27 June 2016, Rome--- The week-long 39th session of the international food standards-setting body, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, started today at FAO headquarters in Rome. Side-events on whole genome sequencing and food safety and the global burden of Foodborne diseases will also take place this week.
How can satellites benefit agriculture? That’s the central question In this week’s episode, in which we take a closer look at how remote sensing -- or earth monitoring from space – helps farmers and governments take smarter decisions regarding their agriculture, forestry and fisheries. We’ll hear about a new data partnership between FAO and Google, learn how agriculture experts use satellite data in the field, and how this technology has evolved with the switch from analog to digital.
17 June 2016, Rome--- An event to celebrate the World Day to Combat Desertification was held today at FAO headquarters under the theme "Protect Earth, Restore Land, Engage People". The celebration called for urgent action to reverse land degradation and achieve land degradation neutral world in the context of sustainable development.
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