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National Geographic et la FAO ensemble pour sensibiliser aux problèmes de la faim et de la nutrition

Un accord vient d’officialiser leur collaboration sur les questions d’alimentation

17 octobre 2014, Rome - La National Geographic Society et la FAO ont convenu aujourd'hui de travailler de concert pour diffuser des informations destinées à sensibiliser le public aux problèmes de la faim et de la nutrition.

En particulier, lors de la couverture de questions relatives à l'alimentation et à l'agriculture, National Geographic puisera dans les statistiques, données et tendances émises par FAOStat, le service des statistiques de la FAO.

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National Geographic/FAO: Raising awareness on hunger and nutrition

Joint agreement formalises collaboration on food issues

17 October 2014, Rome - The National Geographic Society and FAO today agreed to work together to provide information and raise awareness about hunger and nutrition.

In particular, when reporting on food and agriculture, National Geographic will utilize food and agricultural statistics as well as trends and data sets, sourced from FAO's statistical service, FAOStat.

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Approbation des Principes pour l’investissement responsable dans l’agriculture et l’alimentation

Le Comité de la sécurité alimentaire entérine des directives invitant les investisseurs dans l’agriculture et les systèmes alimentaires à garantir la sécurité alimentaire locale et les droits des travailleurs agricoles

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L’agriculture familiale en première ligne pour éradiquer la faim

Le rapport La situation mondiale de l’alimentation et de l’agriculture 2014 préconise de transformer le demi-milliard d’exploitations agricoles familiales en agents de changement

16 octobre 2014, Rome – Sur les 570 millions d'exploitations agricoles dans le monde neuf sur dix sont gérées par des familles, ce qui montre la prédominance de l'agriculture familiale et lui confère le rôle d'agent de changement potentiel essentiel pour assurer la sécurité alimentaire et éradiquer la faim, selon un nouveau rapport des Nations Unies diffusé aujourd'hui.

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The State of Food and Agriculture 2014 [EN/SP]

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FAO's new report shifts focus to family farms as crucial in addressing food security. Family farms produce about 80 percent of the world's food, making them vital in tackling the problem.

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Principles for responsible agriculture and food investments are approved

Plenary of CFS endorses guidance to ensure investment in agriculture and food systems benefits local food security and workers’ rights

16 October 2014, Rome -- Governments from around the world have approved a landmark set of principles meant to guide investment in agriculture and food systems around the world, aimed at assuring that cross-border and corporate investment flows lead to improved food security and sustainability and respect the rights of farm and food workers.

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Thomson Reuters Foundation and FAO launch global food security news platform

Hosted on the Thomson Reuters Foundation news portal, the coverage combines the knowledge and expertise of FAO with the reach of the Foundation's global team of journalists.

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China pledges $50 million in support of South-South cooperation on agricultural development

"Silent crisis of hunger and poverty a major challenge and common responsibility" - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

15 October 2014, Rome - China has announced a $50 million donation to FAO to support the Organization's program of "South-South cooperation" to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development over the next five years.

Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang made the announcement today in a speech at FAO ahead of tomorrow's World Food Day celebrations. It was his first visit to a UN agency since assuming office.

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Le CSA s’apprête à approuver les principes de l’investissement responsable dans l’agriculture et les systèmes alimentaire

Ce forum international doit aussi approuver des recommandations politiques sur les pertes et le gaspillage de nourriture ainsi que sur la durabilité de la pêche et de l’aquaculture

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Les Etats membres de la FAO s’engagent à lutter contre la malnutrition au plan mondial

Le Directeur général se réjouit de l’accord intervenu sur la Déclaration et le Cadre d’action qui doivent être adoptés lors de la deuxième Conférence internationale sur la nutrition

12 octobre 2014, Rome - Les Etats membres de la FAO ont posé un important jalon dans la lutte mondiale contre la malnutrition en plébiscitant aujourd'hui un accord sur des politiques destinées à assurer l'accès de tous les habitants de la planète à des régimes alimentaires sains.

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CFS set to endorse principles for responsible investments in agriculture and food systems

International forum will also endorse policy recommendations on food losses and waste and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture

13 October 2014, Rome - The Committee on World Food Security, the world's foremost inclusive intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder platform for food security and nutrition, today opened its 41st session (CFS 41). The Committee is expected to adopt a set of principles for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems that have been in development for the past two years.

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Countries agree on key policy commitments to fight malnutrition globally

FAO Director-General welcomes agreement on Declaration and Framework for Action to be adopted at Second International Conference on Nutrition

Malnutrition places a heavy burden on families and communties.12 October 2014, Rome - Reaching an important milestone in the fight against global malnutrition, countries today agreed on policies aimed at ensuring that people around the world have access to healthier diets.

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La FAO déploie des outils de pointe pour améliorer les systèmes nationaux de surveillance des forêts

Un logiciel gratuit aide les pays à affronter la déforestation et le changement climatique

10 octobre 2014, Rome – La FAO vient de lancer un logiciel gratuit qui devrait, espère-t-on, contribuer à améliorer la façon dont beaucoup de pays en développement évaluent leurs forêts et en surveillent l'évolution dans le cadre de la lutte contre la déforestation et le changement climatique.

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The Committee on World Food Security 5 years later: an assessment by civil society

FAO Director-General opens the annual forum of the International Food Security and Nutrition Civil Society Mechanism (CSM)

11 October 2014, Rome - Civil society plays a crucial role helping building consensus, giving a voice to the hungry, representing society’s diversity and being a part of international decision-making processes, FAO Director-General told civil society representatives today at the Organization’s headquarters, where they began the annual forum of the International Civil Society Mechanism, a vehicle for non-state actors to participate in policy making.

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Global food price monitor - October 2014

Key messages

  • Export prices of wheat and maize decreased further in September to multi-year lows, driven by expectations of large global supplies in 2014/15. Even rice prices, which had been rising in previous months, fell in September.

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FAO sets standards to improve national forest monitoring systems

Free open-source tools will help to tackle deforestation and climate change

10 October 2014, Rome - FAO has launched free software tools that it hopes will improve the way many developing nations monitor the state of their forests to tackle deforestation and climate change.

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The FAO Food Price Index falls for the sixth consecutive month

» The FAO Food Price Index averaged 191.5 points in September 2014, down 5.2 points (2.6 percent) from August and as much as 12.2 points (6.0 percent) from the corresponding period last year. The September slide, which represented the sixth consecutive monthly drop, brought the value of the index to its lowest level since August 2010. The decline in September marks the longest period of continuous falls in the value of the index since the late 1990s. Among the sub-indices, sugar and dairy weakened the most, followed by cereals and oils, while meat remained firm.

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Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 3, October 2014

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  • The forecast for global cereal production in 2014 has been raised closer to last year’s record, which is expected to boost inventories to a multi-year high.

  • Export prices of wheat and maize decreased further in September to multiyear lows, driven by expectations of large global supplies in 2014/15. Even rice prices, which had been rising in previous months, fell in September.

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Food Outlook - Biannual Report on Global Food Markets, October 2014

According to the latest edition of FAO's biannual Food Outlook report, global markets for most foodstuffs are more stable than they have been in recent years

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Se presenta el Observatorio 2014 sobre el Derecho a la Alimentación y la Nutrición en FAO

Roma, 8 de octubre de 2014 – “La sociedad civil ha tenido un papel clave en la implementación de las directrices y ha contribuido a llevar el Derecho a la Alimentación a las constituciones de 28 países,” ha afirmado Jomo K. Sundaram, Director General Adjunto y Coordinador para el Desarrollo Económico y Social de FAO, durante la presentación del informe elaborado por el Consorcio del Observatorio del Derecho a la Alimentación y a la Nutrición en la sede de la FAO en Roma.