Entries by FAO-Newsroom

New tool to help local crop varieties flourish

With the aim of assuring crop diversity and farmers’ resilience, FAO today published the Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Farmers Varieties/Landraces, which advises countries on how to develop national plans to conserve these critical resources.

Innovation needed to end food loss and global hunger

The Director-General gave the keynote speech to the Vatican's Conference on Food Loss and Waste Reduction hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Rome. Pope Francis has described food waste as scandalous and called for urgent economic and social initiatives to end hunger

FAO sees cereal boom, protein pinch and banana risks

World meat production is expected to decline in 2019 for the first time in more than two decades, as the African Swine Fever outbreak in China decimates pig herds. Output is forecast to drop 1.0 percent from the previous year, according to the FAO Food Outlook published today.