FAO publishes Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Farmers Varieties/Landraces
FAO joint projects worth $161 million to support carbon sequestration and small scale farmers'resilience
The percentage of people with obesity tripled since 1975 and hunger increased 11 percent in the last four years, according to the Panorama of Food and Nutritional Security 2019.
Priority areas for cooperation include forestry, natural resources, biodiversity and climate change

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Innovation needed to end food loss and global hunger

The Director-General gave the keynote speech to the Vatican's Conference on Food Loss and Waste Reduction hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Rome. Pope Francis has described food waste as scandalous and called for urgent economic and social initiatives to end hunger


Global treaty critical for saving disappearing plants amid climate change

International co-operation and information sharing was essential for saving plants and ensuring crop diversity to protect farmers’ livelihoods, FAO’s Deputy Director-General for Climate and Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo, said today.


Helping countries better monitor and report on forest and land-use under the Paris Climate Agreement

FAO today launched a new $7.1 million project supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to make forest data more accessible, transparent and available, and, in particular, help developing countries to meet the Paris Climate Agreement’s enhanced transparency requirements.