Entries by FAO-Newsroom

FAO and Rabobank’s new partnership focuses on helping make food systems more sustainable, including through innovative investments

FAO and Rabobank will work with key food and agriculture sectors on a series of projects designed to help lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve land and water use, and empower smallholder farmers to address the challenges of climate change and reduction of food losses.Special attention will be paid in ensuring the inclusion of poor, vulnerable and marginalized groups, including women and youth.

Global food commodity prices rebound in June

In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year driven by a rebound in vegetable oils, sugar and dairy quotations. However, in the cereals and meat markets, most prices remained under downward pressure amid market uncertainties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Time to scale up and support Africa’s Great Green Wall

It’s time for coordination and renewed support for the Great Green Wall, Africa’s landmark reforestation programme, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today. “Restoration and associated livelihood benefits must be scaled up – and it must happen now,” he said.