News archive 2014
Weather and Black Sea tensions push prices to 10-month highs.
As populations expand and food requirements continue to rise, the world cannot afford to continue squandering one third of total agricultural production. Coordinated and forceful actions are called for, and in many cases, the private sector will need to take the lead.
The impact of climate change on food production figured prominently in the words of FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, as he addressed the opening of the Organization’s Regional Conference for Europe here today, attended by delegations from 46 countries.
Cabo Verde Prime Minister calls for sustainable marine resources management, especially in Small Island Developing States
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde, José Maria Pereira Neves, underlined the critical importance of sustainable marine resource management as he visited FAO headquarters in Rome today.This is in line with FAO’s appeal for a new approach to marine resources management, vital to safeguard the world’s food security and promote sustainable development.
Taken as a whole and looking strictly at caloric intake, the 53-country Europe and Central Asia region should see the prevalence of hunger fall to less than 1 percent by 2050. Yet a closer look reveals persistent nutrition problems in some of the countries today.
United Kingdom gives $13.7 million to FAO's emergency operations to help food producers in conflict-affected country.
Focus on 2025 Zero Hunger target for Africa, youth and inclusion.
Africa Solidarity Trust Fund to support ongoing efforts to eradicate hunger, reduce malnutrition and poverty.
More investment needed to create new opportunities for young people in the sector, FAO Director-General tells Regional Conference.
Despite important economic progress and agricultural successes, Africa remains the world’s most food insecure continent, with relatively low levels of agricultural productivity, low rural incomes, and high rates of malnutrition, FAO said today.