FAO
International Organization based in Italy

All Updates

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22 Jan 2017 description

FAO Director-General calls for information technologies tailored to developing world farmers at ministerial meeting

22 January 2017, Berlin - In an era in which challenges like climate change and natural resource scarcity are making agriculture ever more knowledge-intensive, family farmers in the developing world need information and technology tools that can help them not just get by, but thrive and feed a growing world population, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

20 Jan 2017 description

Le Directeur général de la FAO appelle à une meilleure gestion et à une amélioration de l’accès à l’eau pour les petits exploitants agricoles

20 Jan 2017 description

FAO Director-General calls for better water management and improved access for small farmers

20 January 2017, Berlin- Growing water scarcity is now one of the leading challenges for sustainable development, and that challenge is poised to intensify as the world's population continues to swell and climate change intensifies, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warned today.

20 Jan 2017 description

Agriculture & Food Security Updates

  • The Comprehensive Livelihoods, Food Security, and Nutrition Vulnerability Assessment (ZimVAC) indicate that 3.4 million people are currently food insecure (Oct-Dec). This number is expected to increase to 4.1 million people at the peak of the lean season, from January to March 2017.

Maps / Infographics

1,380 entries found

Jobs

3 entries found
17 Jan 2017 description
job Closing date: 26 Jan 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Is responsible for distribution of interoffice mail, incoming postal and express mail, incoming pouch, and the receipt, logging, storage and distribution of procured goods.

  • Escalates to supervisor any issue or abnormality which is outside of the range of established operating procedures.

  • Ensures that all items received through the incoming pouch for intra shipment are accurately recorded, in compliance with mail and pouch rules, and that respective departments are properly charged.

  • Ensures prompt delivery of urgent incoming items

21 Dec 2016 description
job Closing date: 29 Jan 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

To access the vacancy from the FAO employment website go to: http://www.fao.org/employment/vacancies/general-service/gs2017/en/

FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, is an Intergovernmental Organization, made up of 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. FAO mandate is to support members in their efforts to ensure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food.

15 Dec 2016 description
job Closing date: 28 Feb 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Job purpose

Under the direct supervision of the FAO Representative/Designated Responsible Official, the Emergency Response Manager (ERM) will lead the Emergency Response Team; he/she will be responsible for the development and day-to-day management of FAO’s Emergency Response activities.

FAO’s Mission and FAO in Emergencies

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is committed to achieving food security for all by making sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

Training

2 entries found
29 Sep 2015 description

This short 35-minute module addresses the basic terms and concepts relating to food and nutrition, malnutrition, food security and livelihoods. By the end of this module, you will be able to define and differentiate these key concepts and understand the different situations that they encompass.

11 Mar 2015 description

One of the impacts of climate change is an increase in the incidence, severity and unpredictability of natural disasters. This e-learning course explains how livelihoods and tenure rights are affected by natural disasters, and illustrates how responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests can support a disaster management process through improved prevention, mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, and recovery and reconstruction.

Duration:

2 hours

Publication Date:

March 2015