A new metric by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to measure hunger and food insecurity faster and more effectively is being tested on the ground in several countries worldwide.
The five-year global project, named Voices of the Hungry, gathers information on the extent and severity of hunger from food-insecure people [...]
This Audio Podcast is a short discussion with Dr. Olaf Thieme on SAVE FOOD-Global Initiative on Food Losses and Waste Reduction. The goal of this initiative is to raise awareness on the impact of, and solutions for, food loss and waste; seek collaboration and coordination of world-wide initiatives on food [...]
World Radio Day (13th February) – is a day to celebrate radio as a medium for communication and development, to improve international collaboration between broadcasters and to encourage community radio broadcasters to promote access to information and the freedom of expression through airwaves.
FAO teams are undertaking [...]
Since 2009, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Self- Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) of India have been collaborating in an interactive and mutual learning process: the Exposure and Dialogue Programme (EDP). The EDP comprises a short home stay and a sequence of reflections and [...]
Agriculture has suffered and continues to suffer from long-term underinvestment at both the macro and micro levels (World Bank, 2007). The report on The State of Food and Agriculture (FAO, 2012a) confirms the low levels of capital in the hands of smallholders in low- and middle-income countries and its depreciation [...]
This publication, Organic Agriculture: African Experiences in Resilience and Sustainability, demonstrates that organic management can benefit people, the economy and ecosystems and that this can be achieved in Africa, where hunger and degradation stubbornly persist, despite decades of development efforts. The work presented in this volume stems from the conference [...]
Partnerships are at the heart of FAO's mission to help build consensus for a world without hunger. The effectiveness and credibility of the Organization as a policy-making forum and unique multilingual centre of excellence, knowledge and technical expertise depends to a considerable degree on its ability to work and develop [...]
This year's World Food Day message is Healthy People Depend on Healthy Food Systems. Sustainable food systems are one core element of bringing hunger to an end. In his message for World Food Day 2013, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva says we'll also need to ensure access to food [...]
Jordi Renart -- Responsible for Partnerships and External Relations for the United Nations World Food Programme in East and Central Africa, Nairobi.