17 January 2017, Rome/Berlin--- The high-level Global Forum for Food and Agriculture convenes this week in Berlin, Germany with a special focus this year on water scarcity. UN Food Agency – FAO – says it will be calling on decision makers in the global agri-food industry to strength efforts to combat a looming water crisis. According to FAO, agriculture is the largest water user globally. They say a united global action plan is essential to ensuring a sustainable world water supply going forward. The three day event runs from January 19th to the 21st in parallel to Berlin’s Green Week, (...)
16 December 2016, Rome--- The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization is hosting a high-level event today at its headquarters in Rome, Italy, to address the structural causes and consequences of gender inequality in rural areas. According to FAO, achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment is an absolute precondition to breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger. The event is being organized by FAO and the European Union, in close collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the World Food Programme and UN Women.
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