News archive 2013
The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) is donating £10 million to FAO humanitarian projects in Syria and Lebanon.
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).
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.