17 Feb 2011

Reducing poverty by growing fuel and food

New FAO study shows integrated food and energy crops work for poor farmers 17 February 2011, Rome - Producing food and energy side-by-side may offer one of the best formulas for boosting countries' food and energy security while simultaneously reducing poverty, according to a new FAO report published today.The study, "Making [...]

03 Feb 2011

World food prices reach new historic peak

 February 2011, Rome - World food prices surged to a new historic peak in January, for the seventh consecutive month, according to the updated FAO Food Price Index, a commodity basket that regularly tracks monthly changes in global food prices.The Index averaged 231 points in January and was up 3.4 [...]

27 Jan 2011

Policy guide for countries hit hard by high food prices

FAO updates guide for actions at country level to address high food prices 26 January 2011, Rome - FAO has called upon countries to carefully examine the implications of high food prices and not to take any policy actions that might appear useful in the short term but could have harmful, longer-term [...]

20 Dec 2010

RuralInvest Spreads to Turkey

For the First Time Since Inception, RuralInvest Training Conducted Fully in Turkish  Afyon, Turkey- The very first RuralInvest training in the Turkish language took place from December 2nd to 9th, 2010. The training, funded by FAO’s Investment Centre and co-funded by Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MOEF), successfully trained MOEF's staff on [...]

15 Dec 2010

Farm-level Irrigation Modernization Project in Egypt

An FAO Investment Centre team has provided substantial support to the Government of Egypt in the identification and design of the Farm-level Irrigation Modernization Project approved by the World Bank on 14 December 2010. The team members (David Lugg, Senior Agricultural Officer, Yoshiko Ishihara, Rural Sociologist and Juan Morelli, Economist, Consultant), [...]

09 Dec 2010

New impact assessment report

Farmers weigh in on FAO support during food crisisSmall farmers around the world, made vulnerable by rising food, fuel and input prices, managed to rapidly boost their food production at a critical time thanks to FAO support, according to findings in a new impact assessment report.  In mid-2008, when international food [...]

29 Nov 2010

Investments in agriculture must grow

Rise in food prices make structural changes urgent 23 November 2010, Abu Dhabi - The key to long-term food security lies in boosting investment in agriculture, particularly in low-income food-deficit countries, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf said today.The rapid increase in hunger and malnourishment since the food crisis of 2008 reveals the [...]

25 Nov 2010

Three new countries to receive USD 97 million to tackle hunger

The Governments of Ethiopia, Mongolia and Niger got a big boost in their fight against poverty and hunger when they were awarded grants totaling USD 97 million from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), a multi-donor funding mechanism. FAO welcomes this latest round of GAFSP funding, which will bolster [...]

29 Oct 2010

Joint statement from the EBRD, the UN’s FAO and leading grains and oilseeds companies

EBRD grains and oilseeds roundtable   28 October 2010 Joint statement from the EBRD, the UN’s FAO and leading grains and oilseeds companies The EBRD, with the support of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, held a workshop in London on 28 October with senior representatives from the largest global and local companies in [...]

20 Oct 2010

Russia Needs a New Generation of Skilled Workers to Help Revitalize the Agricultural Sector

Public-Private Partnerships Key to Modernizing Russia s Agricultural Curriculum 20 October 2010, Moscow - Cooperation between the public and private sector is crucial to reinvigorate Russia's agricultural education system, a study presented in Moscow today finds. The study was commissioned by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and carried [...]


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