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Tag: FAO

  • Thursday, March 28th 2019 - 09:11 UTC

    Uruguay supports China's candidate as next FAO Director General

    Deputy minister Qu Dongyu is one of five candidates which have been presented by FAO Member Countries for the post of FAO Director-General

    Uruguay formally announced it will support China's Agriculture and Rural Affairs deputy minister as the next Director-General of FAO to be elected June 2019. The official statement was made by Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa during a meeting with China's Deputy Prime Minister Hu Chunhua in Montevideo.

  • Wednesday, March 20th 2019 - 08:54 UTC

    “Fall armyworms” have reached Asia and are munching crops; FAO meeting to address the challenge

    “Fall armyworms” are native to the Americas but they have been moving eastwards since 2016, sweeping across Africa, before arriving in Asia

    Farming in several Asian countries is under threat from a type of crop-damaging insect that has munched its way from the Americas and across Africa, the United Nations' food agency said on Wednesday as global experts commence a three-day meeting to discuss ways to limit the damage.

  • Friday, February 8th 2019 - 10:15 UTC

    Global food prices started 2019 with a rebound, says FAO

    The FAO Dairy Price Index rose 7.2 percent from December, reversing seven months of falling prices

    Global food prices began the year on a buoyant note, as the FAO Food Price Index averaged 164.8 points in January 2019, up 1.8 percent from the previous month. A sharp rebound in dairy price quotations and firmer prices of palm and soy oils drove the increase, the United Nations agency said today.

  • Monday, January 14th 2019 - 09:26 UTC

    FAO Food Price Index fell almost 22% in 2018 compared to 2017

    Wheat and maize prices rose during December due to weather effects in the southern hemisphere, while rice prices declined for the sixth successive month

    Global food prices held broadly stable in December, with rising international cereal prices offsetting declining sugar and dairy quotations, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said. However overall for 2018, the FAO Food Price Index fell by almost 22% from 2017

  • Tuesday, October 16th 2018 - 08:47 UTC

    FAO celebrates World Food Day

    FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945

    FAO Goodwill Ambassadors for Nutrition, the King of Lesotho and Queen Letizia of Spain will be joined by the UN Rome-based Agency Heads and other key players in the effort to achieve Zero Hunger at the global World Food Day ceremony held at FAO Headquarters in Rome on 16 October.

  • Wednesday, October 3rd 2018 - 18:15 UTC

    Against hunger and for peace, EU and FAO are “committed to build a sustainable future”

    The association has been an important agent of change in developing, emerging and developed countries -including the EU-, and has been expanding over the last 10 years.

    The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reaffirmed today at an event held in Rome their commitment to jointly address the challenges they share at the global level, such as stopping the increase in hunger, promote prosperity and peace, and build a more sustainable future for all.

  • Thursday, July 5th 2018 - 08:48 UTC

    Latam agriculture and fisheries production to expand 17% over the next decade

    More than half of growth, 53%, can be attributed to an increase in crop production, about 39% to the livestock sector, and 8% from fisheries output

    Agricultural and fisheries production in Latin America and Caribbean is projected to expand by 17% over the next ten years, says a new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:13 UTC

    Dairy prices push the FAO Food Price Index up in May

    The FAO Dairy Price Index increased 5.5% in May, averaging 11.5% higher than a year earlier. (FAO)

    Global agricultural food commodity prices rose in May, with dairy prices jumping significantly. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 176.2 points during the month, up 1.2% from April.

  • Thursday, October 12th 2017 - 20:55 UTC

    Global food prices up 0.8% in September, according to FAO Index

    Argentina and Brazil are expected to be the main beneficiaries of the projected expansion in world trade in coarse grains.

    Global food prices rose slightly in September, as firmer prices of vegetable oils and to a lesser extent dairy products offset declining prices for staple cereal grains. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 178.4 points for the month of September, up 0.8% from August and marking a 4.3% increase from a year earlier.

  • Thursday, October 12th 2017 - 18:50 UTC

    FAO calls on all countries to crack down on illegal fishing

    “We need all countries around the world to be part of the PSMA for it to be highly effective,” said Graziano da Silva at the OurOcean Conference

    All countries should join the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) to make sure the landmark treaty aimed at cracking down on illegal fishing succeeds in its aims of ridding the world of a multibillion-dollar scourge that damages human nutrition and environmental sustainability, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said.