Increased vigilance, strict monitoring and early control needed to prevent further swarms forming and spread along both sides of the Red Sea
Pontiff stresses importance of “science with conscience" in service of the poor
237 million people affected in sub-Saharan Africa, straining global and continental hunger eradication efforts
New $93 million contribution from Saudi Arabia is a boost for sustainable rural development efforts

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International push to improve food safety

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development, world leaders said at today’s opening session of the First International Food Safety Conference, in Addis Ababa.


African Union honours FAO’s Director-General for contribution to Zero Hunger vision in Africa

The African Union (AU) today awarded FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva with a special certificate of recognition for his contribution towards the eradication of hunger in Africa and the sustainable development of the continent’s agriculture sectors.


In 2019, FAO aims to provide 32 million people with livelihoods support to keep them on their feet

As global hunger numbers have continued to rise driven by the proliferation of conflicts and climate-related shocks, FAO is seeking $940 million to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world’s most food-insecure populations.