Highlights archive

04/11/2019

The implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda is just at the onset. Pursuing the wide and ambitious Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs) calls for timely and effective policy actions in a quickly evolving world. In this context, the ability to [...]

17/10/2019

Reducing food loss and waste is an important target of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as a means to achieve other SDG targets, in particular relating to food security, nutrition and environmental sustainability. On the occasion of the release [...]

11/10/2019

In recent years, multiple disasters have imposed devastating consequences on agriculture, food security and the livelihoods of millions of farmers, pastoralists, fishers and forest-dependent communities. From the 2015/16 El Niño and resulting hazards worldwide to the exceptionally strong 2017 hurricane [...]

03/10/2019

For the first time, FAO’s major publications series are presented together in a user-friendly catalogue. The catalogue features all of the most active series, both new and long-standing, and is divided into areas of work, including agriculture, forestry, fisheries, trade [...]

27/08/2019

Today, billions of people are still living without safe water for their households, schools, farms and workplaces. The rural poor are among those who suffer the most. They are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access [...]

09/08/2019

There are currently 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world, the largest young population ever. On the occasion of International Youth Day (12 August), have a look at FAO’s selection of publications relating to youth [...]

08/07/2019

The English edition of Inside FAO: A truly global forum is now available. The publication, already available in Italian, showcases the archeology, history and art of FAO’s headquarters in Rome. Through spectacular photographs and expert commentary, the book presents FAO’s unique [...]

03/07/2019

The June 2019 edition of the FAO publications catalogue is now available, including the brand new FAO: Challenges and opportunities in a global world and Inside FAO: A truly global forum. The online version includes links to all publications, related press releases [...]

06/06/2019

With some 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, and around 420 000 deaths, unsafe food represents a threat to human health, as well as to economies. Consumers have the right to expect that food available on domestic markets is [...]

20/05/2019

Pollination is the highest agricultural contributor to yields worldwide. Three out of four crops across the globe depend, at least in part, on pollinators. On the occasion of World Bee Day, here is a selection of FAO publications offering guidance, [...]

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