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28 Jul 2016 description

Au moins 109 millions de dollars nécessaires pour fournir des semences et des intrants agricoles et pour rendre de nombreux autres services.

28 juillet 2016, Rome - Avant que ne commence les préparations du sol pour la campagne principale dans quelques semaines, près de 23 millions de personnes en Afrique australe ont besoin d'une aide urgente pour produire suffisamment afin de se nourrir et d'éviter d'être dépendants de l'aide humanitaire jusqu'à la mi-2018, a indiqué aujourd'hui la FAO.

28 Jul 2016 description
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Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger

Joint FAO-WFP news release

29 July 2016, Rome - Protracted conflicts affecting 17 countries have driven millions of people into severe food insecurity and are hindering global efforts to eradicate malnutrition, two UN agencies have warned in a report submitted to the UN Security Council.

28 Jul 2016 description

At least $109 million is urgently required for the provision of seeds and other agricultural inputs and services

28 July 2016, Rome - With only a few weeks before land preparation begins for the next main cropping season, some 23 million people in Southern Africa urgently need support to produce enough food to feed themselves and thus avoid being dependent on humanitarian assistance until mid 2018, FAO said today.

27 Jul 2016 description

This report reflects the perspectives of individual practitioners who attended the 8th Practitioner Workshop in Bangkok during 23-25 November 2015 . The publication offers solutions to issues, problems and challenges regarding community resilience, expanding preparedness for response and innovation and risk-informed development (pp. 55-67).

The central points ermerging from the discussions are the following:

26 Jul 2016 description

La FAO et le PAM affirment que la loi augmentera considérablement les efforts déployés mondialement pour combattre la faim et la pauvreté rurale.

ROME – Les leaders des deux agences onusiennes luttant contre la faim dans le monde ont applaudi la nouvelle législation des Etats-Unis, qui vise à renforcer les programmes mondiaux d’assistance alimentaire dès l’année prochaine.

25 Jul 2016 description

25 July 2016, Rome - Leaders of two United Nations agencies fighting hunger worldwide have applauded new legislation in the United States aimed at strengthening global food assistance programs in the years ahead.

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) praised U.S. President Barack Obama for his 20 July signing of the Global Food Security Act (GFSA), after the bill was passed by the U.S. Congress on 6 July with remarkably broad support.

21 Jul 2016 description

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva hold talks

21 July 2016, Rome - The Mediterranean migration crisis and ways in which Italy's upcoming presidency of the Group of Seven (G7) can help boost efforts to achieve the international community's Sustainable Development Goals, topped the agenda during talks today between Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

21 Jul 2016 description

La sécurité des droits fonciers est essentielle pour l’établissement de solutions à long terme

21 juillet 2016, Rome - Selon la FAO, les gouvernements doivent en faire davantage pour créer des conditions favorables qui permettront aux populations autochtones, aux communautés locales, aux petits exploitants agricoles et à leurs organisations de restaurer les paysages dégradés et de mettre en pratique les mesures visant à s'adapter au changement climatique et a en atténuer les effets.

21 Jul 2016 description

New tool for managing the fuel needs of displaced populations

A FAO-UNHCR handbook offers a new tool for helping displaced people access fuel for cooking food while reducing environmental damage and conflicts with local communities. At the end of 2015, over 65 million people worldwide were displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, generalised violence or human rights violations, many living in refugee camps or improvised settlements, according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

19 Jul 2016 description

A valuable policy-making and investment tool for sustainable development, addressing climate change

19 July 2016, Rome - A new FAO report helps to fill a significant knowledge gap on the presence and extent of forests and trees in the world's drylands, where the food security and livelihoods of millions of people, already precarious, are increasingly being threatened by climate change.

18 Jul 2016 description

FAO: Agricultura comercial generó casi el 70 % de la deforestación en América Latina

No es necesario cortar bosques para producir más alimentos, según el informe El estado de los bosques del mundo 2016

18 de julio de 2016, Santiago de Chile - En América Latina, la agricultura comercial es la principal causante de la deforestación, según el nuevo informe de la FAO, El estado de los bosques del mundo 2016 (SOFO, por sus siglas en inglés).

18 Jul 2016 description

Combler le fossé entre la foresterie et l’agriculture en vue d’améliorer la sécurité alimentaire

La FAO appelle à une meilleure coordination entre les deux secteurs afin de mettre en place des systèmes agricoles durables et d’améliorer la gestion des forêts

18 Jul 2016 description

Bridging the gap between forestry and agriculture to improve food security

FAO calls for better coordination between the two sectors towards sustainable farming systems and forest management

15 Jul 2016 description
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Malnutrition is a global problem

  • 2 BILLION people suffer from some form of micronutrient deficiency

  • 161 Millionchildren under the age 5 are too short for their age

  • 795 Million people do not get the food they need to live a healthy life

14 Jul 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

13 Jul 2016 description

New study highlights the contributions of women to cassava, quinoa, corn and cotton value chains.

July 13, 2016, Santiago, Chile - Women play a major role in agrifood systems in Latin America and the Caribbean, both in the production, processing and marketing of food, despite facing multiple inequalities, FAO said today.

13 Jul 2016 description

Desigualdad de género en los sistemas agroalimentarios de América Latina y el Caribe

Nuevo estudio de la FAO visibiliza los aportes de las mujeres a las cadenas de valor de la yuca, quinua, maíz y algodón.

13 de julio de 2016, Santiago de Chile - Las mujeres juegan un rol preponderante en los sistemas agroalimentarios de América Latina y el Caribe, tanto en la producción, transformación y comercialización de alimentos, a pesar de enfrentar múltiples desigualdades, señaló hoy la FAO.