News archive 2020

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The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks prices in the international prices of the most commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 165.5 points in April, some 3.4 percent lower than the previous month and almost 10 percent lower than January.
7-05-2020
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The key findings of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 (FRA 2020) have been released today together with an interactive publication called “A Fresh Perspective: Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020.”
7-05-2020
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Beyond the COVID-19 health emergency, a recession looms, and countries ought to take measures now to soften the longer-term impacts on hunger and food insecurity, a new FAO policy brief says.
30-04-2020
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In this interview, we speak with Mike Robson, FAO Representative in Syria about the COVID-19 pandemic and what it could mean for a country such as Syria, which is on a long road to recovery after nine years of crisis.
29-04-2020
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FAO Director-General QU Dongyu has thanked the Russian Federation for boosting the fight against the Desert Locust outbreak in East Africa by making a $10 million contribution to support FAO operations in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda.
28-04-2020
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The forestry industry must take steps to improve its safety record and promote decent rural employment in support of the Sustainable Development Agenda, according to a new FAO paper published today on World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
28-04-2020
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In this interview, we speak with Coumba Sow, FAO Resilience Coordinator for West Africa, about the COVID-19 pandemic and what it could mean for millions of people already grappling with hunger and conflict in West Africa.
27-04-2020
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FAO is publishing, in partnership with French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD France) El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) effects on fisheries and aquaculture.
22-04-2020
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“Preserving access to safe food and nutrition is an essential part of the health response,” FAO's DG said, speaking on behalf of the RBAs to the Extraordinary Virtual G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting on Food Security and Nutrition held today by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
21-04-2020
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Today an international alliance of UN, governmental, and nongovernmental agencies working to address the root causes of extreme hunger have released a new edition of their annual Global Report on Food Crises.
21-04-2020