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24 Mar 2017 description

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↗ International cereal export prices increased further in February. Wheat and maize quotations were mainly underpinned by strong demand but ample global supplies and generally favourable early prospects for 2017 crops limited the increase. International prices of rice also increased, mostly reflecting currency movements and expectations of stronger Basmati sales.

23 Mar 2017 description

ALC necesitaría invertir USD 33 mil millones para incrementar la cobertura de su tratamiento de aguas residuales hasta el 64 % para 2030.

22 de marzo de 2017, Santiago de Chile - En América Latina y el Caribe, las descargas de aguas residuales urbanas están aumentando debido al crecimiento de la población y la expansión de los servicios de abastecimiento de agua y saneamiento, según un nuevo informe de Naciones Unidas.

21 Mar 2017 description

Agreement will formalize collaboration to strengthen countries’ ability to craft agriculture strategies, meet pledges

21 March 2017, Rome-FAO and the world's leading climate-change authority signed an agreement today allowing both institutions to better serve countries around the world to adapt to and mitigate the impact of warmer global temperatures and meet their pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

21 Mar 2017 description

Soil management could make or break climate change response efforts

Symposium, report shine light on critical role of terrestrial carbon sinks

21 March 2017, Rome - Warning of "colossal" negative impacts for the environment and human societies if the massive stores of carbon trapped in the Earth's soils are released, Fijian president Jioji Konousi Konrote called for stronger management of this critical natural resource at the start of an international symposium today.

18 Mar 2017 description

17 February 2017, Harare - A three-day Regional Emergency Meeting discussing new transboundary crop and livestock pests in Southern Africa ended on 16 February 2017 with a call for increased investment in preparedness and response capacities to new and endemic threats in Southern Africa.

10 Mar 2017 description

FAO joins celebrations for International School Meals Day

9 March 2017, Rome – International School Meals Day, celebrated around the world today, is a timely reminder of the need to promote healthy eating habits for all children through sustainable policies, including sourcing food from family farmers.

Every day around 370 million children around the world are fed at school through school meals programmes that are run in varying degrees by national governments.

10 Mar 2017 description


At least 368 million children in the world are fed daily at school through school feeding programmes that are run in varying degrees by national governments. School feeding not only nurtures children and improve their health, but they are also key in facilitating access to education as they increase school enrolment, attendance and completion. In addition, the health and educational benefits of school feeding have a lifelong impact.

09 Mar 2017 description

ROMA. –Líderes de las tres agencias de Naciones Unidas en Roma participan hoy del Día Internacional de la Mujer para reafirmar su compromiso de intensificar los esfuerzos para invertir en las capacidades de las mujeres rurales como agentes de cambio clave para construir un mundo sin hambre.

08 Mar 2017 description

Empowerment of rural women is fundamental for achieving 2030 Agenda

FAO/IFAD/WFP Joint News Release

8 March 2017, Rome - Leaders from the three UN Rome-based agencies today marked International Women's Day  by reinforcing their commitments to step up efforts to invest in the capacities of rural women as key agents of change in building a world without hunger.

07 Mar 2017 description

Desastres de menor escala generaron más de la mitad de las muertes producto de eventos climáticos en América Latina y el Caribe entre 1990 y 2014.

06 de marzo de 2017, Santiago de Chile – Desastres de menor escala pero mayor frecuencia generan hasta la mitad de las pérdidas humanas producto de desastres en América Latina y el Caribe entre 1990 y 2014, señaló hoy la FAO.

02 Mar 2017 description

» El índice de precios de los alimentos de la FAO * se situó en febrero de 2017 en un promedio de 175,5 puntos, esto es, 0,9 puntos (un 0,5 %) por encima de su valor ligeramente revisado de enero. A este nivel, el índice ha subido 26 puntos (o un 17,2 %) desde el mismo mes del año pasado y se encuentra en su valor más elevado desde febrero de 2015. Con excepción de los aceites vegetales, en febrero aumentaron los índices de todos los demás productos básicos empleados en el cálculo del índice de precios de los alimentos de la FAO, especialmente el de los cereales.

02 Mar 2017 description

Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones

Food security emergencies are likely to increase

2 March 2017, Rome - Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

02 Mar 2017 description

La faim persiste dans les zones de conflits chroniques malgré de bonnes récoltes mondiales

Les urgences liées à la sécurité alimentaire sont appelées à augmenter

27 Feb 2017 description

Food insecurity and poverty pose major challenge to goal of ending hunger by 2030 in sub-Saharan Africa

FAO report stresses need to increase agricultural productivity

24 February 2017, Freetown - Some 153 million people, representing about 26 percent of the population above 15 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa, suffered from severe food insecurity in 2014-15, according to a new FAO report.

22 Feb 2017 description

Natural hazards claim 1.35 million lives per year.

Over the past 20 years, typhoons, floods, droughts, earthquakes and other natural hazards have claimed 1.35 million lives and affected on average 218 million people per year. They also have devastating effects on socio-economic development with a global economic impact since 2005 surpassing USD 1.3 trillion, mostly in developing countries. If better preparedness planning was in place, time, money and lives could have been saved.

The international community underinvests in preparedness.

22 Feb 2017 description
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22 February 2017, Rome - Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report out today.

22 Feb 2017 description
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Aperçu général

De nombreux défis menacent l’avenir de la sécurité alimentaire mondiale, selon le rapport

L’objectif visant à éradiquer la faim d’ici à 2030 ne pourra être atteint sans de nouveaux efforts

16 Feb 2017 description

Strengthening national and regional early warning systems, response and preparedness plans

16 February 2016, Harare – Sixteen East and Southern African countries agreed today on urgent plans of action aimed at boosting the region’s capacity to manage emerging crop pests and livestock diseases, including armyworm and avian influenza.