News archive 2015
The FAO Food Price Index declined to a 55-month low in February, dropping 1.0 percent from January and 14 percent below its level a year earlier. Lower prices for cereals, meat and especially sugar more than offset an increase in milk and palm oil prices. FAO also raised its 2014 crop output forecast, indicating robust supply levels.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government how efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition in the Caribbean have made substantial progress over the past two decades. Barbados, Guyana, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Surinamehave met the Millennium Development Goal hunger target of halving the proportion of hungry people by 2015, he noted.
A cooperative of women in Ethiopia is set to reach the international market thanks to a partnership between Italian gourmet food store Eataly and FAO.
Over the last two decades efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition in the Caribbean have made substantial progress, but these need to be further strengthened, Director-General José Graziano da Silva has told agriculture ministers from the region.
A newly released report highlights the depth and breadth of the transformational changes taking place across the Organization.
A new and easy-to-assemble fish drying technology pioneered by FAO is helping reduce health hazards, improve food safety and quality, improve working conditions and cut down food losses in West African fishing villages.
The model of agricultural production that predominates today is not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has told participants at an international forum in Paris.
Sharks can swim more serenely one day thanks to a handy new digital technique developed by FAO that allows for the quick identification of species of the iconic fish. The new iSharkFin software will help protect endangered shark species and combat illegal trade in shark fins.
The agreement is for $500,000 for urgent assistance to the Republic of Cabo Verde. The emergency intervention aims to assist 8,237 rural households which are most vulnerable to the impact of drought - Cabo Verde experienced 65 percent less rain in 2014 compared to the previous year.
Some 64 percent of the oceans' surface lies beyond national jurisdictions, meaning that effective management of fisheries in such areas poses a number of challenges. This workshop aims to foster an open policy dialogue on to address those challenges.