26 Oct 2006

Will we meet the hunger goal?

Ten years after the World Food Summit, global representatives from over 120 countries will meet in Rome next week to review just how far the world has come towards meeting the 2015 goal of reducing by half the number of hungry people in the world, then estimated at 800 [...]

16 Oct 2006

World Food Day 2006 targets public and private investment

“Recently there has been a significant revival in lending for agriculture. Debt forgiveness programmes, strengthened by the G8 decision in 2005, have begun to release national resources for investment in agriculture. But much still remains to be done,” said FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today. More information at :

19 Sep 2006

Global festivities to celebrate World Food Day

Among the events taking place in over 150 countries to mark this year’s World Food Day on 16 October 2006, will be a five kilometre Run-for-Food race through Rome’s historical centre. More information at :

04 Sep 2006

GHANA: Assuring economic growth through sustainable natural resource management

FAO’s Investment Centre is increasingly being called on to assist in the process of reviewing and advising on natural resource management.In 2004, the Government of Ghana and the World Bank identified a policy gap regarding the contribution of natural resources towards economic growth and livelihoods in Ghana. They agreed to [...]

07 Aug 2006

FAO Investment Centre Director speaks on "Investing in Agriculture for Food Security"

An in-depth interview with Charles Riemenschneider, Director of the FAO Investment Centre, has been published by the International Alliance Against Hunger, in connection with FAO's 2006 World Food Day theme on "Investing in Agriculture for Food Security - the whole world will profit". More information at :

20 Jul 2006

Georgian wine producers over a barrel

Despite a winemaking tradition that dates back several thousand years, Georgia’s greatest liquid asset – today wine is the country’s third biggest export – is at risk, threatened by counterfeiting and the wine sector’s failure to diversify its markets. More information at :

02 Jun 2006

Farm investment helps slow migration

More investment by governments in agriculture and the right farm policies would help keep rural populations on the land and reduce migration, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. More information at :

26 May 2006

Experts speak out on improving international investment cooperation

Recently at a meeting of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, FAO Investment Centre’s principal adviser Michael Wales joined senior representatives of the World Bank and BMZ in a new series of ‘Platform speaking’ interviews on improving collaboration on investment in the agriculture and rural development sector. Wales [...]

16 May 2006

New investment initiative aims to improve fisheries management and reduce poverty in Africa

A new partnership aimed at restoring depleted fisheries and reducing poverty in Africa was launched today by the African Union (AU), the World Bank, WWF – the Global Conservation Organization, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).More information at :

04 May 2006

Stimulating growth through agricultural investment

Economic growth in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia will require increased investment in agriculture as many of these economies are deeply rooted in the farm, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today at a meeting in Berlin called to ensure that agricultural [...]


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