News archive 2016
“Biodiversity is essential for food security and nutrition,” FAO Deputy Director Genera Maria Helena Semedo said at the opening High-Level Segment of the 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
A high-level international symposium on nutrition ended here today with a resounding reminder of the importance of promoting healthy diets and ensuring adequate nutrition for everyone in order to eradicate hunger and malnutrition by 2030 – a goal set by the UN Member nations last year.
Queen Letizia of Spain, FAO’s Special Ambassador for Nutrition, joined more than 600 experts, international civil servants, lawmakers, academics and members of civil-society and private-sector groups in attending the International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition.
Responding to the mounting impacts of malnutrition on public health and economic development – estimated to cost $3.5 trillion per year – via a shift to healthier diets and food systems is the subject of a high level conference taking place at FAO's Rome headquarters.
King Letsie III of Lesotho was today appointed as FAO’s newest Special Ambassador for Nutrition by the Organization’s Director-General, José Graziano da Silva.
Agroforestry has a key role to play in helping the world adopt sustainable agriculture and contrast climate change, according to a high-level conference hosted by FAO today.
Mongolia and FAO will work more closely together to promote international partnerships and exchanges that support sustainable agriculture in the East Asian country, the UN agency said today.
To address the complex needs of pastoralists,FAO has produced "Improving governance of pastoral lands", a technical yet accessible guide on how to establish viable tenure arrangements for the often-marginalized people who use around a third of the earth’s surface.
This week in the Hungarian capital, FAO convenes decision makers, experts, civil society organizations and others for three days of discussions on the concept of “agroecology.”
Swift action, massive education push needed to avoid plunge over “unsustainability precipice,” top UN official says
Speaking at FAO, UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson has called for an energetic push in the next decade to implement the Paris Climate Treaty and advance the new global sustainable development agenda.