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May 2015 - FAO with WFP and IFAD is leading UN participation at EXPO Milan 2015, which sees 20 additional agencies participating. The Expo Milano 2015 theme “Feeding the plant, Energy for life” links strongly with the UN’s mission to fight global hunger, malnutrition and poverty offering the UN an excellent opportunity to showcase its work and ...more
May 2015 - Healthy soils are critical for global food production, but we are not paying enough attention to this important "silent ally," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said on the eve of World Soil Day, to be celebrated on 5 December. Healthy soils not only are the foundation for food, fuel, fibre ...more
May 2015 - Soils host a quarter of our planet's biodiversity. Soil is one of nature's most complex ecosystems: it contains a myriad of organisms which interact and contribute to the global cycles that make all life possible.
May 2015 - Data on food availablity.
Apr 2015 - Somalia in 2014 exported a record 5 million livestock to markets in the Gulf of Arabia thanks to heavy investments in animal disease prevention backed by the European Union and the United Kingdom. This is the highest number of live animals exported from Somalia in the last 20 years. The export ...more
Apr 2015 - One large egg (50gr) provides the daily requirements* of 27% selenium, 25% vitamin B12, 23% choline, 15% riboflavin, 13% protein, 11% phosphorus, 9% vitamin D. * Based on approximate averages for adult male/female from 5 databases (Australia, Canada, China, EU, USA)
Apr 2015 - Soils deliver ecosystem services that enable life on Earth.
Apr 2015 - This infographic illustrates how soil is formed.
Mar 2015 - Healthy soils are the foundation of the food system. Our soils are the basis for agriculture and the medium in which nearly all food-producing plants grow. Healthy soils produce healthy crops that in turn nourish people and animals. Indeed, soil quality is directly linked to food quality and quantity. With a ...more
Soil is a non-renewable resource. Its preservation is essential for food security and our sustainable future
Mar 2015 - Soil is a finite resource, meaning its loss and degradation is not recoverable within a human lifespan. As a core component of land resources, agricultural development and ecological sustainability, it is the basis for food, feed, fuel and fibre production and for many critical ecosystem services. It is therefore a ...more