“Major investments in rural development and agriculture must be integral to peacebuilding efforts”, FAO's Director-General said in a visit to a project for pastoral resilience in the Sahel region, where FAO and the EU are partnering against hunger through strengthened food insecurity and supporting policy change.
The new version of the IPC Technical Manual, in addition to the IPC's Acute Food Insecurity scale, incorporates two new scales, measuring chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition, and a new classification of the IPC Acute Food Insecurity scale's Phase 5, called ‘Famine Likely'.
José Graziano da Silva called on international community to advance the establishment of trade rules and regulations that encourage the consumption of healthy and nutritious foods.
The five-year RECLIMA project seeks to strengthen resilience of smallholder farmers, who are often on the frontline of climate change impacts, by promoting climate adaptation measures such as the use of seeds tolerant to drought.
The five-year project aims to benefit 17 000 vulnerable families, including those from indigenous communities, who depend on forests for their livelihoods, energy and income, by supporting the government’s efforts to safeguard Paraguay's forests.
Farmers in areas left devastated by Tropical Cyclone Idai in Mozambique have started to receive much-needed agricultural inputs thanks to a joint effort by FAO and Mozambique’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to assist farmers to plant in the impending secondary growing season.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have joined forces to protect West Africa’s forests and help safeguard the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on them.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in an opening address today to the organization's executive, the Council, has stressed that FAO will focus over the next two years on promoting nutrition-sensitive food systems and innovation in agriculture.
To facilitate adoption of classic biological control, FAO has published a guide that distills information in a clear and concise way to help forest managers in developing countries implement it successfully.
The FAO Food Price Index held broadly stable in March. FAO also released new figures on the world’s cereal production and inventory levels, reflecting major upward adjustments made on the back of China’s 2017 agricultural census.