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27 May 2016 description

Numerous United Nations (UN) agencies, development, governmental and non-governmental organizations and donors look to resilience as a promising concept for understanding how households cope with shocks and stressors, trying to streamline its use in their regular programming, targeting and measurement activities.1 One of the most compelling features of a resilience approach is identification of how the combined effect of climate changes, economic forces and social conditions has increased the frequency and severity of risk exposure among vulnerable populations.

25 May 2016 description

Istanbul, Turquie – Un nouveau partenariat ayant pour objet d’aider les pays et les communautés à mieux se préparer aux catastrophes est lancé aujourd’hui au Sommet humanitaire mondial en tant que riposte collective face aux situations d’urgence humanitaires qui se font de plus en plus fréquentes.

24 May 2016 description

World Humanitarian Summit: FAO stresses early warning, better management of risks and crises

24 May 2016, Istanbul - Building resilience is crucial to enable fragile communities, especially in rural areas, cope with the increasing frequency and magnitude of natural disasters and the growing threat of pandemic diseases, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today told participants at the World Humanitarian Summit.

"We need to be prepared: with climate change, extreme weather events will happen more often and with greater intensity," he said.

24 May 2016 description

Istanbul, Turkey - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - A major new partnership to better prepare countries and communities for disasters is being launched today at the World Humanitarian Summit as a united response to a continuing rise in humanitarian emergencies.

24 May 2016 description

Sommet mondial sur l’action humanitaire : la FAO insiste sur l’importance d’investir prioritairement dans la prévention des crises et dans la résilience rurale pour réduire les besoins humanitaires

24 May 2016 description

La FAO subraya en la Cumbre Humanitaria Mundial la importancia de la alerta temprana y una mejor gestión de los riesgos y las crisis

23 May 2016 description

World Humanitarian Summit: FAO stresses prioritizing investments in crisis prevention and rural resilience to reduce humanitarian needs

23 May 2016, Istanbul - Agriculture, forestry and fisheries are central to ensuring food security and protecting livelihoods and play a key role in changing the way we manage risks and crises including natural disasters stemming from climate change, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today told participants at the World Humanitarian Summit.

23 May 2016 description

UN agencies and European Union launch global network for joint assessments, coordinated action

Joint European Commission / FAO / WFP news release 
23 May 2016, Istanbul/Brussels/Rome – A new network to achieve joint global food-security assessments and joint responses to food crises, including those related to phenomena such as El Niño, was launched in Istanbul today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union. 

21 May 2016 description

FAO's Director-General urges all to embrace “pollinator-friendly” approaches

21 May 2016, LJUBLJANA-Bees make a priceless contribution to agriculture and are a bellwether for environmental health, working without pay while both delivering and reflecting biodiversity.

"A world without pollinators would be a world without food diversity - and in the long run, without food security," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today during a visit to Slovenia that ending at the national beekeepers' festival.

20 May 2016 description

Este boletín analiza la seguridad alimentaria, la producción y comercio de cereales y las políticas de los países referidas a la seguridad alimentaria durante el primer trimestre de 2016.

Mensajes Principales

20 May 2016 description

Social protection in protracted crises, humanitarian and fragile contexts: FAO’s agenda for action for social protection and cash-based programmes

In the context of the increased complexity of crises, protracted displacement, overstretched capacity and the lack of resources for meeting growing humanitarian needs, development and humanitarian actors will come together at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) to commit to innovative ways to effectively address these needs.

19 May 2016 description

New study makes case for addressing sustainability, climate change when promoting good nutrition

19 May 2016, Rome -- What we eat matters not just for our health, but for the planet, too. Yet only a handful of pioneering governments have issued guidelines promoting “win-win” diets that can help tackle two of the most urgent challenges of our time: securing good nutrition for all and addressing climate change.

19 May 2016 description

19/05/2016 Bangkok, Thailand

The Asia-Pacific regional office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has offered to assist countries in the region as they implement a new international agreement to address illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU).

IUU fishing is about to become much more difficult once the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking international accord championed by FAO, enters into force early next month.

19 May 2016 description

La déclaration reconnaît le rôle de la sécurité alimentaire dans la construction de sociétés pacifiques.

13 mai 2016, Rome - 25 pays du Proche-Orient et de l'Afrique du Nord ont insisté sur l'importance de la paix pour la sécurité alimentaire tout en réaffirmant leur engagement à lutter contre la faim sous toutes ses formes.

18 May 2016 description

7 datos sobre el cambio climático y la producción de alimentos para el desarrollo sostenible

En la primera línea del cambio climático, los efectos son reales y medibles. A medida que el cambio climático evoluciona, la agricultura y la alimentación tienen que seguir el mismo camino. El aumento de las temperaturas, los cambios en las precipitaciones, los patrones climáticos erráticos y la prevalencia de plagas y enfermedades causadas por el cambio climático amenazan la productividad agrícola y por tanto perjudican a la seguridad alimentaria mundial.

17 May 2016 description

La FAO promueve el Acuerdo sobre medidas del Estado rector del puerto, de carácter vinculante

16 de mayo de 2016, Roma - La pesca ilegal, no declarada y no reglamentada (INDNR) será mucho más difícil a partir de ahora gracias a la inminente entrada en vigor del Acuerdo sobre medidas del Estado rector del puerto (PSMA, por sus siglas un inglés), un innovador tratado internacional promovido por la FAO.

17 May 2016 description

Due to the growing world population, it is estimated that global food production will need to increase by 60 percent to feed over 9.5 billion people by 2050. Worldwide, the livelihood of 2.5 billion people depend on agriculture. These small-scale farmers, herders, fishers and forest-dependent communities generate more than half of the global agricultural production and are particularly at risk from disasters that destroy or damage harvests, equipment, supplies, livestock, seeds, crops and stored food.

16 May 2016 description

May 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a long and well-established history of working to eradicate hunger, improve agriculture and promote the sustainable use of natural resources, taking into account the various aspects of people’s livelihoods.

FAO priorities for the WHS and related commitments

13 May 2016 description

Declaration acknowledges role of food security in building peaceful societies

13 May 2016, Rome - Twenty-five countries from the Near East and North Africa have stressed the importance of peace for food security as they reaffirmed their commitment to fighting hunger in all its forms.