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La faim recule dans le monde, mais 805 millions de personnes souffrent encore de sous-alimentation chronique

L’OMD consistant à réduire de moitié la proportion des affamés toujours possible d’ici à fin 2015

16 septembre 2014, Rome - Quelque 805 millions de personnes dans le monde, soit un être humain sur neuf, souffrent encore de la faim, selon un nouveau rapport diffusé aujourd'hui par les Nations Unies.

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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014: Strengthening the enabling environment for food security and nutrition

The MDG target to halve the proportion of the world’s hungry is still within reach by the end of 2015, according to the new UN report on the State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014.

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L'Indice FAO des prix alimentaires à son plus bas niveau en quatre ans

La météo favorable dope la production céréalière – Projections de récolte en hausse de 14 millions de tonnes

11 septembre 2014, Rome – L'indice mensuel des prix des produits alimentaires publié par la FAO a reculé à nouveau en août pour le cinquième mois consécutif, tombant à son plus bas niveau depuis septembre 2010.

La moyenne de 196,6 points enregistrée en août représente une baisse de 7,3 points (3,6 pour cent) par rapport à juillet. A l'exception de la viande, tous les prix des denrées mesurées par l'indice ont nettement fléchi.

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FAO food price index drops to four-year low

Good weather boosts world cereal production – 2014 crop projections up 14 million tonnes

11 September 2014, Rome - FAO's monthly food price index registered another drop in August, continuing a 5-month downward run and reaching its lowest level since September 2010.

The index's August average of 196.6 points represents a decrease of 7.3 points (3.6 percent) from July. With the exception of meat, prices for all of the commodities measured by the index dipped markedly.

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Global food price monitor - September 2014

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Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize in August continued the declining trend of the past few months reflecting the favourable outlook for 2014 global production; by contrast, rice quotations increased further. Overall, cereal export prices were below their levels of a year earlier.

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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A new approach in support of food security and sustainable agriculture

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Understanding and managing the complex interactions between water, energy and food

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Le développement durable des Petits états insulaires en développement, un test décisif pour le monde

Nous ne misons pas sur la survie, mais sur le développement durable, déclare le Directeur général de la FAO au Sommet des PEID à Samoa

3 septembre 2014, Apia, Samoa/Rome - Affronter le changement climatique n'est pas juste une question de survie pour les petits états insulaires - la communauté internationale devrait le considérer comme un défi à relever pour prendre des mesures concertées et intensifier les efforts en faveur d'un modèle de développement durable, a indiqué aujourd'hui le Directeur général de la FAO José Graziano da Silva.

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New online discussion: Policy outreach and communications for improving food security and nutrition

A great deal of food security and nutrition information is targeted at decision makers and aims at contributing to evidence based policy making. A new online discussion explores the factors that contribute to the information we produce actually being used in policy making processes – in particular at the country and regional level.

We would like to hear your success stories about what worked in terms of your information concretely contributing to policy dialogue and decision making!

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Sustainable development of Small Island Developing States a global litmus test

"We want more than just survival. We strive for sustainable development." - FAO Director General at SIDS Summit in Samoa

3 September 2014, Apia, Samoa/Rome - Coping with climate change should be seen as more than just a question of survival for small island countries - the international community should view it as a challenge to take unified action and notch up efforts to shift to a sustainable model of development, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

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Food Security and Nutrition in Small Island Developing States

The outcome document of Rio+20, “The Future We Want” (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, June 2012) acknowledged that SIDS remains a special case for sustainable development. Building on the Barbados Programme of Action and the Mauritius Strategy, the document calls for the convening in 2014 of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States. This was later ratified by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution under the theme “The sustainable development of Small Island Developing States through Genuine and Durable Partnerships”.

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Emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero de la agricultura, silvicultura y otros usos de la tierra America Latina y el Caribe

La seguridad alimentaria y la agricultura se enfrentan a grandes desafíos con el cambio climático, en términos de impactos negativos en la productividad e implementación de acciones sectoriales para limitar el calentamiento global.

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Agricultores familiares y pueblos originarios de ALC pueden aprovechar la agro-biodiversidad regional para hacer frente a los retos del cambio climático

Gobiernos de la región pueden potenciar los conocimientos tradicionales acumulados por los agricultores familiares y los pueblos originaros para la adaptación al cambio climático.

Santiago de Chile, 25 de agosto de 2014 – Los gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe deben profundizar sus políticas públicas para que la agricultura familiar y los pueblos originarios puedan beneficiarse de la agro-biodiversidad regional y hacer frente a los retos del cambio climático, señaló hoy la FAO.

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Asia Pacific Food Price and Policy Monitor, July 2014 - Issue 12

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Regional general price inflation moderated to 5.7 percent in June after reaching 6.1 percent in May. Food price inflation slowed to 4.4 percent from 5 percent during the same period.

  • The benchmark Thai 100% B rice price rose 2.6 percent, but regional rice prices were stable.

  • Wheat prices fell annually by 3.5 percent in South Asia, and 8.2 percent in Pakistan.

  • China expects 122.6 million tonnes of wheat output this year, up 2 percent over last year.

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S'engager pour un monde plus résilient

Pour la Journée mondiale de l'aide humanitaire 2014, petit aperçu de quelques-uns des membres de la FAO qui se mettent au service des autres.

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Working together for a more resilient world

On World Humanitarian Day 2014, a look at a few of the people at FAO who are helping us make a difference.

19 August marks the anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, in which 22 people lost their lives. In 2008, the UN General Assembly designated this day as World Humanitarian Day in an effort to raise public awareness of the crucial role that humanitarian assistance plays in improving people's lives worldwide, and to recognize the contributions of those who risk their lives delivering it.

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A Field Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction in Southern Africa

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The toolkit has been developed drawing on the extensive practical and technical knowledge of FAO’s experts, and taking advantage of the Organization’s ability to collaborate with partners across a wide range of sectors.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Global food price monitor - August 2014

Highlights

  • International prices of wheat and maize continued to decrease markedly in July reflecting the positive supply outlook for 2014/15, while those of rice rose further.

  • In Southern Africa, maize prices continued to decline or stabilized, following strong seasonal decreases in previous months with the good 2014 maize outputs.

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L’indice FAO des prix alimentaires a touché, en juillet, un plus bas sur six mois

Céréales, oléagineux et produits laitiers poussent l’indice vers son plus faible niveau depuis janvier 2014

7 août 2014, Rome - L'indice FAO des prix alimentaires a reculé en juillet pour le quatrième mois consécutif du fait principalement d'une forte baisse des cours internationaux du maïs, du blé et de certaines graines oléagineuses dont l'offre est assez abondante sur le marché.

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FAO Food Price Index hits a six-month low in July

Falling grain, oilseed and dairy prices push index to lowest level since January 2014

7 August 2014, Rome - The FAO Food Price Index decreased for a fourth consecutive month in July mainly due to a sharp decline in international prices for maize, wheat and certain oilseeds, reflecting ample supplies for these commodities.