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29 Aug 2016 description

29/08/2016 Bangkok, Thailand - Recent advances in information and communication technology are leading to remarkable improvements in agricultural production and food safety in Asia and the Pacific, a UN forum of ICT experts meeting in Bangkok heard today.

From drones to smart phones, advances in ICT are bridging the extension gap, providing information on climate-smart technologies and practices, and helping to level the playing field by making these technologies more affordable, accessible and applicable for even the poorest smallholder and family farmer.

27 Aug 2016 description

Lors d’une conférence au Kenya, le chef de la FAO souligne le rôle de l’agriculture dans la prévention des conflits et le relèvement

27 août 2016, Rome/Nairobi – La sécurité alimentaire et l’agriculture jouent un rôle primordial dans la prévention des conflits et des crises sur le continent africain. Elles en atténuent les effets et sont les moteurs du relèvement après un conflit.

27 Aug 2016 description

At Kenya conference, FAO leader highlights role of agriculture in preventing conflict, enabling recovery

27 August 2016, Rome/Nairobi - Food security and agriculture have an essential role to play in preventing conflicts and crises on the African continent, blunting their impacts and acting as engines for post-crisis recovery.

This was the central message of FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva to African leaders and international development actors gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, today for one of the foremost summits on African development.

25 Aug 2016 description

Legisladores de nueve países definirán una agenda conjunta para contribuir a los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y al Plan de seguridad alimentaria y erradicación del hambre de la CELAC.

25 de agosto 2016, Santiago de Chile - Legisladores de los Frentes Parlamentarios Contra el Hambre de ocho países de Mesoamérica y Colombia definirán una agenda conjunta para contribuir desde el ámbito legislativo a la erradicación del hambre en América Latina y el Caribe.

23 Aug 2016 description

Food security concerns for large numbers of people in several Asian countries following severe localized monsoon floods


19 Aug 2016 description

Un engagement durable pour une agriculture durable et des communautés résilientes

19 Aug 2016 description

An enduring commitment to sustainable agriculture and resilient communities

18 Aug 2016 description

General inflation in the region in June was estimated at 3.9 percent, and food inflation was 4.9 percent.

  • Sri Lanka recorded the highest monthly food price increase in the Asia-Pacific region in June, with a rise of 4.3 percent compared to May.

  • Afghanistan reported higher prices for wheat flour (high and low quality) and rice (low quality) compared to a month and a year ago.

16 Aug 2016 description

What is La Niña?

La Niña is the cooling of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every three to five years, lasting from six to 24 months. On average, half of El Niño events are followed by a La Niña, which typically affects global climate patterns in the opposite way El Niño does. The intensity of the La Niña climatic phenomenon generally peaks between October and January

Purpose of this report

10 Aug 2016 description

Descubra cómo pueden ayudar los drones a afrontar los actuales desafíos alimentarios

10 Aug 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.

The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998. The negative consequences of El Niño are foreseen to continue through 2017, particularly in Southern Africa where this event has followed multiple droughts compounding the already fragile situation.

10 Aug 2016 description

Key messages

↗ International grain prices declined significantly in July, with those of wheat weighed down by seasonal harvest pressure and maize quotations falling on account of generally favourable weather for developing crops. Prices of rice showed mixed trends in Asian origins, while they increased in main exporting countries of South America.

08 Aug 2016 description

UN calls for greater action in the fight against malnutrition, hunger and obesity during Nutrition for Growth event in Rio de Janeiro

August 4, 2016, Santiago, Chile - In the same way that the world's athletes will strive to reach the finish line, the international community must redouble its efforts to eradicate hunger and improve nutrition of children and adults, FAO said today on the eve of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

07 Aug 2016 description

Naciones Unidas pidió mayor acción en la lucha contra la malnutrición, el hambre y la obesidad durante el evento Nutrición para el Crecimiento en Rio de Janeiro.

5 de agosto de 2016, Santiago de Chile – De la misma forma en que los atletas mundiales se esforzarán por llegar a la meta en primer lugar, la comunidad internacional debe redoblar sus acciones para erradicar el hambre y mejorar la nutrición de niños y adultos, señaló la FAO en vísperas de los Juegos Olímpicos en Río de Janeiro.

05 Aug 2016 description
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2 de agosto de 2016, Santiago de Chile – El impacto del cambio climático en América Latina y el Caribe será considerable por su dependencia económica respecto de la agricultura, la baja capacidad adaptativa de su población y la ubicación geográfica de algunos de sus países, señala un nuevo estudio de FAO, CEPAL y ALADI.

04 Aug 2016 description

La baisse générale après cinq mois de croissance reflète une chute des prix des céréales et des huiles végétales

4 août 2016, Rome - Les prix internationaux pour les produits alimentaires de base ont connu une légère baisse en juillet, après cinq mois de hausses consécutives. L'Indice FAO des prix des produits alimentaires (FPI) affichait une moyenne de 161,9 points en juillet 2016, soit 0,8 pour cent (1,3 point) de moins que son niveau de juin et 1,4 pour cent de moins que son niveau de juillet 2015.

04 Aug 2016 description

The overall drop after five months of growth reflects a slide in prices for grains and vegetable oils

4 August 2016, Rome – The international prices for major food commodities saw a modest decline in July, following five consecutive months of increases. The FAO Food Price Index (FPI) averaged 161.9 points in July 2016, slipping 0.8 percent (1.3 points) below its level in June and 1.4 percent below its level of July 2015.

03 Aug 2016 description

Representante Regional de la FAO destacó la importancia de reducir el hambre de quienes producen la mayor parte de los alimentos en la región: agricultores y agricultoras familiares.

3 de agosto de 2016, Santiago de Chile - La agricultura familiar genera la mayor parte de los alimentos en la región, especialmente la que se destina a los mercados internos, pero la pobreza afecta a casi la mitad de los habitantes rurales de América Latina y el Caribe, señaló hoy la FAO.

02 Aug 2016 description

August 2, 2016, Santiago, Chile - The impact of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean will be considerable because of its economic dependence on agriculture, the low adaptive capacity of its population and the geographical location of some of its countries, notes a new study by FAO, ECLAC and ALADI.

02 Aug 2016 description

General Situation during July 2016 Forecast until mid-September 2016