24 April 2015, Rome--- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva addressed the Italian politicians on the dramatic impact of climate change on people's lives. This year's diplomatic agenda includes a new set of Sustainable Development Goals and the December Conference of the Parties (COP) summit organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Speaking in the Italian Parliament Mr. Graziano da Silva stressed the contribution of climate-related factors to intensified food insecurity for many of the world's most vulnerable people -- worsening situations that were already quite dramatic.
The World Expo has always been a showcase for state-of-the-art building, science and technology. Ever since the Eiffel Tower was constructed as the gateway to Paris’s World Fair of 1889 or the world’s first telephone was displayed at the Chicago World Fair of 1893, people have looked to the World Expo as a source of inspiration. The fair is a place of innovation, as the Austrian pavilion at this year’s World Expo in Milan demonstrates. As today (the 22nd of April) marks ‘Earth Day’, we take you inside the soon-to-be-opened EXPO site, to show you how the (...)
15 April 2015, Rome--- As the conflict escalates almost 11 million people in Yemen are severely food insecure. Millions more are at risk of not meeting their basic food needs. This is according to the latest food security assessment released by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. The report also indicates that approximately 10.6 million Yemenis are currently food insecure, as increasing conflict in nearly all major towns across the country drive food prices up and disrupts agricultural production. About 16 million out of 26 million people - more than half of Yemen’s population - is in need (...)
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