Director-General, addressing agriculture ministers from around the world, emphasizes need for digital revolution to promote access to new technologies by to work in favor of smallholders
FAO Director-General highlights the importance of focusing on the troubled areas of the Sahel
FAO Director-General calls for the transformation of production and consumption models to combat hunger, obesity and other forms of malnutrition
FAO Food Price Index posted a decline in 2018 as only cereal quotations increased

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FAO and University of Chile will promote sustainable development in the agri-food sector

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the University of Chile will join efforts in the areas of research, training, and technology transfer.


Sites in Iran, Morocco and Spain recognized as important for the world’s agricultural heritage

A traditional saffron cultivation system in Iran, an argan-based agro-pastoral system in Morocco, and an ancient olive trees system in Spain today won recognition from FAO as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS).


New UN resolutions sharpen focus on plant health, food safety and pulses

The UN General Assembly approved three new resolutions creating these awareness-raising initiatives, focused on plant health, food safety and pulses.