News archive 2014
Civil-society organizations are key players in this week's global nutrition conference, as they are tasked with making sure political promises are kept, according to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
FAO has published a comprehensive pocketbook of nutrition-related data covering all regions of the world ahead of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place in Rome this week.
Fish farming will likely grow more than expected in the coming decade, offering a chance for improved nutrition for millions of people, especially in Asia and Africa, according to a new FAO report. Increased investment in the aquaculture sector should boost farmed-fish production by as much as 4.14 percent per year through 2022.
Wheat seeds, fertilizer and animal feed are starting to roll out to nearly 28,000 farming families in Iraq whose livelihoods have been left in tatters as a result of hostilities -- part of an FAO effort aimed at reinforcing food production and helping people recover.
One year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated coastal and farmland areas in the central Philippines, farmers and fishers are well on the road to recovery and building more resilient livelihoods.
Global staple food prices were broadly stable in October, as sugar and vegetable oil prices rose to offset declines in dairy and meat prices. The Food Price Index dipped to 192.3, technically its seventh consecutive monthly decline although only a marginal 0.2% drop from the revised September figure
Industrialization can be an important tool for poverty and hunger reduction but should not come at the expense of agricultural development, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today. “Industrial development and agriculture should complement each other,” he told participants at the Second Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Forum (ISID Forum II) in Vienna (3-4 November).
After a poor rainy season, parts of southern Somalia are now being hit by severe bouts of floods, further aggravating the already alarming food security situation in the Horn of Africa nation, experts at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have warned.
Evo Morales Ayma, current chairman of the Group of 77 and President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, urged an expansive reading of state’s duties to guarantee food, land and access to water for all during a speech during a dialogue on nutrition ahead of ICN2.
Widespread looting and insecurity in the Central African Republic have taken a heavy toll on crops, livestock and fishing.