Family farmers need enabling public policies and legal frameworks that will “allow them to adapt and flourish in today’s changing environment” and maximize their contribution to sustainable development, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said on Tuesday.
Global demand for agricultural products is projected to grow by 15 percent over the coming decade, while productivity growth is expected to keep inflation-adjusted prices of the major agricultural commodities to remain at or below current levels, according to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook.
The United Nations food standards body Codex Alimentarius Commission is meeting in Geneva from 08 to 12 July 2019 to adopt food safety and quality standards.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has provided FAO with a grant of nearly $35 million for this work, while the provincial governments of Punjab and Sindh have committed an additional $12.7 million in co-financing to be managed by FAO.
The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly traded food commodities, averaged 173 points in June, down 0.3 percent from May.
Some 41 countries, of which 31 are in Africa, continue to be in need of external assistance for food, according to the FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today.
New projections on agricultural production, expected developments in the global commodities and food trade, with a feature on the Latin America and the Caribbean region
New projections on agricultural production, expected developments in the global commodities and food trade, with a feature on the Latin America and the Caribbean region