Open, predictable and fair global food markets can help strengthen climate change response efforts and contribute to fighting hunger, says new report
The process is part of the Rotterdam Convention to protect human health and environment
FAO Director-General addressing a workshop at the Vatican calls for public policies that target obesity and overweight

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Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 released today.


Countries reaffirm political will to globally eradicate Peste des petits ruminants

The decision to reaffirm this international political engagement and encourage resource partners to join the fight against the disease came at the global conference: Partnering and investing for a PPR-free world, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and hosted by the European Commission in Brussels.


FAO Food Price Index holds steady in August

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 167.6 points in August, virtually unchanged from its revised estimate for July and 5.4 percent below its level in August 2017. The FAO Cereal Price Index rose 4.0 percent during the month, with wheat prices rising twice as much.