News archive 2013
Control operations move against hunger threat.
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Boosting productivity, fostering competitiveness and ensuring that small-scale farmers have greater access to markets are key to West Africa realizing its full agricultural potential, according to a new study released today by FAO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Europe's share of global wood markets fell in 2012 due to the economic recession in the region, while North America and Asia-Pacific showed the fastest recovery over the same period, according to new data published by FAO today.
FAO says donations arrived at ‘critical’ moment, just in time for next planting season.
[adapt into English] Una mayor producción, consumo, visibilidad y conocimiento científico sobre la quinua es el legado que deja para el mundo el Año Internacional de la Quinua 2013, cuyas ceremonias de clausura fueron celebradas en Perú y Bolivia.
Farmers in the Central African Republic need urgent assistance to prevent the food security situation in the conflict-stricken country from worsening for millions of people, FAO warned today
Population growth, agricultural expansion, and the rise of globe-spanning food supply chains have dramatically altered how diseases emerge, jump species boundaries, and spread.
The Great Green Wall initiative is hosting an international forum to build new partnerships and accelerate progress in tackling one of this century’s defining development challenges – land degradation, desertification and drought.
The groundbreaking Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) today agreed to develop a set of assessments on pollination and food production, land degradation and invasive species aimed at providing policymakers with the tools to tackle pressing environmental challenges.