FAO in North America

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December 4th, 2014

2015 International Year of Soils

The UN has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. FAO estimates that a third of all soils are degraded, due to erosion, compaction, soil sealing, salinization, soil organic matter and nutrient depletion, acidification, pollution and other processes caused by unsustainable...

November 13th, 2014

Accelerating the Impact of South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Food Security in Post-2015

FAO will host a session on “Accelerating the Impact of South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Food Security Post-2015.” We will showcase compelling, innovative and concrete South-South and Triangular Cooperation initiatives that have been tested and disseminated in the global South.

October 27th, 2014

The State of Food and Agriculture 2014

The State of Food and Agriculture 2014: Innovation in family farming analyses family farms and the role of innovation in ensuring global food security, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. 

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...

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