World experts agree improved crop varieties need to go hand-in-hand with eco-friendly farming systems
Horizontal cooperation between countries of the global South is increasingly important to meeting the sustainable development challenges of our time, according to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
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.