News archive 2013
With Mali's next agricultural season set to begin in May, there is an urgent need to help displaced farmers return to their lands and resume food production when and where the evolving security situation permits, FAO said today following talks between Malian Minister for Agriculture Baba Berthé and the Organization's Director-General, José Graziano da Silva.
In acknowledgement of the importance of partnership in tackling global issues, the staff of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have today been recognized for their outstanding work together in Mozambique.
Speaking to a special joint meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council and the Economic and Financial Committee of the General Assembly in New York, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has urged the international community to adopt a specific time frame for the eradication of hunger and extreme poverty.
A global multi-stakeholder consultation to discuss the world development agenda beyond 2015 has called for food security and nutrition to be the central element in future development efforts. New development objectives should be established for the entire global community.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed an $875 000 agreement aimed at helping small farmers and rural households in developing countries gain improved access to agricultural and rural finance, thereby enabling their investments.
FAO and the International Academy of Gastronomy (AIG) will combine their strengths to combat hunger and poverty, with particular emphasis on food price volatility, the promotion of sustainable food consumption, the conservation of biodiversity and the revalorization of neglected crops.
The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, met with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today to discuss the global battle against hunger and poverty and the work of FAO.
The FAO Food Price Index remained unchanged at 210 points in January 2013 after three straight months of decline. Increases in oil and fats prices offset lower cereals and sugar quotations while dairy and meat values remained substantially unchanged.
Millions of people could escape poverty, hunger and environmental degradation if countries put more effort into promoting agroforestry, an integrated approach combining trees with crops or livestock production. A new guide published by FAO provides ten major tracks for policy action as well as examples of best practices and success stories.
The Republic of Angola will contribute to the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund designed to boost efforts to eradicate hunger in the region, President José Eduardo Dos Santos announced at a meeting in Luanda with the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, José Graziano da Silva.