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30 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • The pace of general and food inflation in the region slowed in May increasing 2.7 and 2.5 percent, respectively.

  • In Afghanistan, greater internal displacements of food insecure populations are expected in the coming winter because of insufficient food availability and barriers to food access.

  • Stabilization policy efforts in India continue to mitigate the price volatility of vegetables, in particular for onion and potato.

25 Jun 2015 description

This thematic issue on land tenure and disaster risk management (DRM) stems from the recent work done at FAO on normative aspects of land tenure governance that address natural disasters through the DRM framework. The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security provide, among other issues, guidance on improving tenure governance and strengthening tenure security of vulnerable people in line with the DRM framework.

24 Jun 2015 description

Raising awareness on hunger and malnutrition

24 June 2015, Moscow - The Russian news agency TASS and FAO have agreed to work together to raise public awareness on issues related to food security, food safety and nutrition.

A Memorandum of Understanding outlining the collaboration was signed yesterday at TASS's headquarters in Moscow by FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva and TASS's Chief Executive Officer Sergei Mikhailov.

24 Jun 2015 description

Nouvelle publication sur l'importance de la gestion des sols de montagne

23 Jun 2015 description

Collaboration to focus on sustainable food production, inclusive value chains

23 June 2015, Rome - FAO is joining forces with three of Italy's main research institutions in the fields of food, environment and technology to help developing countries build stronger agricultural sectors through better research and information.

23 Jun 2015 description

The Red ICEAN and the FSN forum are partnering for the second time in order to host the online discussion entitled “What are Latin American countries doing to tackle the double burden of malnutrition effectively?” to be held from June 11th to July 2nd, 2015. The main purpose of this joint effort is taking stock of and capitalizing on what countries in Latin America are doing, to effectively address the double burden of malnutrition.

23 Jun 2015 description

Transboundary animal diseases and those animal diseases that affect human health have a strong impact on public health, community livelihoods, and trade.

They also pose a major challenge to the value chain of food of animal origin, causing serious production losses and food safety problems.

Additionally, the globalization of trade with increased movement of people facilitates the rapid spread of infectious diseases across countries and between continents.

23 Jun 2015 description

Foreword

In 2015, the world continues to face an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises.

23 Jun 2015 description

Peak fragility: Conserving mountain soils an urgent matter

New book on the importance of management of mountain soils

18 Jun 2015 description

Focus on healthy and balanced nutrition

A front-runner in the race to end hunger, the region still struggles with malnutrition

Multiple trends are shaping the nutrition map for Europe and Central Asia, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s first-ever report on food insecurity and malnutrition in Europe and Central Asia, released today. The problems of food insecurity have changed away from that of caloric sufficiency toward the quality of peoples’ diets – a trend that will likely continue in this way.

18 Jun 2015 description

Un nouvel ouvrage examine les problèmes posés par le changement climatique et les moyens d’y faire face

18 juin 2015, Rome – Le réchauffement de la planète aura de profondes répercussions sur les lieux et les modes de production des aliments; en outre, il entraînera une baisse de la valeur nutritionnelle de certaines cultures, ce qui conduira à modifier les politiques relatives à la lutte contre la faim et la pauvreté et aux échanges mondiaux de produits alimentaires; c'est en tous cas le point de vue des experts qui s'expriment dans un nouveau livre.

18 Jun 2015 description

A body of evidence: What climate change implies for global food security and trade

New book assesses climate challenge and ways of coping with it

18 June 2015, Rome - Global warming will have profound consequences on where and how food is produced, and also lead to a reduction in the nutritional properties of some crops, all of which has policy implications for the fight against hunger and poverty and for the global food trade, experts say in a new book.

16 Jun 2015 description

Regional consultation calls for urgent prevention measures in West and Central Africa

16 June 2015, Abuja - A two-day regional emergency consultation meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, discussed regional and national strategies and their implementation to improve regional coordination and synergies for the immediate and effective prevention and control of the H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza in West and Central Africa.

16 Jun 2015 description

Informer les décideurs politiques tout en permettant la poursuite du dialogue sur la sécurité alimentaire au plan mondial

16 juin 2015, Rome – Pleinement consciente de la contribution des agriculteurs familiaux à la sécurité alimentaire et à l'éradication de la pauvreté au plan mondial, la FAO a lancé aujourd'hui une nouvelle plateforme numérique qui constitue un point d'accès unique aux nombreuses informations, données et législations sur l'agriculture familiale.

16 Jun 2015 description

New initiative aims to inform policy makers, continue global conversation on food security

16 June 2015, Rome - Recognizing the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, FAO today launched a new digital platform that aims to become a "one-stop shop" for information, data and legislation on the sector that produces some 80 percent of the world's food.

15 Jun 2015 description

De précieux outils à l’usage des professionnels du développement, des décideurs et de la société civile

15 juin 2015, Rome – Un nouveau manuel élaboré par la FAO instruit sur les mesures de lutte contre le travail des enfants qu'il convient d'inclure dans les programmes de développement agricole et rural, notamment ceux qui ciblent les agriculteurs familiaux.

15 Jun 2015 description

New guide on preventing child labour in agriculture

Provides a suite of tools for use by development professionals, policymakers, civil society groups

15 June 2015, Rome - A new guide by FAO aims to help ensure anti-child labour measures are included in agricultural and rural development programmes, in particular those targeting family farmers.

Programs intended to boost local food production and support family farmers often do include components to address the issue of child labour in agriculture.

15 Jun 2015 description

Le Directeur général présente sa vision centrée sur le changement climatique et la nutrition

13 Jun 2015 description

Director-General outlines vision with emphasis on climate change and nutrition

13 June 2015, Rome - FAO's governing Conference today closed a week-long session during which Members, in record attendance, approved the agency's biennial programme of work and budget and sent a strong signal of support for continuing the strategic direction charted out by Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

The Conference formally approved a regular budget of $1,035.7 million for delivery of FAO's programme of work over the period 2016-2017.

13 Jun 2015 description

Leaders address closing session of FAO Conference

13 June 2015, Rome - Empowering family farmers, establishing safety nets to help those most in need escape poverty traps, and ensuring peace and inclusive economic growth in rural areas must be core elements in efforts to eradicate hunger once and for all, the presidents of Colombia and Mexico asserted in speeches made here today.