FAO Council greenlights structural reforms, fine-tuned strategic framework

  FAO Council greenlights structural reforms, fine-tuned strategic framework The 155th session of the FAO Council wound down today, with Members giving the thumbs-up to the creation of a new department focused on climate change and approving a fine-tuned strategic framework that fully aligns the Organization’s work with the 2030 Global Agenda. Source: Agris Global […]

Ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity

  Ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity Civil conflict and weather-related shocks have severely stressed food security in 2016, increasing the number in need of food assistance, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation released today. The report highlights 39 countries that are in need of external assistance for food. Source: Agris Global […]

Food prices are broadly stable amid record cereal inventories

  Food prices are broadly stable amid record cereal inventories The FAO Food Price Index dipped slightly in November, marking a mild departure from its steady rise over the course of 2016. The Index declined 0.4 percent from October, averaging 171.3 points in November, as a sharp drop in sugar prices outweighed an increase in […]

Rural Networks’ Assembly maps out future work

  Rural Networks’ Assembly maps out future work The 3rd meeting of the European Rural Networks’ Assembly provided stakeholder feedback on the activities of the ENRD and EIP-AGRI networks, mapped out the many ways rural networks are responding to the Cork 2 Declaration and discussed what needs to be done around the topic of ‘digitisation’.Read […]

Emergency seed distributions help Haitian farmers grow for winter harvest

  Emergency seed distributions help Haitian farmers grow for winter harvest With little time to lose to secure a winter harvest in Hurricane-struck Haiti, FAO has begun emergency distributions of seeds and tools to help disaster-affected families produce food and restore livelihoods lost in the country’s biggest humanitarian crisis since the 2010 earthquake. Source: Agris […]

Progress towards defeating hunger slows down in Asia-Pacific, obesity on the rise, as diets change

Progress towards defeating hunger slows down in Asia-Pacific, obesity on the rise, as diets change Progress toward defeating hunger in the world’s most populous region has slowed and countries of Asia-Pacific must redouble their efforts if the Sustainable Development Goal of zero hunger is to be met by 2030, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization […]

At UN Biodiversity conference, new guidelines for agro-environmental policies in Latin America & Caribbean

At UN Biodiversity conference, new guidelines for agro-environmental policies in Latin America & Caribbean In an effort to combat the impacts of environmental degradation and promote sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change, FAO this week presented a set of Voluntary guidelines for agro-environmental policies meant to support policy makers in Latin America and […]

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