Partnership adds powerful L-band radar data to FAO’s geospatial toolkit to monitor forests around the world
Ravenous swarms threaten entire East Africa subregion - FAO scales up its emergency response
FAO Director-General hails agreement to establish the international body to promote digital technologies for sustainable agriculture and food security
FAO Director-General emphasizes need for efficiency gains and balance between agriculture and environmental factors

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World food prices continue rising in December

The FAO Food Price Index rose 2.5 percent in December to reach its highest level in five years. The prime driver was an increase in quotations for palm oil for use as a biofuel.


FAO welcomes global recognition of fruits, vegetables, tea and food loss and waste

The UN General Assembly adopted resolutions designating 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, 21 May as International Tea Day and 29 September as International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, following requests made by the FAO Conference


Global production of wood products posts highest growth in 70 years

The global production and trade of major wood products such as industrial roundwood, sawnwood and wood-based panels have surged to their highest level since the Food and Agriculture Organization began recording forest statistics in 1947.