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- Condolences for former Director-General Jacques DioufFAO offers condolences to the family of former Director-General Jacques Diouf who has passed away at the age of 81. ..... Read More.4 days ago
- One year on, close to 5 million pigs lost to Asia’s swine fever outbreakAlmost 5 million pigs in Asia have now died or been culled because of the spread of African swine fever (ASF), a contagious viral disease that affects domestic and wild pigs and that was first detected in Asia one year ago this month. ..... Read More.2 weeks ago
- We need better stewardship of our land to tackle climate change, safeguard food security a...FAO welcomes the IPCC special report released today, which gives a comprehensive and stark account on the damages being done to our planet, highlighting how unsustainable agricultural practices can turn land from an ally into a foe when it comes to climate change, and putting forward workable solutions to reduce or reverse these negative trends. ..... Read More.2 weeks ago
- Kuwait supports efforts to reduce hunger in SyriaKuwait and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have strengthened their partnership to help Syrian farmers and herders recover and boost their food security and nutrition - all thanks to a $3 million contribution from Kuwait to benefit some 20,000 highly vulnerable people and their extended families. ..... Read More.2 weeks ago
- Greater resilience needed for African food security in the face of climate changeResilience must be boosted in Africa in response to climate change, according to participants at the high-level Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue hosted by the Government of Rwanda in Kigali (5-6 August), in partnership with FAO. ..... Read More.2 weeks ago
- Italy and FAO confirm strategic partnership, including joint efforts to eradicate hunger a...Qu, who took office as the UN agency's chief just last week (1 August), met Conte at the Italian Prime Minister's office, Palazzo Chigi. Conte reaffirmed Italy's partnership with FAO and agreed to visit the agency's headquarters soon. ..... Read More.2 weeks ago
- Qu Dongyu takes up post as FAO chiefQu began by greeting staff at the agency's Rome headquarters and visiting them in their individual offices. "Let's work together, learn together and contribute together for the benefit of our (FAO's) member countries," he told FAO staff. ..... Read More.3 weeks ago