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September 22nd, 2014

World Food Day discussion: Family Farming in the 21st Century

FAO North America and National Geographic are teaming up to host an event on Family Farming in the 21st Century in Washington, DC on October 22nd, 2014. Find out more information and RSVP here. 

September 16th, 2014

The State of Food Insecurity 2014

The latest FAO estimates indicate that global hunger reduction continues: about 805 million people are estimated to be chronically undernourished in 2012–14, down more than 100 million over the last decade, and 209 million lower than in 1990–92. 

August 4th, 2014

FAO Provides Mid-Year Overview of Humanitarian Assistance and Appeals

The FAO Emergency and Rehabilitation Division published its mid-year overview of FAO’s participation in 15 humanitarian appeals. It highlights critical challenges facing agriculture and food security, priority actions to address those challenges and related funding requirements in places like South...

July 25th, 2014

Texas A&M University System joins forces with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The agreement will allow them to work together to combat world hunger by building capacity for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in developing countries.

July 8th, 2014

Momentum builds to achieve more Millennium Development Goals by end of 2015: UN report

With many MDG targets met and aid monies hitting record highs, other lagging targets need final push to seize on results and available solutions.

New York, 7 July 2014

Millions of people’s lives have improved due to concerted global, regional, national and...

June 30th, 2014

Communications Internship in Washington, DC

Come join the FAO team in Washington, DC!   

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Liaison Office for North America is accepting applications for a Communications Intern to work from September 2014 through February 2015 (for 6 months) on...

June 23rd, 2014

The State of the World's Forests

"This 2014 edition of SOFO focuses on the socioeconomic benefits derived from forests," said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. "Let me say this clearly: we cannot ensure food security or sustainable development without preserving and using forest resources responsibly,"...

June 3rd, 2014

State of the World's Forest Genetic Resources

FAO urges countries to improve data gathering and research to promote the conservation and sustainable management of the world's forest genetic resources, which are coming under increasing pressure. According to the first-ever edition of The State of the World's Forest...

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