2013 saw record levels of global wood pellet and wood-based panel production
Latest indications confirm that world cereal production will reach an all-time record of more than 2.5 billion tonnes in 2014, according to FAO's latest Crop Prospects and Food Situation Report. However, the report also warns that food insecurity is worsening in a number of countries due to civil conflicts, adverse weather and the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak.
Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved 92 percent progress toward the the World Food Summit goal of halving the total number of people suffering hunger and final push is needed to fully achieve it, according to a new FAO report.
Through the Global Bioenergy Partnership, FAO is helping countries to better assess the possible risks and benefits of bioenergy. In this interview, Michela Morese of FAO's energy team talks about recent FAO work in Colombia and Indonesia to test bioenergy sustainability indicators.