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Aug 2014 - Today, wheat is grown on more land area than any other commercial crop and continues to be the most important food grain source for humans. FAOSTAT provides free access to food and agriculture data for 245 countries and 35 regions from 1961.
Jul 2014 - Undernourishment or chronic hunger is the inability of persons to consume enough food sufficient to meet dietary energy requirements.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use in Latin America & the Caribbean
Jul 2014 - Food Security and Agriculture face major challenges under climate change, in terms of expected negative impacts on productivity as well as implementation of sectoral actions to limit global warming. Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise – although not as fast as emissions from other human activities. Better national data on ...more
Jun 2014 - Forests and family farms are part of an integrated productive system for indigenous peoples, local forest communities, and smallholders living in forested landscapes. Together forests and family farms deliver ecosystem services and benefits for livelihoods and well-being. The infographics illustrates the relationship between forests and family farms and highlights the advantages ...more
Jun 2014 - A unique, Africa-led fund to improve agriculture and food security across the continent has become a reality. Officially launched in June 2013 with funding totalling over US $ 40 million from Equatorial Guinea, Angola and group of civil society organizations in the Republic of Congo.
Jun 2014 - Countries continue to prioritize sustainable forest management and are pursuing more people-oriented approaches. However, concrete measures and capacity building are needed for effective implementation.
May 2014 - Urgent action is needed to conserve and sustainably manage forest genetic resources Forest genetic resources are the heritable materials maintained within and among trees and other woody plant species that are of actual or potential economic, environmental, scientific or societal value.
May 2014 - More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new FAO report published today. According to the latest edition of FAO’s The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, global ...more
May 2014 - Family farming is inextricably linked to national and global food security. Both in developing and developed countries, family farming is the predominant form of agriculture in the food production sector. Family farming includes all family-based agricultural activities, and it is linked to several areas of rural development.
May 2014 - Somalia is a complex political, security, and development environment, and much of its recent past has been marked by poverty, famine, and recurring violence. The country has existed in a state of armed conflict of one form or another since 1991.