New Corporate Framework on Rural Extreme Poverty launched
On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, FAO’s head stresses need to use both “simple solutions” and hi-tech tools to prevent a drought from turning into famine
Through FAO, the EU will provide €15 million for vulnerable farmers

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Record number of people facing critical lack of food in South Sudan

The number of people facing a critical lack of food in South Sudan is the highest ever, three United Nations agencies warned today.


New funding boosts efforts to combat deforestation, desertification, climate change and strengthen food systems

The funding stems from the GEF's Council meeting in Washington this week where governments approved two separate Work Programs totalling some $966 million, the biggest allocation in GEF's history. This will benefit 91 nations, including 30 Least Developed Countries and 32 Small Island Developing States (SIDS).


FAO and Seeds&Chips join forces to promote youth’s active engagement in sustainable development

FAO and the Italian innovation global platform Seeds & Chips have joined forces to promote food innovation and education, with a strong focus on strengthening youth engagement and awareness-raising initiatives to fight hunger and malnutrition and achieve sustainable development.