News archive 2020

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The UN leaders renewed their commitment virtually at the Fourth Informal Joint Meeting of the FAO Council, the IFAD Executive Board and the WFP Executive Board. It was the first time the heads of the three UN Rome-based agencies (RBA) had met since WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2020 on Friday.
12-10-2020
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A doubling of current levels of international aid could lift 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, according to new research by FAO with ZEF, Cornell University, IFPRI and IISD.
12-10-2020
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On the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme
9-10-2020
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The FAO Food Price Index averaged 97.9 points during the month, up 2.1 percent from August and 5.0 percent higher than its value in September 2019.
8-10-2020
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed a $3 million contribution from Germany and Sweden to help farmers in the world's most vulnerable countries fight the impact of climate change and to build sustainability.
8-10-2020
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Transformational change is needed in the way we manage our forests and their biodiversity, produce and consume our foods and interact with nature, if we want to build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This was the key message of a speech delivered today by FAO Director-General QU Dongyu at the 25th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO).
5-10-2020
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and CropLife International today renewed and strengthened their commitment to work together and find new ways to transform agri-food systems and promote rural development through on the ground investment and innovation.
2-10-2020
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Biodiversity underpins most of the world’s economic activities, particularly in the agri-food sector, so the pace of its erosion must be contrasted with holistic and collective efforts, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said at UN Summit on Biodiversity.
30-09-2020
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At the global event marking today the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and their partners urged everyone to do more to reduce food loss and waste or risk an even greater drop in food security and natural resources.
29-09-2020
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New partnership aims to foster innovation and entrepreneurship, drive sustainable development and strengthen livelihoods in rural areas. It will also contribute to the development of the FAO’s Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), and support the Coalition of Fragile Ecosystems (COFE).
29-09-2020