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09 Nov 2018 description

FAO hosts an high-level seminar with indigenous experts from seven regions to analyze indigenous food systems

9 November 2018, Rome - Indigenous Food systems and indigenous traditional knowledge have survived hundreds and sometimes thousands of years, therefore they may have some of the answers we are looking for, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

07 Nov 2018 description

Mensajes principales

  • América Latina y el Caribe se aleja del cumplimiento del Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 2: Hambre cero. Su número de personas subalimentadas aumentó por tercer año consecutivo: en 2017 alcanzó 39,3 millones, en gran medida debido a Sudamérica.

  • La malnutrición en la Región toma muchas formas: uno de cada diez niños y niñas menores de cinco años presenta retraso en el crecimiento; uno de cada cuatro adultos es obeso; una de cada cinco mujeres en edad fértil padece de anemia.

07 Nov 2018 description

Obesity grows by 3.6 million people every year in the region, while hunger has increased in three countries since 2014, according to a new report from FAO, PAHO, UNICEF and WFP.

SANTIAGO DE CHILE / PANAMA CITY - Hunger, malnutrition, lack of micronutrients, overweight and obesity have greater impact on people with lower income, women, indigenous people, Afro-descendants and rural families in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new UN report.

06 Nov 2018 description

6 November 2018, New York - The international community is failing to end hunger, evidenced by the tragic crisis in Yemen, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) José Graziano da Silva told a high-level briefing on food insecurity to Member States at the United Nations in New York.

06 Nov 2018 description

La FAO advierte sobre el impacto de las tendencias de los precios y las monedas en los ingresos de los pequeños agricultores

6 de noviembre de 2018, Roma - La caída de los precios internacionales de los productos agrícolas debería rebajar la factura que los países más pobres del mundo pagan por las importaciones alimentarias, aunque el fortalecimiento del dólar estadounidense es motivo de “seria inquietud”, según advierte un nuevo informe de las Naciones Unidas.

06 Nov 2018 description

Declining international prices to ease food import burden for poorest countries

FAO warns of impact of price and currency trends on smallholder incomes

6 November 2018, Rome - Declining international agricultural commodity prices should ease the bill the world's poorest countries pay for food imports, although the strengthening U.S. dollar poses "serious concerns", a new United Nations report says.

05 Nov 2018 description

Animal health emergencies continue to erupt around the world at an ever-increasing pace. Increased global travel, human migration and informal trade of animals and animal products continue to intensify the risk of disease spread. Infectious diseases and other animal health threats have the potential to move rapidly within a country or around the world leading to severe socio-economic and public health consequences. For zoonoses that develop the ability for human to human transmission, an early response to an animal health emergency could prevent the next pandemic.

02 Nov 2018 description

La FAO abrirá un Centro de Excelencia internacional para la innovación agrícola y el desarrollo rural en Beijing

2 de noviembre de 2018, Changsha, China – Los representantes gubernamentales que asisten al Foro Ministerial sobre Cooperación Sur-Sur en la Agricultura se comprometieron hoy a una mayor colaboración Sur-Sur en cuestiones agrícolas y de desarrollo rural y a dar un mayor impulso al esfuerzo por acabar con la pobreza y el hambre.

02 Nov 2018 description

General situation during October 2018 Forecast until mid-Dececember 2018

The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during October

Although seasonal rains ended in the northern Sahel between Mauritania and Sudan and vegetation was drying out, a second generation of breeding took place in Chad and small-scale breeding occurred in norther Niger and southern Algeria.

02 Nov 2018 description

FAO to open an International Centre of Excellence in Agriculture Innovation and Rural Development in Beijing

2 November 2018, Changsha CHINA - Government representatives attending the Ministerial Forum on South-South Cooperation in Agriculture have today committed to greater South-South cooperation on agriculture and rural development to increase momentum towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of ending poverty and hunger.

02 Nov 2018 description

» L’Indice FAO des prix des produits alimentaires* s’est établi en moyenne à 163,5 points en octobre 2018, soit un recul de 1,4 point (0,9 pour cent) par rapport au mois de septembre et d’environ 13 points (7,4 pour cent) par rapport à la même période l’année dernière. Ce recul constaté au mois d’octobre s’explique par la baisse des prix des produits laitiers, de la viande et des huiles, qui a plus que compensé une flambée des prix du sucre et une augmentation plus modérée des prix des céréales.

02 Nov 2018 description

UN agencies raise alarm over weakened fight against hunger and malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific

World’s biggest region at serious risk of missing 2030 targets to end all forms of malnutrition—from hunger to obesity

02/11/2018 Bangkok, Thailand

Four specialized agencies of the United Nations today warned of a colossal human loss to Asia and the Pacific and its economies if countries in the region do not recommit themselves to ending all forms of malnutrition and achieving zero hunger by 2030.

01 Nov 2018 description

Abundant export supplies for key commodities more than offset jumping sugar prices

1 November 2018, Rome - International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, the United Nations said today.

31 Oct 2018 description

Some 180 veterinarians drawn from 14 African countries will benefit from a training programme, In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology (ISAVET), launched today by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research.

The countries involved include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda.

31 Oct 2018 description

Focus will be on sustainable water use and soil management, and combating desertification

31 October 2018, Shanghai/Rome - In the first partnership of its kind, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the New Development Bank (NDB) are set to increase their joint efforts to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, with a special focus on safeguarding water and soil resources.

30 Oct 2018 description

Le Directeur général de la FAO invite les parlementaires du monde entier à faire de la sécurité alimentaire et de la nutrition des priorités de l’agenda politique

29 octobre 2018, Madrid - «Il est essentiel que les parlementaires du monde entier agissent dès maintenant afin d'adapter et d'améliorer les cadres juridiques, politiques et institutionnels, de mettre un terme à la faim et de garantir des régimes alimentaires sains et nutritifs pour tous», a indiqué aujourd'hui le Directeur général de la FAO.

29 Oct 2018 description

29 October 2018, Madrid – It is essential that parliaments around the world act without delay to adapt and improve legal, political and institutional frameworks to end hunger and ensure nutritious and healthy diets for all, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

29 Oct 2018 description

El Director General de la FAO urge a parlamentarios de todo el mundo a situar la seguridad alimentaria y la nutrición en lo más alto de la agenda política

29 de octubre de 2018, Madrid – Es fundamental que los parlamentos de todo el mundo actúen sin demora para adaptar y mejorar los marcos legales, políticos e institucionales para acabar con el hambre y asegurar dietas nutritivas y saludables para todos, afirmó hoy el Director General de la FAO.

29 Oct 2018 description

Pastoral livestock production is crucial to the livelihoods and the economy of Africa’s drylands. It developed 7 000 years ago in response to long‑term climate change. It spread throughout Northern Africa as an adaptation to the rapidly changing and increasingly unpredictable arid climate. It is practised in an area representing 43 percent of Africa’s land mass in the different regions of Africa. In some regions it represents the dominant livelihoods system.