FAO offers its expertise to farmers and governments in Asia on best ways to manage the invasive pest
FAO Director-General urges countries to scale up soils' potential to help address climate change
Campaign to promote indigenous women’s rights and role in policy discussions for Zero Hunger
New FAO Framework to bolster focus on food security and food systems to help sustain peace

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FAO Food Price Index posts sharp drop in July

Global agricultural food commodity prices fell sharply in July, as all the major traded items posted notable declines, led by dairy and sugar. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 168.8 points, 3.7 percent below their June level, the biggest monthly drop since late last year.


FAO sounds alarm on overlooked emergencies where humanitarian aid is urgently needed

Without adequate funding, new challenges such as droughts, floods, lean seasons or conflicts in crisis-affected countries could push millions of people into acute hunger and food insecurity, jeopardizing their well-being, lives and future, FAO warned in a new report published today.


Acting early to prevent humanitarian emergencies

Intervening early in countries predicted to be hit by natural disasters can prevent threats from becoming humanitarian emergencies, or can mitigate their impacts, according to a new report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)today.