Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - Articles and news items

Sustainable seafood is not only about healthy stocks

Issue 1 2017  •  17 February 2017  •  Yuliya Shcherbina, Communications Officer, Friend of the Sea

Industrial fishing has expanded significantly over recent decades. Fishing companies worldwide have introduced advanced technologies, exploring new waters..

FAO seeks urgent funding to ensure Nigerian food security

Industry news  •  9 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Urgent action is needed to provide farming and livelihood support to 385,000 people in parts of Nigeria’s northeast where food insecurity is rampant, FAO said today.

FAO calls for international action on antimicrobial resistance

Industry news  •  11 February 2016  •  Victoria White

The FAO has said that antimicrobial resistance is an emerging public health threat requiring a globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security…

Mars and UN sign new food safety agreement

Industry news  •  21 October 2015  •  Victoria White

As part of the agreement, Mars will work together with the FAO to make food safer across the globe, but especially in developing countries…

Food Price Index registers sharpest fall since 2008

Industry news  •  10 September 2015  •  Victoria White

The FAO Food Price index averaged 155.7 points in August 2015, down 5.2% from July, the steepest monthly drop since December 2008…

Potato seeds preserved for future generations in Arctic vault

Industry news  •  28 August 2015  •  Victoria White

The Director-General of FAO joined scientific experts and delegations from Peru, Costa Rica and Norway to witness the ceremony that will help to preserve these vital crops for future generations…

FAO Food Price Index hits lowest level since 2009

Industry news  •  6 August 2015  •  Victoria White

Prices for major food commodities in July hit their lowest average monthly level since September 2009, according to the FAO Food Price Index…

Worries rise over outbreaks of H5N1 avian flu in West Africa

Industry news  •  20 July 2015  •  Victoria White

Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of the avian flu virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread is inevitable…

Agricultural Outlook report projects stronger production and lower prices over coming decade

Industry news  •  7 July 2015  •  Victoria White

The latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2015-2024 projects that agricultural trade will increase more slowly than in the previous decade…

FAO Food Price Index falls to its lowest value since September 2009

Industry news  •  4 June 2015  •  Victoria White

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 166.8 points in May, down 1.4 percent% from April and as much as 20.7 percent% from a year earlier…

FAO welcomes G20 commitment on building sustainable food systems and reducing food waste

Industry news  •  8 May 2015  •  Victoria White

FAO’s José Graziano da Silva today welcomed a commitment by the G20 agriculture ministers to meet global food security and nutrition needs…

World food import bill forecast to drop as Food Price Index declines to lowest level since June 2010

Industry news  •  7 May 2015  •  Victoria White

FAO’s Food Price Index declined 1.2% in April from March, reaching 171 points, its lowest level since June 2010 and 19.2% less than a year ago…

FAO, EBRD and UfM seek to boost food security in the Mediterranean

Industry news  •  6 May 2015  •  Victoria White

FAO, EBRD and UfM have co-organised a form to discuss and boost food security in the southern and eastern Mediterranean Region…

Expected sharp fall in Southern African maize production raises food security concerns

Industry news  •  30 April 2015  •  Victoria White

Southern Africa’s maize harvest is expected to shrink this year, a situation that could trigger food price increases, FAO has warned…

FAO calls for $8 million to help disaster-struck farmers in Nepal

Industry news  •  30 April 2015  •  Victoria White

Some $8 million is urgently needed to help farmers in Nepal rapidly recover lost agricultural inputs and resume preparations for the rice sowing season…

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