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Tag: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

  • Monday, May 27th 2019 - 20:48 UTC

    UN: Global Action Plan to boost family farming and achieve zero hunger

    Farmers unload potato from a truck in the highlands of Mérida, Venezuela. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    Family farmers have an important role in the global fight to end hunger and promote a healthy diet, according to the President of the United Nations General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) states that, in a context in which almost one million plants and animal species are endangered by the impact of man, traditional agriculture can make a contribution essential to safeguard agricultural biodiversity.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, March 12th 2019 - 08:14 UTC

    FAO, OIE, and WHO launch One Health approach guide to addressing zoonotic diseases


    Zoonotic diseases – those diseases that can spread between animals and people – continue to have major impacts on human health.

    Zoonotic diseases continue to be a threat to global health, causing millions of deaths and economic losses every year. To support countries to control these diseases, the Tripartite organizations (FAO, OIE and WHO) launched a guide entitled ‘Taking a Multisectoral, One Health Approach: A Tripartite Guide to Addressing Zoonotic Diseases in Countries’.

  • 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, November 12th 2018 - 07:11 UTC

    This year will again be positive for global cereal production, anticipates FAO

    Worldwide output of coarse grains is forecast at 1 360 million tons, a 2.2 percent drop from 2017

    The United Nations FAO has raised its forecast for global cereal production in 2018 to 2.601 million tons, primarily due to higher estimates for wheat production in Canada and China. Nonetheless, the new forecast remains 2.1 percent below the record level achieved in 2017.

  • Monday, November 12th 2018 - 07:11 UTC

    FAO Food Price Index dipped in October pushed by dairy, meat and vegetable oils

    The Dairy Price Index led the overall decline, slipping 4.8% from the previous month and 34% below the peak reached in February 2014

    International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, the United Nations said. The FAO Food Price Index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, averaged 163.5 points in October, down 0.9 percent from September and 7.4 percent below its level a year earlier.

  • 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.

  • Monday, October 15th 2018 - 08:15 UTC

    FAO food price index down in September because of growing inventories

    Dairy Price Index declined 2.4% in September, continuing its downward trend, while the Meat Price Index slipped marginally from its revised value for August

    Global agricultural food commodity prices fell in September due to growing inventories of key staples. The FAO Food Price Index declined 1.4% from August and is now 7.4% below its level during September 2017.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, September 11th 2018 - 14:57 UTC

    Hunger increases and affects 39 million people in Latin America

    FAO reported that the growth of hunger in the Latin American region grew marked especially by the humanitarian crisis experienced in Venezuela, where undernourishment reached 3.7 million

    Hunger reached 821 million people in 2017 worldwide, of which about 39 million are Latin American, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The figure represents a deterioration of 6.1% in Latin America and the Caribbean compared to previous years and could be due to the economic slowdown in South America, especially marked by the case of Venezuela, the UN agency said on Tuesday.

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