News and events
Fiorella Mannoia and FAO Goodwill Ambassador Khaled will headline the concert
18 April, 2013, Rome - For the third time, FAO will be supporting the annual Earth Day Concert in Italy, to be held on 22 April. FAO Goodwill Ambassador Khaled, an Algerian musician of world renown, will be performing on [...]
Sunday, March 31 2013
With fast increasing urbanization, West Africa needs more food than the region currently produces – where will it come from? How will it get here? And at what cost? Peter White, an international development expert, examines the issue for Tradewinds.
Sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest urbanizing region [...]
Consumers, industry, government can all help to reduce 1.3 billion tonnes of yearly waste and losses
22 January 2012, Geneva/Rome - Simple actions by consumers and food retailers can dramatically cut the 1.3 billion tonnes of food lost or wasted each year and help shape a sustainable future, according to a [...]
President Dilma Rousseff meets with Graziano da Silva
18 March 2013, Rome - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva reviewed hunger and poverty-fighting strategies, including the "social technologies" pioneered by Brazil, at a meeting at FAO headquarters today.
Stating that "it is fundamental to end hunger", President [...]
Empowering women at every level of society would dramatically reduce hunger and malnutrition, according to a top UN official
The notion that gender equality can play an important role in reducing hunger and malnutrition has gained increasing traction in development circles. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation claimed in its 2010-11 [...]
The high-level international conference on Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health will take place on February 10-12, 2011, in New Delhi, India. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has graciously agreed to inaugurate it.