +20

    FAO at the Rio+20 conference from 13 to 22 June will participate in over 30 events that range from food security, agriculture, fisheries, forestry to nutrition, energy and water among many other crosscutting subjects that are essential when discussing sustainable development issues. Food security and good natural resource management must go hand in hand if we want to eradicate hunger and poverty to achieve the Rio vision of sustainable development.[...]
  • FAO has launched the first version of the new FAOSTAT

    The Statistics Division of FAO has launched the first version of the new FAOSTAT , which is part of the organization's mission to improve data collection and dissemination for development and the fight against global hunger and malnutrition. The new platform continues to offer free and easy access to data for 245 countries and 35 regional areas from 1961 through the most recent year available. La Division de statistique de la FAO (ESS) a lancé le nouveau FAOSTAT , «qui fait partie de la mission de l'organisation d'améliorer la collecte des données et leur diffusion pour le développement et la[...]
  • New Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests endorsed

    On 11 May 2012, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) formally endorsed the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) . The Voluntary Guidelines are the result of an unprecedented negotiation process, chaired by the United States that featured broad consultation and participation by 96 national governments, more than 25 civil society organizations, the private sector, nonprofits and farmers’ associations over the course of almost three years. The new guidelines provide a set of principles[...]