Pietro Gennari, Chief Statistician at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), talks to UN radio about the importance of tracking progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and how FAO is developing new indicators that countries can adopt to help measure areas from food insecurity to the sustainable management of...
FAO efforts to support countries implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was the main topic of discussion on a visit to Rome by Thomas Gass, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs. In a series of meetings on 15 and 16 March, Mr Gass met with FAO staff...
Measuring up to the SDGs
A new publication presents FAO’s work in developing and strengthening indicators that measure food, agriculture and the sustainable use of natural resources. Booklet: FAO and the SDGs: Indicators - Measuring up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development On 25 September 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted the...
Food insecurity and poverty pose major challenge to goal of ending hunger by 2030 in sub-Saharan Africa
Some 153 million people, representing about 26 percent of the population above 15 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa, suffered from severe food insecurity in 2014-15, according to a new FAO report
Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report out today.