News archive 2015
Contract farming – an expanding practice in which farmers produce agricultural goods for specific buyers in set quantities at prearranged prices – is getting a new tool to guide growers and buyers in establishing sound contracts and conflict resolution procedures.
A new series of educational materials is teaching children the importance of healthy soils for our food, environment, livelihoods and well-being.
The 2015 wheat crop is expected to be better than the 2014 drought stricken harvest, but will not lead to significant improvements in the overall household food security situation, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) said in their report.
In her first formal appearance as FAO Special Ambassador for Nutrition, Queen Letizia of Spain today visited the 2015 World Expo in Milan.
Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, FAO said today.
European Union and FAO launch new programmes to boost food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and resilience
The European Union and FAO have launched a new partnership agreement to boost food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and resilience in at least 35 countries
The improved evidence on rural migration trends and impacts will help policy-makers, improve agricultural and rural development policies in order to increase employment opportunities, and make rural areas more attractive to young people.
Highlighting the historic opportunity to become the “Zero Hunger generation”, FAO Director-General José Graziano Da Silva called for additional investment in social protection and rural development at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today.
New partnership between European Investment Bank and FAO to bolster private sector investment in agriculture
Highlighting a renewed global interest in agriculture, the European Investment Bank and FAO signed a five-year Memoranun of Understanding to promote collaboration in expanding and deepening investment in agriculture in countries outside of the European Union.
The report noted how the international community needs to build on the successful experiences of some countries that have effectively used a combination of investment and social protection to combat hunger and poverty in rural and urban areas.