Poor farmers can obtain significant economic gains and other benefits by implementing modified farming practices aimed at boosting their ability to cope with disasters and natural shocks, according to a new FAO study released today.
To address the interconnected problems of hunger, obesity, and climate change, the international community needs to introduce regulations and standards that transform food systems so that they provide, in sustainable ways, healthy and nutritious food for everyone, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at the G20 Agriculture Ministers meeting today.

Duty Station: Washington, D.C.

Duration: 6 months, renewable 

Deadline for application: 18 May 2019

Interested parties are invited to send a copy of their CV to the Director and Global Coordinator, Purnima Kashyap (purnima.kashyap@wfp.org) and to Holly D. Sedutto (hollydente.sedutto@wfp.org) by 18th May.

Terms of Reference (ToR) Liaison Officer

Duty Station: Office or home-based, ideally UK

Duration: Full time, Fixed term contract of up to 12 months initially, with the possibility to extend

Deadline for application: Monday 14 October 2019, 5pm UK time

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The Director-General of FAO and the Executive Director of WFP, with a representative from IFAD, will visit the Lao People's Democratic Republic from 14-16 May 2019 to raise greater awareness about improving food and nutrition security, and to see first-hand the agencies’ collaborative programmes in action.
FAO’s latest Food Outlook projects worldwide food imports to drop 2.5 percent in 2019 to US$ 1.472 trillion. The current edition also has special reports on the global impact of the spread of African Swine Fever in China.
The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly traded food commodities, averaged 170 points in April, up 1.5 percent from March while still 2.3 percent below its year-ago level.

The UNSCN Annual Report for 2018 is a compilation of actions taken by the UNSCN Secretariat to achieve the Strategic Objectives as set out in the UNSCN Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

A new EU-funded FAO, IFAD and WFP initiative aims to move beyond treating the symptoms of gender inequalities and discrimination to addressing the underlying causes rooted in discriminatory gender norms and behaviours, unequal power relations and gender-blind social institutions.
Hunger in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA) continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have spread and worsened since 2011, threatening the region’s efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including Zero Hunger.