News and events
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 [...]
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.