News archive 2021

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The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 116.0 points in February, 2.4 percent higher than the previous month and up 26.5 percent from a year ago.
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For the first-ever virtual celebration of the United Nations’ World Wildlife Day, representatives of UN Member States, UN System organizations, international and non-governmental organizations, Indigenous and Local communities, and youth took part in an online event marking the Day.
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The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has appealed for urgent aid to fight the humanitarian crisis in Yemen as UN agencies work to prevent a large-scale famine in the country.
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Mohamed Manssouri, Director of FAO’s Investment Centre discusses the Centre’s work and expansion plans.
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The Rome Call for AI Ethics is a document created to support an ethical approach to Artificial Intelligence and promote a sense of shared responsibility among organizations, governments and institutions with the aim of guaranteeing a future in which digital innovation and technological progress are at the service of human ingenuity and creativity.
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A holistic redesign of the world’s agri-food systems can make outsized contributions to achieving global pledges such as ending hunger by 2030, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said in a keynote lecture at Italy’s historic Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.
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The second China-CELAC Forum was held under the joint chairmanship of the Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development of Mexico, Victor Villalobos, and the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, TANG Renjian. Twenty-six Latin American and Caribbean countries were represented by their ministers or vice ministers.
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The Director-Generals of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), QU Dongyu, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, today updated and strengthened their longstanding collaboration arrangement.
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FAO is committing to increasing by 50 percent its delivery of digital financial transfers and vouchers to beneficiaries. As part of joining the Better than Cash Alliance, FAO is also pledging to expand its use of digital payments in at least ten more of its Decentralized Offices.
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The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today took over the rotating chairmanship of the Tripartite Secretariat from the World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE) Director-General, Monique Eloit.