FAO and the Global Pulse Confederation agree to bolster production and consumption of nutritious pulse crops
Scaling-up renewable energy use to boost Zero Hunger and climate actions
Members approve new Office of Innovation, Office for SIDS/LDCs/LLDCs and Biodiversity Cluster
Geospatial data and global network of partnerships produces new insights on more than 40 percent of the earth’s surface

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World food prices jump in November

The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 177.2 points over November, up 2.7 percent from October and 9.5 percent from the same period a year earlier.


Hand-in-Hand Initiative creates a new business model for partners to work together to end poverty and hunger

FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu today pointed to the UN agency's new Hand-in-Hand Initiative as an innovative business model and a unique opportunity through which partners across the public, private and other sectors can work together to end poverty and hunger and build prosperity in developing countries.


FAO scales up fight against Fall Armyworm

FAO launched today a three-year Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control to scale up efforts to curb the growing spread of the invasive pest which is causing serious damage to food production and affecting millions of farmers across the world.