News archive 2019

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International co-operation and information sharing was essential for saving plants and ensuring crop diversity to protect farmers’ livelihoods, FAO’s Deputy Director-General for Climate and Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo, said today.
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FAO today launched a new $7.1 million project supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to make forest data more accessible, transparent and available, and, in particular, help developing countries to meet the Paris Climate Agreement’s enhanced transparency requirements.
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World meat production is expected to decline in 2019 for the first time in more than two decades, as the African Swine Fever outbreak in China decimates pig herds. Output is forecast to drop 1.0 percent from the previous year, according to the FAO Food Outlook published today.
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The FAO Food Price Index, averaged 172.7 points in October, some 1.7 percent higher than the previous month and 6.0 percent higher than during October 2018.
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FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said today international co-operation and innovative, climate friendly technologies were critical to address global food loss and waste which totals more than 1.3 billion tonnes a year.
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It is fundamental to support smallholder and family farmers by enhancing their access to innovation for sustainable food systems and to foster sustainable development, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said today during a discussion on Enhancing access to innovation in agriculture to achieve the SDGs.
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FAO and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation today agreed to boost joint efforts aimed at providing food security and sustainable development for present and future generations, in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are calling for urgent funding to avert a major hunger crisis and for the international community to step up investment in long-term measures to combat the impact of climate shocks and build the capacity of communities and countries to withstand them.
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“Ocean protection will only succeed if we spend financial and brain power in developing sustainable solutions,” FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said in a keynote address at the Our Ocean Conference in Oslo.
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Today the EU, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signed a €40 million, five-year programme (FISH4ACP) to boost the development of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.