News archive 2013
The time has come to break the vicious circle of crises in Africa's Sahel by proactively building up the ability of pastoralist and rural communities to weather drought and other shocks, rather than merely helping them recover from disaster after the fact.
From breeding to bugs, a new FAO publication looks at biotechnologies at work in small-scale crop, livestock and fish production.
The Africa Rice Congress, the continent's largest gathering of rice industry experts, policy makers and farmers representatives, has asked FAO to “stimulate national, regional and global partnerships to (help) develop Africa’s rice sector”.
Governments from Africa’s main timber producing countries, together with timber industry representatives and civil society organizations agreed to jointly combat illegal timber trade in the Congo Basin, FAO said today following an international wood industry meeting in Brazzaville.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to promote viable forestry investment and innovation in the Russian Federation’s Far East based on sustainable use of forest resources.
The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) is donating £10 million to FAO humanitarian projects in Syria and Lebanon.
FAO at Green Global Growth Forum in Copenhagen calls for “innovative thinking” to measure and cut global food loss and waste along the food chain.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, Peru’s First Lady and Special Ambassador for the International Year of Quinoa, Nadine Heredia , and Bolivian Minister of Rural Development and Lands, Nemecia Achacollo have participated today in a symbolic quinoa harvest in FAO headquarters. The harvest was by hand, as has been done for centuries in the Andean region.
Better food systems are required in order to defeat hunger and malnutrition around the globe was the key message coming from the observance of World Food Day at FAO headquarters.
FAO has signed a new partnership agreement with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).