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12 June 2014, Rome - As hundreds of millions of people around the world continue to suffer from hunger and malnutrition, governments should make stronger commitments at the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to ensure healthier diets for all, the heads of FAO and WHO said today.

11 June 2014, Rome – Countries took a major step forward in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing today as they endorsed a set of international guidelines that will hold states more accountable for the activities of fishing vessels flying their flags.

10 June 2014, Rome - Countries today endorsed a set of wide-reaching guidelines that will boost the already vital role of small-scale fishers in contributing to global food security, nutrition and poverty eradication.

9 June 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva opened a meeting of the world's only inter-governmental forum on fisheries and aquaculture issues, calling for urgent action to address climate change and other threats to sustainable fisheries and fish stocks.

9 June 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva opened a meeting of the world's only inter-governmental forum on fisheries and aquaculture issues, calling for urgent action to address climate change and other threats to sustainable fisheries and fish stocks.

From the Field

Livestock Family Farming in the Caribbean - The Jamaican experience with meat goat production. The 2-year project implemented by FAO and funded by the EU had the overall objective of reducing pest practices and innovation in husbandry, breeding, housing, and nutrition of goats to reduce poverty and enhance food security for vulnerable groups through the improved availability of safe, affordable, and nutritious food for the rural population and urban poor. The project focused on a market-driven strategy for increased small ruminant production in family farms.

Sustainable Management of Tuna Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction - This project seeks to achieve sustainable and efficient tuna fisheries production and biodiversity conservation with an ecosystem approach. The project is implemented with the collaboration of GEF, the World Bank and UNEP among other partners.

 


Activities and Resources by Region

Did you know?

  • In Samoa and Fiji, coconut trees and their products account for 30% of GDP and the majority of small-scale farmers are dependent on coconuts for their livelihoods
  • In the Caribbean and Pacific islands, more than 50% of the population lives within 1.5 km of the coast. Climate change and sea level rise constitute pressing challenges for sustainable development
  • Timor-Leste is the 1st country in Asia-Pacific to join the Zero-hunger Challenge

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