26 October 2016, Rome--- The International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS) is organized every three years, starting from 1998, under the auspices of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) Committee on Agricultural Statistics. The conference convenes senior agricultural statisticians from all over the world, mainly representatives from national statistical offices and ministries of agriculture. ICAS conferences are open to all producers, suppliers, trainers and users of agricultural statistics, such as economists, statisticians, agronomists, researchers, analysts and decision-makers from government entities, academia, development partners and international organisations. This year's the ICAS VII focuses on the "Modernization of Agricultural Statistics in Support of (...)
24 October 2016, Port-au-Prince/Rome --- It has been just over two weeks now since Haiti, the Caribbean’s second most populous country, was hit by hurricane Matthew. This was a category-4 hurricane, making it the most power storm to hit the country in over 50 years. High winds and torrential rains have left several hundred dead and over a million people in desperate need of humanitarian aid. Today, Haiti’s National Coordination for Food Security, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture (FAO) have released their food security assessment for the country.
17 October 2016, Rome--- The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has just released its latest report on the State of Food and Agriculture for 2016. Based on the latest figures, the Organization is calling for sweeping action to be taken now in order to ward off the risk of future food insecurity in the world. Agriculture, including forestry, fisheries and livestock, generate around a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. According to the report climate change will expose both urban and rural poor to higher and more volatile food prices. It will also affect food availability by reducing the (...)
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