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FAO urges Europe to support nutrition and sustainable farming

Director-General addresses informal meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Milan

30 September, 2014, Milan - European governments must help combat hunger and malnutrition on a global level, as failure to do so will only boost migration flows and stoke conflicts, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

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FAO calls for “paradigm shift” towards sustainable agriculture and family farming

Director-General urges support for science-based options in pursuit of global food security

29 September 2014, Rome - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable while acknowledging that "we cannot rely on an input intensive model to increase production and that the solutions of the past have shown their limits," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today in his opening remarks to the 24th session of the Committee on Agriculture (COAG).

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FAO joins new global efforts targeting Ebola and other infectious diseases

In talks hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama, FAO Director-General outlines FAO's role in Global Health Security Agenda

26 September 2014, Washington, D.C. - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today stressed the need for controls on animal health to help curb the spread of Ebola and other infectious diseases dangerous to humans, during discussions hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama.

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New Online Discussion: The Future of Family Farming: Providing Resources for Women and Young Farmers

Food Tank is excited to be collaborating with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization for the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). Through this discussion we hope to promote greater dialogue around family farming issues. We are interested in opening up a broader debate on impactful policies for rural communities and the need for investing in technologies and innovations that help agriculture become economically profitable, intellectually stimulating, and environmentally sustainable for young and female farmers.

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Desciende el hambre en el mundo, pero 805 millones de personas sufren todavía subalimentación crónica

El Objetivo del Milenio de reducir a la mitad la proporción de víctimas del hambre puede alcanzarse aún a finales de 2015

16 de septiembre de 2014, Roma – Cerca de 805 millones de personas en el mundo -una de cada nueve-, padecen hambre, según un nuevo informe de la ONU publicado hoy.

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Increased concern over latest strain of avian influenza in Southeast Asia

FAO urges continued vigilance to safeguard poultry and livelihoods

22 September 2014, Rome - A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia known as A(H5N6) represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, FAO said today.

Chinese authorities first reported the influenza A(H5N6) virus in poultry in April 2014. Since then, the Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam have also detected the H5N6 virus in poultry.

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América Latina y el Caribe logra el Objetivo de Desarrollo del Milenio relativo al hambre

Proporción de personas que sufre de subalimentación en la región se redujo de 15.3% en 1990/92 a 6.1% en 2012/2014.

Santiago de Chile, 17 de septiembre de 2014 – América Latina y el Caribe ha dado un enorme paso al haber alcanzado la meta relativa al hambre del primer Objetivo de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM), un año antes de la fecha límite fijada por la comunidad internacional, anunciaron la FAO, el PMA y el FIDA.

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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


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.