FAO reviews food security situation and proposes actions to ensure food availability and access
FAO Chief Economist, Máximo Torero, and the Director of the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub, Stefanos Fotiou, briefed the Group of Friends of Food Security and Nutrition in New York in September. The Group of Friends of Food Security and Nutrition, chaired by the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations, met virtually...
Somalia: Multisectoral, at-scale support will save lives and safeguard livelihoods
Speaking at today’s Virtual Briefing to Member States on the situation in Somalia, FAO Director of the Office of Emergencies and Resilience, Rein Paulsen, called for multi-sectoral approaches to stave off famine and catastrophic levels of food insecurity. Today saw a virtual briefing to Member States on the situation in Somalia,...
Food insecurity in Sri Lanka likely to worsen amid poor agricultural production, price spikes and ongoing economic crisis, FAO and WFP warn
Nearly 30 percent of the population are experiencing acute food insecurity.
FAO and partners push forward with increased South-South cooperation in Asia and the Pacific
Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) 2022 kicks off in Bangkok.
Sustainable fishing: Endorsement of transshipment guidelines marks a key move against IUU fishing
FAO Committee on Fisheries helps to close major loopholes and protect fish stocks.
Famine in Somalia projected, lives of millions of people are at immediate risk, UN says
FAO calls for immediate, scaled-up assistance to devastated rural communities to avert catastrophe.
Fisheries and aquaculture key to providing food, nutrition and jobs across the world, says FAO Director-General
FAO Committee on Fisheries opens with focus on aquatic food systems’ transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Window of opportunity to prevent famine in Somalia is closing, Principals of Inter-Agency Standing Committee warn
FAO Director-General QU Dongyu joins heads of IASC in a statement.
World food commodity prices dip for fifth month in a row in August
FAO Food Price Index dips by 1.9 percent while new FAO forecasts point to lower global cereals output in 2022.
FAO welcomes $83 million USA contribution to emergency and resilience programmes
Funding to boost efforts in Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Sudan; Sahel and Coastal West Africa also among the list of recipients.
Sustainable water management: Groundbreaking digital tool gets a global boost
Support from the Netherlands allows FAO’s WaPOR portal to expand geographical coverage.
Afghanistan: Boosting local food production, generating income and reviving rural markets
$80 million USAID contribution will support FAO projects targeting smallholder resilience, women’s empowerment and environmental sustainability.
Environmental sustainability is a key part of humanitarian work in dryland regions
New FAO policy brief is developed in partnership with CGIAR and CARE.
Tigray: FAO scales up procurement of fertilizers thanks to a $10 million loan from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund
The funds have helped to speed up delivery of agricultural inputs to farmers during the critical planting season.
Looming food access crisis remains, despite lower commodity price levels in July
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 July and its implications for world food commodity markets ahead. The FAO Food Price Index, the benchmark for world food commodity prices, saw a strong decline in July vis-à-vis...
Somalia: “We cannot wait for famine to be declared; we must act now”
Interview with Rein Paulsen, Director of the FAO Office of Emergencies and Resilience.
Global food commodity prices decline in July
Vegetable oils and cereals lead FAO Food Price Index lower.
Tough choices for drought-affected families in rural Somalia
Protecting livelihoods keeps families together.
Ukraine: FAO, Canada join forces to address grain storage deficit
Canada contributes USD 40 million to cover 2.4 million tonnes of storage.
Europe and Central Asia: Promoting green agriculture to transform local agrifood systems
FAO rolls out its global initiative “One Country One Priority Product”.