FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today made his strongest appeal yet for tougher measures to combat the global obesity pandemic, urging a "legally-binding instrument as a global convention to promote healthy diets in remarks given while receiving the Nutrition Inspiration Award".
Desert Locust summer breeding, amplified by heavy rains, can pose a serious threat to agricultural production areas of Yemen, Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia and northern Somalia during the next three months, FAO warned today.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met Queen Letizia of Spain to discuss joint collaboration in her role as FAO’s Special Ambassador for Nutrition.
FAO Director General, José Graziano da Silva, today urged cities around the world today to redouble their efforts to promote healthier and more sustainable urban diets and food systems to tackle the increasing levels of overweight and obesity.
The world is off track to meet most of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets linked to hunger, food security and nutrition, according to a FAO report released today.
FAO and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) have joined forces to boost food and nutrition security in their territories through strengthened sustainable family farming and agroecology development.
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.