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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 [...]

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FAO collates and disseminates food and agriculture statistics from approximately 245 countries and 35 regions from 1961 to the present. Agricultural statistics form the basis of policy and decisions, from where to invest and what to grow, to whether the population has enough food to eat. This infographic shows only [...]


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 [...]

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The UN Special Rapporteur addresses on the future of the Right to Food - 25th AECID meeting in Bolivia, 13 March 2014


Closing the gap between men and women in agriculture

The world cannot eliminate hunger without closing the gap between men and women in agriculture. With equal access to productive resources and services, such as land, water and credit, women farmers can produce 20 to 30 percent more food, enough to lift [...]


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 [...]