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Child in Malaysia

Pollutants from agriculture a serious threat to world's water


New report paints a worrying picture, provides recommendations on what can be done

Image of the workshop

Panama hosts a regional meeting on governance in indigenous areas


According to the FAO, unsafe rights result in an increase in vulnerability, hunger and poverty, and can lead to conflicts and environmental degradation.

Super-Typhoon Haiyan, 2013

Aletta becomes first hurricane of eastern Pacific season


 The storm is off the coast of Mexico, and not expected to a threat to land.

Fishboat at sunset

80% of the boats that fish on the Chilean maritime border are Chinese


In total, approximately 200 boats flying the Chinese flag operate on the border of the Exclusive Economic Zone.

Several fishermen sell their products to merchants on the coast of Manta, Ecuador

Growing momentum to close the net on illegal fishing


More countries sign up to block vessels carrying illegal catches

Image of Haiti

FAO steps up its partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank


“Obviously the Caribbean is a totally different region, but the CDB is interested in learning from others –  how they can improve and where they can invest to really make a difference”

Burning cattle affected by foot-and-mouth disease.

Ecuador launches the first phase of foot-and-mouth disease vaccinations


More than 4 million cattle will be vaccinated throughout the country, except the Galapagos Islands.

Deputy Minister José Luis Jácome and FAO representative John Preissing signed the Cooperation Agreement as part of the Country Programming Framework 2018-2021

Ecuador signs an agreement with FAO, commited to eradicating hunger in the country


It includes indicators from the 2030 Agenda for a more peaceful, prosperous, sustainable, resilient world, with a focus on people, the planet, peace, prosperity, and alliances.

Palm oil production

Colombia is the fourth biggest producer of palm oil in the world and the first in America


The adoption of good agricultural practices is one of the reasons for the increase in production.