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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

November 26, 2015

Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security - In developing countries the agriculture sector bears much of the economic impact

November 25, 2015

Growing need to revamp national laws governing pesticides - FAO and WHO release updated guidelines for countries on pesticide legislation and labelling

November 24, 2015

Making genetic diversity part of climate change adaptation - FAO issues guidelines on conservation and use of world’s genetic resources for food and agriculture

October 14, 2015

FAO and France urge including agriculture in global climate change debate - More targeted policies and investments needed to adapt agriculture to the impacts of climate change

October 12, 2015

Committee on World Food Security focuses on SDGs, youth and protracted crises - FAO’s Director-General welcomes delegates to first international meeting since agreement on Sustainable Development Goals

September 1, 2015

Eight countries to sharpen long-term climate change adaptation strategies - FAO and UNDP join forces under German-funded initiative to raise profile of agriculture in climate change planning

June 18, 2015

A body of evidence: What climate change implies for global food security and trade - New book assesses climate challenge and ways of coping with it

June 11, 2015

Preventing the Mediterranean diet from vanishing into the sea - New report explores effects of lifestyle changes, globalization on world’s model diet

April 20, 2015

Healthy soils are the foundation of food production - Global Soil Week opens with emphasis on soils for development

April 15, 2015

2050: Water supplies to dwindle in parts of the world, threatening food security and livelihoods - Better policies and more investments needed, including adaptation of agriculture to climate change

April 10, 2015

Global agencies call for urgent action to avoid irreversible groundwater depletion

March 16, 2015

Keeping plant pests and diseases at bay: experts focus on global measures - Phytosanitary standards for trade in plants and plant products come under review

March 11, 2015

New report touts agrocorridors as economic driver - FAO highlights ways large-scale development plans can foster inclusive, sustainable and transformative rural growth

February 20, 2015

Agriculture must change - FAO Director-General speaks at International Forum on Agriculture and Climate Change

February 2, 2015

Include genes in climate change plans, urges FAO (SciDev.Net)

January 29, 2015

Include genes in climate change plans, urges FAO (SciDev.Net)

January 19, 2015

Genetic diversity a hidden tool in coping with climate change - Raw material of food systems are key to helping agriculture adapt to volatile weather and rising temperatures

January 16, 2015

The food systems of the future need to be smarter, more efficient - FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva: Competition for resources and energy necessitates a "paradigm shift" – Biofuels should be part of the mix

January 1, 2015

Maize, rice farming must become more sustainable, says Food and Agriculture Organisation (Standard)

December 23, 2014

Maize, rice, wheat farming must become more sustainable - World experts agree improved crop varieties need to go hand-in-hand with eco-friendly farming systems

September 29, 2014

FAO calls for “paradigm shift” towards sustainable agriculture and family farming - Director-General urges support for science-based options in pursuit of global food security

September 23, 2014

New approaches to food systems needed to cope with climate change - FAO Director-General addresses UN Climate Change Summit

June 17, 2014

Reviewing the possible impacts of an el Niño event on global agriculture - New update from FAO's Global Information and Early Warning System

June 6, 2014

Farmers' battle to cope with climate change could spark rural renewal - FAO publication highlights success stories in "climate-smart agriculture," stresses need to transition to new approach to food production

May 29, 2014

EXPO Milan 2015 and November nutrition conference to galvanize action on food security - FAO Director-General says upcoming hunger and nutrition events in Italy of "paramount importance" in tackling urgent challenges

May 15, 2014

G8 and FAO ppen agriculture projects set to join forces (SciDev.Net)

May 7, 2014

Joint action needed to tackle massive global food losses - SAVE FOOD International Congress kicks off in Düsseldorf

April 15, 2014

Ten lessons from biotechnology experiences in developing countries

April 11, 2014

Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions on the rise - Detailed assessments of both emissions data and mitigation options needed to design adequate responses

February 1, 2014

FAO welcomes historic commitment to end hunger in Africa by 2025 - Challenge is to transform vision into reality, Director-General says



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