MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, July 17th 2019 - 11:10 UTC

Tag: UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2017 - 08:58 UTC

    FAO meets in Oslo to discuss agreement on ports and IUU fishing

    Designed to prevent fishing vessels from landing IUU catches, PSMA is part of a global effort to safeguard global marine natural resources, Graziano da Silva said.

    The Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA) to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, an international treaty aimed at stopping rogue fishing practices, gives the world “all the instruments necessary to achieve our goal,” FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said.

  • Thursday, February 9th 2017 - 15:45 UTC

    Cereal prices continue to rise despite improved supplies, says FAO

    The FAO Cereal Price Index rose 3.4% from December to a six-month high, with wheat, maize and rice values all increasing.

    The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 in January, its highest value in almost two years, marking a 2.1% increase from its revised December value and 16.4% above its 2016 January level. The FAO Sugar Price Index surged 9.9% in the month, driven by expectations of protracted supply tightness in Brazil, India and Thailand.

  • Wednesday, November 30th 2016 - 10:55 UTC

    Peruvian ex First Lady must face charges before taking job as FAO representative

    United Nations said Nadine Heredia would remain an FAO employee but she would not take her post until the corruption investigation concludes.

    The United Nations has postponed the promotion of former Peruvian first lady Nadine Heredia to a key post in the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, in Geneva amid a money laundering investigation. The Judicial branch of Peru ordered Heredia to return to the country within 10 days after she left for Switzerland for several days to begin her role as the FAO's Geneva director.

  • Thursday, March 10th 2016 - 05:03 UTC

    United States joins worldwide effort against illegal fishing

    FAO is a strong partner in the promotion of sustainable fisheries, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate, US Ambassador Lane pointed out.

    The United States has brought added momentum to global efforts targeting illegal fishing by adhering to a FAO-brokered international pact.US Ambassador to the United Nations agencies in Rome, David Lane, this week formally presented FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva with the US' instrument of ratification of the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing.

  • Friday, June 5th 2015 - 03:28 UTC

    FAO conference to recognize efforts in lowering hunger and elect Director General

    Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy will give the Conference opening address on 6 June, followed by a speech by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.

    Some 130 ministers, 12 heads of state or government, including presidents from Argentina and Chile, Cristina Fernandez and Michelle Bachelet, plus numerous other high-level government representatives will be converging on Rome this week for the 39th session of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) governing Conference (6-13 June).

  • Friday, February 6th 2015 - 06:53 UTC

    FAO Food Price Index continued de decline in January; cereal record crop anticipated

    The meat index alone has risen since January 2014, increasing 6.6%. The dairy index has seen the largest drop, declining 35% since the same period

    The FAO Food Price Index continued to decline in January, averaging 182.7 points for the month, or 1.9 percent below its December 2014 level. Lower prices reflect strong production expectations as FAO also raised its 2014 forecast for world cereal production to a record high and noted that early indications for crops in 2015 are favorable.

  • Saturday, January 10th 2015 - 06:28 UTC

    FAO Food Price index falls in 20014 on large cereals' supplies and record stocks

    Cereals prices during 2014 dropped 12.5% from the previous year, buoyed  by forecasts of record production and ample inventories.

    FAO's monthly Food Price Index declined in December after three months of stability. Continued large supplies and record stocks combined with a stronger U.S. dollar and falling oil prices contributed to the decline, which helped bring the 2014 overall Food Price Index down 3.7%.

  • Tuesday, November 11th 2014 - 21:03 UTC

    Projected 2014 cereal production trimmed back despite record maize and wheat harvests

    Global maize output is expected to reach a new record of 1.01 billion tons on the back of bumper crops in the European Union and the United States.

    According to FAO's monthly Cereal Supply and Demand Brief release, the forecast for 2014 world cereal production by about one million tons. At 2.5 billion tons, the full-year production figure would be 3.7 million tons below 2013's record output.

  • Wednesday, October 8th 2014 - 20:50 UTC

    FAO forecasts shrimp world production could double by 2030

    The announcement was made during the World Shrimp Congress held this week in Vigo, Galicia

    World shrimp production, which currently stands at between 7 and 8 million tons could reach 11 to 18 million tons in 2030, according to projections by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO.

  • Monday, August 11th 2014 - 09:40 UTC

    FAO July Food Price Index at its lowest level since January 2014

    While meat prices rose for the fifth consecutive month and sugar remained firm, there were sharp declines in grains, oilseeds and dairy quotations

    The FAO Food Price Index averaged 203.9 points in July 2014, down 4.4 points (2.1 percent) from a revised value in June and 3.5 points (1.7 percent) below July 2013. While meat prices rose for the fifth consecutive month and sugar remained firm, sharp declines in grains, oilseeds and dairy quotations pushed down the FAO Food Price Index to its lowest level since January 2014.