17 October 2014, Rome---The National Geographic Society and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations are teaming up to raise awareness on food and agriculture issues. The Future of Food series examines the topic of feeding a booming population and covers the complex issues surrounding food around the world.
16 October 2014, Rome--- The State of Food and Agriculture for 2014 has been released today by FAO. This year’s topic: Innovation in Family Farming. There are more than 570 million farms in the world. Over 500 million of those are family run farms. While the United Nations has declared 2014 as the international year of Family farming, the topic is garnering more and more attention as new research and analysis emerge about the role of family farmers in global food security. However, as this latest report acknowledges, definitions of family farming and how to tackle the (...)
16 October 2014, Rome--- In 1979, World Food Day was established by FAO's Member Countries. Every year since then a theme has been chosen to focus public attention on a subject that is crucial to food security. The theme for 2014 is “Family farming: feeding the world, caring for the earth”. Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and His Excellency John Kufuor, former President of the Republic of Ghana, participated in the World Food Day ceremony as keynote speakers.
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