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- Massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa"This has become a situation of international dimensions that threatens the food security of the entire subregion. FAO is activating fast-track mechanisms that will allow us to move swiftly to support governments in mounting a collective campaign to deal with this crisis," said FAO Director-General QU Dongyu. ..... Read More.17 hours ago
- Agriculture ministers meeting in Berlin welcomes the FAO-designed concept for an Internati...The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) drew to a close with ministers approving the establishment of an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture designed by FAO, and issuing a final communiqué pledging to make trade help smallholders access larger value chains. ..... Read More.2 days ago
- Putting trade to work for the goal of food securityTrade is in many ways at the heart of the world’s pledge to eradicate hunger, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said today at a high-level panel at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture exploring the theme of “harnessing trade for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2”. ..... Read More.3 days ago
- World food prices continue rising in DecemberThe FAO Food Price Index rose 2.5 percent in December to reach its highest level in five years. The prime driver was an increase in quotations for palm oil for use as a biofuel. ..... Read More.2 weeks ago