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23 May 2017 description

The number and frequency of recorded natural disasters, along with the associated impact and damage to livelihoods and economies (local, national), are increasing significantly. Natural disasters often destroy critical agricultural assets and infrastructure, disrupting production cycles, trade flows and livelihoods means. This affects food security and causes additional disruptions throughout the value chains. Such disasters may slow overall economic growth, especially where agriculture and food production still account for a large share of gross domestic product and employment.

19 May 2017 description

Italia dona 5 millones de euros a la FAO para contribuir a la lucha contra el hambre en la región

19 de mayo de 2017, Roma - La FAO y el Instituto Italo- Latino Americano (IILA), una organización internacional formada por Italia y veinte países de América Latina, unen sus fuerzas para fortalecer la seguridad alimentaria, la agricultura y el desarrollo rural en la región.

18 May 2017 description

18/05/2017 - La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) y el Banco Mundial han acordado reforzar su cooperación para poner fin al hambre y a la pobreza a nivel mundial y nacional. Ambas organizaciones colaborarán estrechamente para apoyar a sus países miembros a alcanzar los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS), mejorar los medios de subsistencia rurales y la eficiencia de la producción y distribución de alimentos y garantizar la gestión sostenible de los recursos naturales en el mundo.

17 May 2017 description

One-day temporary markets to provide farmers and pastoralists with access to agricultural inputs and services through the exchange of vouchers.

17 May 2017 description

Rural men and women are provided with assistance in the form of vouchers that can be exchanged for agricultural inputs (e.g. seeds, fertilizers, livestock and animal feed) and/or services from selected suppliers.

17 May 2017 description

Cash transfers are combined with productive inputs and/or technical training and extension services to boost the livelihoods and productive capacities of poor, vulnerable men and women.

12 May 2017 description

New guidelines help member states achieve their climate pledges

FAO charts a path for the agricultural sector to contribute to adaptation, mitigation and the SDGs

12 May 2017, Rome-- Now that the Paris Climate Accord has been agreed, national strategies to achieve pledged carbon mitigation and adaptation plans take center stage.

12 May 2017 description

11 mai 2017 – L'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) et la Banque mondiale ont signé un nouvel accord visant à renforcer leur partenariat pour mettre un terme à la faim et à la pauvreté à l'échelle mondiale et nationale.

11 May 2017 description

Key messages

  • International wheat prices generally declined in April, on account of ample supplies and generally favourable outlook for the 2017 harvest. Export prices of maize remained under downward pressure, mainly reflecting expectations of bumper crops in Southern Hemisphere countries. By contrast, international rice prices increased, supported by a rebound in trade activity, especially due to accelerated sales to countries of the Near East.

10 May 2017 description

New agreement aims to facilitate countries’ progress in improving rural livelihoods and safeguard natural resources

08 May 2017 description

08/05/2017 Suva, Fiji Preparing for and responding to natural disasters as they affect access to food for millions of people in the Pacific Islands was a major theme at the first-ever meeting of the Regional Pacific Food Security Cluster Forum in Nadi, Fiji that took place from 26 to 28 April.

The joint FAO/WFP meeting of some 50 representatives from governments, non-governmental and UN organizations, was jointly hosted by the FAO and WFP Food Security Cluster co-lead Coordinators.

04 May 2017 description

» El índice de precios de los alimentos de la FAO * se situó en abril de 2017 en un promedio de 168,0 puntos, es decir, 3,1 puntos (o un 1,8 %) menos que en marzo, pero todavía 15,2 puntos (o un 10 %) más que en abril de 2016. Como sucedió en marzo, en abril bajaron todos los índices de productos empleados en el cálculo del índice de precios de los alimentos, con excepción de los valores relativos a la carne.

04 May 2017 description

» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 168.0 points in April 2017, down 3.1 points (1.8 percent) from March, but still 15.2 points (10 percent) higher than in April 2016. As in March, all commodity indices used in the calculation of the FFPI subsided in April, with the exception of meat values.

04 May 2017 description

Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massive awareness campaign, scientific innovation and multi-institutional collaboration, indicated scientists attending the Stakeholders Consultation Meeting on the Fall Armyworm in Nairobi this week.

04 May 2017 description

Les dernières prévisions indiquent un fléchissement du volume des transactions et de bonnes conditions d’approvisionnement pour le blé et le maïs

4 mai 2017, Rome - Les prix mondiaux des denrées alimentaires se sont repliés en avril en raison des bonnes perspectives d’approvisionnement de nombreux produits de base.

02 May 2017 description

Proyecto de la FAO apoyará la creación de una estrategia regional de gestión del virus para disminuir la población del mosquito que transmite la enfermedad.

2 de mayo de 2017, Santiago de Chile - La FAO trabajará con los países de América Latina y el Caribe para crear una estrategia regional para disminuir el impacto del virus Zika en la seguridad alimentaria de las zonas rurales.

28 Apr 2017 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.