Highlights archive

07/03/2018

Women make significant contributions to the rural economy throughout the world. Their roles differ across regions, yet they have consistently less access than men to the resources and opportunities they need. Achieving gender equality and empowering women in agriculture is [...]

07/02/2018

From the annual hunger report, completely re-geared to provide a broader understanding of food security and nutrition, to the first in a new series on the future of food and agriculture, FAO produced over 700 publications in 2017. These can [...]

16/01/2018

Every year 75 billion tonnes of fertile soil are lost to erosion. It is expensive and labour-intensive to monitor this invaluable resource using conventional methods, which is why the Joint FAO/ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Programme on Nuclear Techniques [...]

21/12/2017

FAO recently launched the Agricultural Development Economics Technical Study series, which provides policy-oriented assessments and analyses on food security and nutrition, resilience, climate-smart agriculture, agribusiness and rural transformation. The series explores the implications of the global trends and challenges that affect [...]

18/12/2017

Recent FAO titles illustrate the role of resilient agricultural livelihoods in addressing the drivers of migration, including rural poverty, food insecurity, inequality, unemployment and climate change. Migration is a growing and complex global phenomenon, with millions of people moving each year. [...]

11/12/2017

Lessons learned from FAO field projects on watershed management Watershed management in action: Lessons learned from FAO field projects looks at how 12 projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America are devising local solutions to global challenges. A watershed is characterized not [...]

11/12/2017

In a context of increasing global agricultural trade, FAO’s data and analyses provide timely insights into key policy questions. Based on country case studies, the Commodities and Development Report 2017, co-published with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development [...]

06/12/2017

The Story of the FAO Library – 65th Anniversary 1952–2017 is a journey through the events that led to what has become one of the world’s finest collections of materials (both digital and print) on food, agriculture and international development. 

13/11/2017

A selection of FAO publications on climate change and food security in the agricultural sectors – the latest on climate-smart agriculture, food waste reduction, low emission development strategies and much more. 

10/11/2017

Researching one of the least-known ocean regions of the world  This book celebrates the years of surveys and studies undertaken by the marine research vessel (RV) Dr. Fridtjof Nansen in the Western Indian Ocean, one of the least-known oceans in the [...]

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