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
New agreement will foster knowledge-sharing and technology transfer to address climate change and food security

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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.


The Russian Federation donates $3million to boost food security and nutrition in Syria

The donation will enable FAO to support 60,000 vulnerable households in the area of Aleppo, who were severely impacted by the crisis, to restore their production capacity and improve their food security and nutrition.