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27 Feb 2015 description

FAO Director-General speaks at 26th Caribbean Community summit

27 February 2015, Nassau - Agriculture, particularly family farming, is crucial for Caribbean countries to achieve food security as they face climate change and other challenges, and can also spur their economic development by creating jobs, especially for youth, according to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

26 Feb 2015 description

La nouvelle évaluation met en évidence les résultats obtenus en travaillant de façon plus stratégique avec les pays membres

25 Feb 2015 description

FAO Director-General speaks at Caribbean Community agriculture ministers’ meeting

25 February 2015, Nassau - Over the last two decades efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition in the Caribbean have made substantial progress, but these need to be further strengthened, according to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

25 Feb 2015 description

Assessment highlights results gained by working more strategically with member countries

25 February 2015, Rome – A newly released report highlights the depth and breadth of the transformational changes taking place across the Organization. The 2014 ;Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) report finds that FAO has taken concrete measures and demonstrated strong executive leadership to instil a results-oriented culture at both the organizational and country level.

24 Feb 2015 description
  1. INTRODUCTION

Well formulated food and nutrition security (FNS) policies and programmes that address key issues and their causes, have broad political and social support, and enjoy smooth implementation are conducive to reducing hunger and malnutrition.

24 Feb 2015 description

Why an assessment of the right to food in West Africa?

20 Feb 2015 description

Le Directeur général de la FAO s'adresse au Forum international sur l'agriculture et le changement climatique

20 février 2015, Paris - Le modèle de production agricole qui prédomine de nos jours n'est pas adapté aux nouveaux enjeux liés à la sécurité alimentaire du XXIème siècle, a déclaré le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva aujourd'hui.

20 Feb 2015 description

FAO Director-General speaks at International Forum on Agriculture and Climate Change

20 February 2015, Paris - The model of agricultural production that predominates today is not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

18 Feb 2015 description

Supporting peace through food security and resilience The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has collaborated with the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) since 2009 to support activities and programmes that contribute to building lasting peace in countries emerging from conflict. To date, FAO has received US$11.6 million in support from the PBF through 12 emergency projects, with more than 80 percent of them taking place in Africa.

10 Feb 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

↗ Export prices of wheat and maize declined in January reflecting large global supplies and favourable prospects for the 2015 crops.
International quotations of rice continued to weaken with the completion of the 2014 main harvests. Overall, cereal export prices were below their year-earlier values.

↗ Despite relatively low international cereal prices, the depreciation of national currencies in several importing countries has put upward pressure on domestic prices in recent months, particularly in CIS and South America.

10 Feb 2015 description

FAO and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics team up to develop high tech tools to fight bird flu and other infectious diseases

10 February 2015, Rome - FAO has chosen the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a designated reference centre to expand its access to state-of the-art technology in combating dangerous viral infections, including avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease, in farm animals and wildlife.

06 Feb 2015 description

5 février 2015, Rome – L'Indice FAO des prix des produits alimentaires a poursuivi son recul en janvier, s'établissant aux alentours de 182,7 points, soit 1,9 pour cent de moins qu'en décembre 2014.

Cette baisse traduit les bonnes anticipations de la production. En effet, la FAO a révisé ses estimations de la production céréalière mondiale de 2014 à un niveau record, et d'après les premières prévisions, annonce des récoltes favorables pour 2015.

05 Feb 2015 description

Wheat, soy oil, pork among main drivers, helped by weaker euro and lower oil prices

Rome, 5 February, 2015 - The FAO Food Price Index continued to decline in January, averaging 182.7 points for the month, or 1.9 percent below its December 2014 level.

Lower prices reflect strong production expectations as FAO also raised its 2014 forecast for world cereal production to a record high and noted that early indications for crops in 2015 are favourable.

30 Jan 2015 description

Graziano da Silva lends support to AU’s Malabo pledge to end hunger in Africa by 2025

30 January 2015, Addis Ababa - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today attended an African Union (AU) summit which is set to focus on a continent-wide commitment by governments to end hunger by 2025, and also on efforts to boost the role of women in achieving prosperity in Africa.

29 Jan 2015 description

El Plan es considerado un instrumento fundamental que ayudará a todos los países en sus esfuerzos por erradicar el hambre y disminuir la pobreza en la Región

28 Jan 2015 description

La lucha contra el hambre y la pobreza se encuentran entre los temas principales a tratar en la agenda oficial de la III Cumbre de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y del Caribe (CELAC).

San José, Costa Rica, 27 de enero de 2015- Durante su participación en la reunión de Ministros de Relaciones Exteriores, en el marco de la III Cumbre de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y el Caribe, José Graziano Da Silva, Director General de la FAO, presentó el Plan para la Seguridad Alimentaria, Nutrición y Erradicación del Hambre 2025 de la CELAC.

27 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • In West Africa, the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone continues to affect the food security situation of large numbers of people through the disruption of livelihoods, farming activities and markets. The death toll is rising rapidly and had exceeded 8,280 deaths and 21,000 cases as of 9 January 20151.

27 Jan 2015 description

Fight against hunger and poverty on the table at the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States summit

27 January 2015, San José, Costa Rica - Today FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva presented a new regional Plan for Food Security, Nutrition and Hunger Eradication by 2025 during a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) taking place here.