Reducing food loss and waste through sustainable cold chains – new video

Lack of effective refrigeration directly results in the loss of 526 million tons of food production, or 12 per cent of the global total.  In a world where the number of hungry people is rising, yet tonnes of edible food is lost, [...]

Agriculture and food systems finally on the table at COP27

23/11/2022 FAO led events and hosted the Food and Agriculture Pavilion with CGIAR and the Rockefeller Foundation at the 2-week UN Climate Conference in Sharm-el Sheikh A shift towards sustainable, climate-resilient food production and consumption based on healthy diets would reduce health [...]

Amid food and climate crises, investing in sustainable food cold chains crucial

Sharm el-Sheikh – As food insecurity and global warming rise, governments, international development partners and industry should invest in sustainable food cold chains to decrease hunger, provide livelihoods to communities, and adapt to climate change, the UN said today. Launched today [...]

Renewable energy for agrifood systems: how cross-sector partnerships are driving action and investments

When we think of food, we don’t typically think about the energy it takes to produce it. But in fact production and agriculture consume about 30% of the world’s energy production – primarily fossil fuels. And of the total greenhouse [...]

WEBINAR: Renewable energy for agrifood systems. Assessment and mapping tools to guide decision-making

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) would like to invite you to this webinar in the context of the work on Agri-food Systems, [...]

Powering Seychelles: bioenergy as a renewable solution

“We are already seeing our islands disappear. That’s the reality we are facing.”In March 2022, Seychelles President Wavel Ramakalawan gave this stark warning to the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum. Highlighting the extreme vulnerability of small island developing states (SIDS) [...]

How can the production and use of bioenergy contribute to nutrition security?

Nutrition security and access to modern energy are key elements of the international development agenda. Modern bioenergy is recognized as an important component of the sustainable, renewable energy mix. It is produced from organic matter, which inherently links it to [...]

How bioenergy can contribute to sustainable forests and green energy towards zero emissions

 FAO, the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) co-organized last 4 May a Special session at the XV World Forestry Congress, to highlight  links between sustainable forests and sustainable bioenergy. Sustainable bioenergy plays a crucial role [...]

Forests and trees can help us recover from multiple crises, new FAO report says - State of the World’s Forests Report 2022 details three pathways we must follow to unlock their potential

02/05/2022Seoul/Rome - With the world facing multiple crises including, COVID-19, conflicts, climate crisis and biodiversity loss, our forests can help us recover from their impact, but only if we step up action to unlock their potential. In a key report [...]

Energy and gender: a crucial connection

Greater female empowerment can have a massive impact in terms of food security, childhood nutrition, improved educational outcomes and more sustainable food systems. Energy has a key part to play in bringing about this change. Globally women comprise over 37 percent [...]
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