To tackle the interrelated drivers of hunger, coherent, bottom-up approaches are key
FAO delivered a statement from the floor during the UN ECOSOC Management Segment today, alluding to the critical work of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and the UN Nutrition network. Today saw the meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Management Segment, convened to discuss and integrate key...
World's primary forum for fisheries and aquaculture meets for first time since pandemic
FAO Director-General highlights challenges and opportunities facing the sector at COFI Sub-Committee on Fish Trade.
As rains fail again, catastrophic hunger looms over Somalia
Food insecurity and malnutrition worsen across Somalia as risk of famine increases amid historic fourth failed rainy season.
Mali’s food stocks, water and pastures under severe stress, urgent livelihood support needed
In a virtual briefing from New York to Member States and humanitarian partners on the situation on Mali, FAO categorically stressed the need to make agriculture and livelihood support a priority. Support is urgently needed to restore food production at the household and community levels, FAO said at today’s humanitarian briefing...
FAO and WFP warn of looming widespread food crisis as hunger threatens stability in dozens of countries
Conflict, weather extremes, economic shocks, the lingering impacts of COVID-19, and the ripple effects from the war in Ukraine push millions of people in countries across the world into poverty and hunger.
Open letter by FAO Director-General, on occasion of World Environment Day
Statement by Dr. QU Dongyu on this year's theme “Only One Earth” calling for “sustainable living in harmony with nature”.
Amidst uncertainty in global commodity prices, export restrictions to be kept at bay
At a press briefing today from New York, journalists heard from Máximo Torero, FAO Chief Economist, who spoke on the Food Price Index update for May and its implications for world food commodity markets ahead. World food commodity prices saw a modest decline in May, says the latest update of the FAO...
FAO Food Price Index dips in May
Benchmark measure shows international prices for vegetable oils and dairy products down, while up for wheat, rice and poultry meat.
Advancing an ecosystem approach to fisheries management
The ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAF) played a center role in FAO’s engagement during the 15th Round of Informal Consultations of State Parties to the UN Fish Stocks Agreement (UNFSA), taking place in New York last 17-19 May. Earlier last month, the 15th Round of Informal Consultations of State Parties to the United...
The Sudan: FAO scales up response to soaring acute food insecurity exacerbated by potential impacts of the war in Ukraine
FAO welcomes a $12 million contribution from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, more funds are urgently needed to avert hunger crisis.
Doubling global potato production in 10 years is possible
FAO Director-General QU Dongyu’s keynote speech to World Potato Congress in Ireland points to seeds, yields and poverty reduction.
Bringing the benefits of digital agriculture to all: FAO joins the Digital Public Goods Alliance
Membership will help FAO contribute to making digital tools and knowledge products more accessible to farmers.
Gender equality is key to transform agrifood systems and fight hunger
FAO Director-General QU Dongyu addresses inaugural High-Level Dialogue by the Food Coalition.
FAO unveils new public tool based on agricultural census data
New FAOSTAT domain allows for easier assessment of trends in agriculture sectors around the world.
Global Soil Partnership: Ten years of promoting the foundation of global agrifood systems
Launch of global black soils map and new key targets for 2030
International Tea Day 2022: FAO underlines the need for greater sustainability
Empowerment of women and youth working in the tea sector is also crucial, FAO Director-General says.
FAO highlights need to consider rural dimensions at the International Migration Review Forum
Revisit FAO’s engagements during the first IMRF, at the crossroads of human mobility, rural development, and the need to transform our agrifood systems. The first quadrennial International Migration Review Forum 2022 (IMRF) took place in New York from 17-20 May. Convened by the UN General Assembly, the IMRF serves as the...
Bees and pollinators: small creatures but great allies on earth
FAO marks World Bee Day 2022 with a focus on protecting the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems.
UN Security Council meeting: Agriculture is key to lasting peace and security, FAO says
Director-General QU Dongyu notes that conflict remains the main driver of global hunger
Time to transform agrifood systems in response to multiple shocks and worsening food security
FAO Director-General outlines steps to make agrifood systems more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable at ministerial-level event in New York