News archive 2016
FAO’s Mountain Partnership and Slow Food have launched a voluntary product label for mountain goods that’s meant to improve market access for small highland producers from developing countries and highlight mountain products as distinct and sustainable.
Feeding the burgeoning world population will require significant improvements in agricultural productivity, above all in Africa, and mechanization and appropriate mechanization strategies have a large role to play, according to a new report from FAO.
In a speech to ministers, government, private sector and civil society representatives attending the biannual meeting of FAO's Committee on Agriculture (COAG), the Director-General noted how "agriculture is at the very heart" of a recent series of ground-breaking international agreements
UN Secretary General's climate resilience initiative set to mobilize and accelerate climate action for sustainable development
Partners of a new UN-led platform to mobilize and accelerate action on climate resilience have agreed to move ahead with plans that will help meet the needs of a growing global population that is being impacted by climate change.
The heads of the Rome-based food and agriculture agencies today thanked United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his personal commitment and leadership in challenging the world to reach Zero Hunger. They promised to maintain momentum to reach the ambitious target by 2030.
World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines.
The 10 years running until 2025 will be a critical time for action to build healthy and sustainable food systems and end malnutrition in all its forms, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has told the UN General Assembly.
“A necessary first step is to address the factors that lead to distress migration,” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said during the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants. “We must create the opportunities for rural people in developing countries to stay in their home.”
US President Barack Obama, addressing the Our Ocean conference in Washington underscored the need to "act boldly" to address the growing threat posed by a number of current events.
Addressing the Our Ocean Conference, Graziano da Silva praised the signatories of the FAO-brokered Port State Measures Agreement. He also provided United States Secretary of State John Kerry with an update on the status treaty, which came into force in June.