News archive 2020

Photo: ©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto / FAO
FAO today marked International Tea Day by stressing the crucial need to ensure the sustainability of tea production - a basis for the livelihoods of millions of farmers - especially at a time when the world economy enters a recession and incomes decline as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photo: ©FAO/
By cherishing bees and other pollinators, not only do we safeguard the environment and create a sustainable ecosystem, but also support the livelihoods of rural and indigenous peoples which is particularly critical in extraordinary times like the current COVID -19 pandemic.
Photo: ©FAO/Sheam Kaheel
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $350 million to scale up hunger-fighting and livelihoods-boosting activities in food crisis contexts where COVID-19’s impact could be devastating.
Photo: ©FAO/SvenTorfinn
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization, QU Dongyu, said today significant gains had been made in the fight against the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa and Yemen.
Photo: ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano
The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks prices in the international prices of the most commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 165.5 points in April, some 3.4 percent lower than the previous month and almost 10 percent lower than January.
Photo: ©FAO/Luis Tato
The key findings of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 (FRA 2020) have been released today together with an interactive publication called “A Fresh Perspective: Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020.”
Photo: ©FAO/Max Valencia
Beyond the COVID-19 health emergency, a recession looms, and countries ought to take measures now to soften the longer-term impacts on hunger and food insecurity, a new FAO policy brief says.
Photo: ©FAO/Sheam Kaheel
In this interview, we speak with Mike Robson, FAO Representative in Syria about the COVID-19 pandemic and what it could mean for a country such as Syria, which is on a long road to recovery after nine years of crisis.
Photo: ©FAO/Sven Torfinn
FAO Director-General QU Dongyu has thanked the Russian Federation for boosting the fight against the Desert Locust outbreak in East Africa by making a $10 million contribution to support FAO operations in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda.
Photo:©FAO/Vasily Maksimov
The forestry industry must take steps to improve its safety record and promote decent rural employment in support of the Sustainable Development Agenda, according to a new FAO paper published today on World Day for Safety and Health at Work.