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World hunger is estimated to be on the rise again as conflict and human-induced disasters as well as natural disasters are contributing to setbacks in food security. This year’s The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have reversed. Meanwhile, though progress continues to be made in reducing child malnutrition, millions of children are still stunted and wasted, and rising overweight and obesity are a concern in most parts of the world.

05 Sep 2017 description

September 2017 – Speaking at the conclusion of a four-day visit to Ethiopia, including to the drought-stricken Somali region, the heads of the United Nations food agencies made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people’s resilience to drought and the impacts of climate shocks.

30 Aug 2017 description

ROME/ADDIS ABABA - The heads of the three UN food agencies will visit Ethiopia to highlight the critical food and nutrition security situation. Consecutive climate shocks have resulted in back-to-back droughts, which have caused hunger to soar and malnutrition rates to rise to alarming levels. The agency chiefs will discuss how best to strengthen their support to the Government and its systems so that Ethiopia can continue meeting its development goals while simultaneously addressing humanitarian challenges along the way.

06 Apr 2016 description


On 17 March 2016, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) hosted a one-day meeting on El Niño Impacts and Priorities for Action. The event was well attended by representatives of member states, resource partners, UN agencies and NGOs, among others.

11 Dec 2013 description

ADDIS ABABA – Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), has just completed a two-day trip to Ethiopia to support Ethiopia’s efforts to make financial services more accessible to the rural poor.

09 Dec 2013 description

ADDIS ABABA – Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and the three food agencies of the United Nations are teaming up to raise awareness of how access to financial services – such as bank accounts, short-term credit, small loans, savings and insurance – can help improve the lives and livelihoods of smallholder farmers and the rural poor.

27 Sep 2012 description

Nueva York/Roma, 27 Septiembre 2012 - ONU Mujeres y las tres agencias de las Naciones Unidas ubicadas en Roma y dedicadas a la alimentación y la agricultura han lanzado hoy un programa conjunto para apoyar el empoderamiento de las mujeres rurales pobres a través de su integración económica que incluye iniciativas dirigidas a su seguridad alimentaria.

27 Sep 2012 description

ONU Femmes, FAO, FIDA et PAM: la sécurité alimentaire mondiale passe par une autonomisation des femmes dans les zones rurales

27 septembre 2012, New York/Rome - ONU Femmes et les trois organismes des Nations Unies en charge dalimentation et d'agriculture basées à Rome ont lancé, aujourd'hui, un programme commun destiné à rendre plus autonomes les femmes rurales pauvres par des initiatives d'intégration économique et de sécurité alimentaire.

03 Jun 2010 description

Joint News Release

3 June 2010, Davos - Weather insurance can have a sustainable role in protecting poor farmers from going bankrupt after drought or floods, according to a study released today by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

The new study, released at the Global Risk Forum in Davos, shows that weather index-based insurance, issued before the planting season begins, can be more effective at protecting farmers' livelihoods than providing emergency aid after bad weather has wiped out their …