News archive 2014
Countries took a major step forward in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing today as they endorsed a set of international guidelines that will hold states more accountable for the activities of fishing vessels flying their flags.
Countries today endorsed a set of wide-reaching guidelines that will boost the already vital role of small-scale fishers in contributing to global food security, nutrition and poverty eradication.
FAO Director-General tells Committee on Fisheries sustainable fisheries and aquaculture crucial to food security and nutrition.
Norway is to build one of the most advanced research vessels in the world as part of an ongoing project with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support developing countries improve the management of their fisheries.
Shifting world agriculture to a "climate-smart" approach will not only help prevent future food security crises but holds the promise of sparking economic and agricultural renewal in rural areas where hunger and poverty are most prevalent.
FAO is scaling up its emergency response operations in South Sudan despite problems of access and insecurity in parts of the country.
Improved production and supply outlook for most commodities influence pricing.
According to the first-ever edition of The State of the World's Forest Genetic Resources report, half of the forest species reported as regularly utilized by countries are threatened by the conversion of forests to pastures and farmland, overexploitation, and the impacts of climate change.
FAO calls for urgent action to scale up support amid already dire situation affecting large numbers of people.
A new FAO methodology can help channel international climate change funding to grasslands restoration, trapping atmospheric carbon and improving livelihoods