Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen calls for broader approach to ending hunger
15 June 2013, Rome - If the world wants to conquer hunger, it needs to tackle all the causes of hunger simultaneously particularly poverty, and not just concentrate on producing more food, Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics, told the [...]
FAO lauds Millennium Development Goal, World Food Summit achievers
12 June 2013, Rome - Thirty-eight countries have met internationally-established targets in the fight against hunger, chalking up successes ahead of a deadline set for 2015, FAO confirmed today.
“These countries are leading the way to a better future. They are proof that [...]
FAO stepping up its own nutrition efforts
8 June 2013, London/Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed the new funding pledges, commitments and targets for action on nutrition announced by governments, the private sector and civil society at the high-level Nutrition for Growth meeting held in London today.
"I welcome [...]
* 80 districts out of 131 have inadequate food: moot told
By Amar Guriro
ISLAMABAD: State of food security in Pakistan has deteriorated since 2003. The conditions for it are inadequate in 80 out of 131 districts of Pakistan. Ab out 48.6 percent of Pakistanis do not have access to [...]
Sets priority countries, sectors and themes for working with FAO
29 May 2013, Rome - Belgium has announced its full support of the renewed FAO Strategic Framework through direct funding to the FAO budget. Belgium will donate €9.2 million over the three-year period 2013-2015 towards FAO programmes that focus on hunger [...]
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 [...]