News archive 2013
Urgent collaboration along the entire food chain is needed if the world is to address the problem of food waste and losses, a high-level seminar heard in Rome today.
The creation of a global partnership to help ensure that the world’s fish supplies can keep pace with booming demand has received a green light from FAO’s Sub-Committee on Aquaculture.
Committee on World Food Security also stresses policy and investment support for smallholder farmers and producers
FAO Director-General has asked private sector to support anti-crisis hunger trust in a private sector partnerships meeting held today. The fund will allow private sector companies to financially contribute to the organization's work and support FAO projects and programmes.
As many as 4 million people in rural areas of Madagascar are food insecure following this year’s reduced harvest. Production of rice – the Indian Ocean island’s staple – and maize has been badly hit by erratic weather and a locust invasion. A further 9.6 million people are at risk of food insecurity, say two United Nations agencies.
An innovative partnership in five African countries is breaking new ground in the fight against hunger and malnutrition by sourcing food for school meals to production by small-scale farmers.
The world’s food price problems are not over despite a current market lull, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a ministerial meeting on international food prices attended by some 30 agriculture ministers in Rome.
International platform promotes policy convergence for better food security