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...
To transform agrifood systems, we must implement climate change and biodiversity agendas in tandem
Brussels, Geneva and New York – The rethinking of food and agriculture and the necessary sector transformations we need moving forward must take into consideration the implementation of the closely interlinked climate change and biodiversity outcomes from COP27 and C...
RuralInvest toolkit fosters access to finance for small and medium-sized agricultural enterprises
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has finalized the latest update of a toolkit that aims to revolutionize small and middle-sized rural entrepreneurship. RuralInvest, the methodology developed by the
International Women’s Day 2023: Bridging the digital gender divide is essential for unleashing women’s potential in rural areas, say UN food and agriculture agencies
Inclusive access to digital technologies and education is crucial to reducing gender inequalities and empowering rural women and girls – that was the message from three United Nations’ food and agriculture agencies as they marked International Women’s Day 2023.
Participants at the ev...
FAO and UNIDO launch global Agrifood Systems Transformation Accelerator (ASTA)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have jointly launched the Agrifood Systems Transformation Accelerator (ASTA), a global programme designed to help Least Developed Countries make their agrifood systems more ...
Somalia: lives and livelihoods of millions still at risk, FAO calls for an urgent scale-up in emergency humanitarian aid alongside resilience
While humanitarian assistance has prevented worse outcomes and staved off famine in parts of Somalia thus far, millions of rural Somali people continue to face unprecedented challenges to their food security. Reversing the alarming trend requires not only sustained and at-scale humanitarian as...
FAO Food Price Index declines for the 11th consecutive month
The FAO Food Price Index averaged 129.8 points in February, a ...
Candidates for the post of FAO Director-General announced
Election for the Organization’s top leadership post with a four-year term of office starting on 1 Aug...
Global indicators on the costs of healthy diets and how many people can’t afford them
Türkiye-Syria earthquake: farmers are in need of immediate assistance
FAO raises concerns over disruptions to basic food production, seeks support to address immediate livelihood needs
Africa requires a collective effort to transform the continent’s agrifood systems and end malnutrition, QU Dongyu tells AU Summit
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu today called for a collective sustained effort, political will and renewed commitment across the African continent, and globally, to transform agrifood systems and deliver better nutrition.
FAO publishes its first Global Assessment of Soil Carbon in Grasslands
Improving management practices in grasslands— large areas covered with grass, especially used for animal grazing— can boost the capacity of soils as carbon sinks, and help countries reach their climate goals, according to a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nati...
Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems: Two new sites recognized in Ecuador’s Andes and Amazon regions
Two biodiverse agricultural and agroforestry systems, or chakras, in Ecuador - one in the Andes mountains and one in the country’s Amazon region - have won recognition as Globally Important Agricultural H...
World Pulses Day 2023 highlights how pulses are at the core of sustainability
Following the successful celebration of the International Year of Pulses in 2016, every 10 February the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrates World Pulses Day.
Four key areas of action to promote agrifood systems transformation in least developed countries
The Director-General of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today highlighted four key areas for efforts to foster agrifood systems transformation in least developed countries (
Joint Statement by the heads of FAO, IMF, World Bank, WFP and WTO
FAO fully committed to limiting the spread of antimicrobial resistance
Agrifood systems play a key role in limiting the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is fully committed to tackling what the UN lists as one of the top 10 threats for global health, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today ...
Transforming agrifood systems more urgent than ever with only seven agricultural seasons to 2030
The need to transition to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems was the core message shared by FAO Deputy Director-General Beth Bechdol to Member States and UN partners in New York this week in remarks to the Group of Friends on Food Security and Nutrition and&n...