Boosting Small Island Developing States’ ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today announced the launch of a new $5 million project supported by the FAO-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) Program...
Attention to livelihoods in emergencies is the most effective and dignified response that we can possibly mount: FAO Emergencies Chief
The COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, and conflicts have created significant food security challenges worldwide in the past years. Currently, millions of people around the world need urgent support in over 45 countries.
But just providin...
To end hunger and build a more resilient future, empowering women in agrifood systems is key
Tackling gender inequalities and empowering women across the entire agrifood system – from production to distribution and consumption – is central to reducing hunger, boosting economic development and strengthening resilience to climate and market shocks. This was the driving message from the ...
Women’s equality in agrifood systems could boost the global economy by $1 trillion, reduce food insecurity by 45 million: new FAO report
Tackling gender inequalities in agrifood systems and empowering women reduces hunger, boosts the economy, and reinforces resilience to shocks like climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, reveals a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)....
Leveraging science to minimize policy trade-offs and maximize synergies for enhanced food security
Today saw the Briefing to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on science-based evidence in support of sustainable solutions, convened by UNGA President Csaba K...
Benchmark for world food commodity prices fall in March for the twelfth month in a row
Almost half the world’s population lives in households linked to agrifood systems
Around 1.23 billion people were employed in the world’s agrifood systems in 2019, and more than three times that figure, or almost half the world’s population, live in households linked to agrifood systems, according to new
International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture closes with many concrete results
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today marked the close of a global year-long campaign focused on small-scale artisanal fishers, fishfarmers and fishworkers, underlining the need to keep the momentum going.
With over ...
Türkiye earthquakes: initial assessment indicates losses of more than 20 percent in food production
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is scaling its operations to help earthquake-hit rural communities in Türkiye and the Syrian Arab Republic sustain and recover basic food production, while assessing agricultural damage and monitoring the longer-term and indirec...
On first-ever International Day of Zero Waste, FAO puts the spotlight on bioeconomy
We must use existing biological resources more efficiently, and waste less, instead of relying on finite fossil-based resources”, the Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, told a high-level event held at the UN General Assembly to commemorate...
Iraq: Safety, credit and opportunities are all key for displaced farmers to return home
Quadripartite call to action for One Health for a safer world
Recent international health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic, mpox, Ebola outbreaks, and continued threats of other zoonotic diseases, food safety, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenges, as well as ecosystem degradation and climate change clearly demonstrate the need for resilient...
FAO welcomes the outcomes of UN 2023 Water Conference
On the last day of the UN 2023 Water Conference, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) welcomed the outcomes of the three-day meeting and reaffirmed its commitment to actively follow up agreed actions in the new
UN 2023 Water Conference: FAO calls for responsive and innovative drought financing mechanisms
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) called for innovative drought financing mechanisms to help deal with the rising frequency and severity of drought events amid intensifying climate extremes that often damage fragile communities the most.
"The lack of adequ...
The world is in a water crisis. Agriculture can lead the way out of it
The world isn’t heading for a water crisis. It’s already in one. In many places, water withdrawals exceed recharge rates. Climate change is causing droughts and floods all over the globe. Water bodies that support vital biodiversity and production of food, both aquatic and on land, are comprom...
International Day of Forests 2023 global event highlights importance of forests for environmental and human health
The vital role forests play to ensure environmental health and healthy societies came under the spotlight today at a global event which brought together ministers, experts and youth activists to mark In...
Water scarcity means less water for agriculture production which in turn means less food available, threatening food security and nutrition
Ahead of the UN 2023 Water Conference and following the 2nd WASAG (The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture) International Forum, the Director of the Land and Water Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Li Lifeng, talks about one of the most pressing ...
Latest IPCC report highlights the critical need to transform agrifood systems as a way to mitigate and adapt to climate change
Transforming agrifood systems is essential to adapt to human-caused climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said today in the face of the latest report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC...
Tropical Cyclones Judy and Kevin: FAO mobilizes to safeguard food security and rural livelihoods in Vanuatu
The Category 4 Tropical Cyclones Judy and Kevin that made landfall over Vanuatu earlier this month have left a trail of destruction in their wake, affecting some 80 percent of the population and causing widespread damage, flooding and power outages. With about three-quarters of the population ...
New UN report focuses on food security and nutrition in Europe and Central Asia, points way towards more affordable and sustainable diets
In Europe and Central Asia, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the outbreak of the war in Ukraine put food security and healthy nutrition under enormous pressure. Food prices peaked, posing a challenge for decision makers to ensure that no one is left behind.
Developed by eight United Nat...