News archive 2015
Inland fisheries – the network of lakes, rivers and streams that provide fish and freshwater to millions across the world – need to be better managed in order to safeguard their contribution to healthy diets and economies, particularly in developing countries.
Farmers in southern Malawi urgently need seeds and livestock after intense flooding destroyed their fields and homes, washing away animals and crops and threatening local food security.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has unveiled a new regional Plan for Food Security, Nutrition and Hunger Eradication by 2025 at a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.
26 January 2015, New York: Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said during a special meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission held here today.
Some $10.6 million is needed to complete the joint 2013-16 FAO/government anti-locust programme in Madagascar, including monitoring and spraying operations going through the end of the rainy season in May 2015. Failure to carry through the programme would annul the more than $28.8 million mobilized so far and could trigger a food-security crisis in a huge part of the country.
As climate change advances faster than expected, much more needs to be done to study, preserve and utilize the genetic resources and biological diversity that underpin world food production, according to a new book released by FAO today.
16 January 2015, Berlin – Increasing competition for natural resource and emerging resource bottlenecks mean that global agriculture can no longer operate using a "business as usual" approach – the input-intensive agricultural development model used for the past 40 years is no longer sustainable, and "paradigm shift" in food production is needed.
“African Football against Hunger” is a collaboration between FAO and the Confederation for African Football to highlight the breakthrough commitment by African leaders to end hunger in the next decade.
The National Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC), a major initiative to eradicate hunger in Viet Nam, was launched today by the Government of Viet Nam in collaboration with the United Nations, including FAO.
FAO's monthly food price index declined 1.7 percent in December to 188.6 points, led down by sugar and palm oil. The Food Price Index averaged 202 points for all of 2014, down 3.7 percent from 2013, marking the third consecutive annual decline.