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16 Jan 2018 description

12 janvier 2018, Mexico - «Les progrès qui seront accomplis dans la lutte contre la faim et la pauvreté extrême reposeront sur notre capacité à mettre un terme à  «la triple discrimination» envers les femmes autochtones», a déclaré aujourd'hui M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO.

15 Jan 2018 description

Fight against hunger and poverty requires empowering indigenous women at home and everywhere

12 January 2018, Mexico City - Progress in the fight against hunger and extreme poverty hinges on eliminating the "triple discrimination" faced by indigenous women, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today.

12 Jan 2018 description

En décembre, l’Indice FAO des prix des produits alimentaires a baissé de 3,3 pour cent mais a connu une hausse de 8,2 pour cent en 2017, par rapport à 2016

11 janvier 2018, Rome - Selon le dernier Indice des prix des produits alimentaires de la FAO publié aujourd'hui, les prix mondiaux des produits alimentaires ont chuté en décembre en raison d'une forte baisse des prix des huiles végétales et des produits laitiers.

11 Jan 2018 description

FAO Food Price Index fell 3.3 percent in December but still averaged 8.2 percent higher in 2017 compared to 2016

11 January 2018, Rome - Global food prices declined in December, led by sharp decreases for vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index issued today.

The index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, stood at 169.8 points in December 2017, down 3.3 percent from November.

04 Jan 2018 description

Situation Générale en décembre 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-février 2018

04 Jan 2018 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

03 Jan 2018 description
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General Situation during December 2017 Forecast until mid-February 2018

22 Dec 2017 description

ROUND UP

Since the October issue of the RMM, FAO has raised its forecast of world paddy production in 2017 by 2.1 million tonnes to 756.7 million tonnes (502.2 million tonnes, milled basis). The revisions primarily mirrors improved crop prospects for China (Mainland) and Myanmar, although Pakistan, the Philippines, Sierra Leone are all predicted to gather more than reported in October.
Combined, these changes more than offset various downward revisions, the largest of which concerning Bangladesh and Madagascar.

22 Dec 2017 description

Conflict causing spikes in food insecurity in the Near East and North Africa

Strife and violence in some countries are casting a shadow on prospects for Zero Hunger across the entire region

21 December 2017, Cairo/Rome – Conflict and protracted crises in a handful of countries in the Near East and North Africa are hamstringing efforts to eradicate hunger in the region by 2030, according to a new FAO report published today.

21 Dec 2017 description

Strife and violence in some countries are casting a shadow on prospects for Zero Hunger across the entire region

21 December 2017, Cairo/Rome – Conflict and protracted crises in a handful of countries in the Near East and North Africa are hamstringing efforts to eradicate hunger in the region by 2030, according to a new FAO report published today.

18 Dec 2017 description

The number of people displaced by conflict, violence and disasters has risen to more than 65 million, compared with 37.5 million a decade ago. Many of the displaced live in overflowing camps amid increasingly scarce natural resources. They often struggle to meet their basic needs, including having enough fuel and energy to cook a meal, power up a lightbulb, stay warm.

11 Dec 2017 description

Key messages

↗ International prices of wheat and maize remained relatively stable in November, reflecting good supply conditions, while export quotations of rice strengthened amid increased buying interest and currency movements.

07 Dec 2017 description

Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Some 37 countries, 29 of which are in Africa, require external assistance for food, according to the report.

07 Dec 2017 description

Surge in maize output on course to lift cereals stock-to-use ratio to highest level since 2002

7 December 2017, Rome - Global food prices declined marginally in November, as lower dairy prices offset a sharp increase in sugar and vegetable oil quotations, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index issued today.

The index averaged 175.8 points in November, down 0.5 percent from the previous month while still up 2.3 percent from a year earlier.

06 Dec 2017 description

05/12/2017 Canberra/Bangkok The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Australia and the Australian Water Partnership to work toward improvements in fresh water management in Asia.

The MoU was signed by FAO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative, Kundhavi Kadiresan, with Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and Dr Don Blackmore for the Australian Water Partnership.

06 Dec 2017 description

Il est essentiel de protéger et d’augmenter les stocks de carbone du sol afin d’améliorer la production alimentaire et d’atténuer le changement climatique, selon la FAO

5 décembre 2017, Rome - A l' occasion de la Journée mondiale des sols, la FAO a lancé la carte mondiale la plus complète à ce jour montrant la quantité de stocks de carbone présents dans le sol.

05 Dec 2017 description

Situation Générale en novembre 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-janvier 2018

04 Dec 2017 description

FAO Director-General maps the year ahead to Council members

4 December 2017, Rome - The recent increase in the number of hungry people in the world requires immediate action to reverse this situation, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the FAO Council today.

04 Dec 2017 description

4 December 2017, Budapest, Hungary – More than 200 experts and professionals in the fields of nutrition, health, education, social protection and agriculture are convening in Budapest today. They have one thing in common: the conviction that local, national, regional and global food systems could be doing a lot more to improve people’s diets.