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16 Jan 2019 description

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

16 Jan 2019 description

Situation générale en décembre 2018

Prévision jusqu'à mi-février 2019

Une résurgence du Criquet pèlerin se développe au Soudan et en Érythrée

10 Jan 2019 description

El índice de precios de los alimentos de la FAO bajó en 2018, con subidas únicamente para los cereales

10 de enero de 2019, Roma - Los precios mundiales de los alimentos se mantuvieron en general estables en diciembre, con una subida de los precios internacionales de los cereales que compensó el descenso del azúcar y los productos lácteos, según informó hoy la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO).

09 Jan 2019 description

General situation during November 2018

Forecast until mid-January 2019

Desert Locust outbreak develops in Sudan and Eritrea

Favourable ecological conditions and extensive breeding caused a Desert Locust outbreak to develop in the winter breeding areas along the Red Sea coast in Sudan and Eritrea during December.

20 Dec 2018 description


Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is an approach that focuses on the farmer, fisher and/or herder. It seeks ways to improve the farmer’s productivity and income. It is an approach that helps farmers to adapt to a changing climate and contributes to the mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The aim of this publication is to provide the best FAO-led examples of how the CSA is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach that can be universally applied but, rather, involves different elements embedded in local contexts.

14 Dec 2018 description

New agreement to build family farmers’ technical and advocacy capacities

14 December 2018, Rome - The World Farmers' Organisation (WFO) and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today reaffirmed their commitment to help farmers become the drivers of the global agricultural agenda.

13 Dec 2018 description


Two official responses have been received to the joint letter from the Ministries of Finance of Barbados and the Philippines seeking support from donor countries and bodies; from Sweden (Nov 16) and New Zealand (Dec 10), both are available on request. No other countries have formally responded to the twenty-two letters sent in August.

12 Dec 2018 description

Collect Earth Online allows anyone to track land-use and landscape changes anywhere

12 December 2018, Katowice, Poland - Seeing both forests and trees is about to get easier, thanks to a new open-access tool developed by US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with support from the Google Earth Engine Team and the US Government's SilvaCarbon Program - allowing anyone to track land-use and landscape changes anywhere.

11 Dec 2018 description


  • Every year, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) kicks off from November 25th, a day set aside as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to December 10th World Human Rights Day. The period includes Universal Children’s Day and World AIDS Day.

11 Dec 2018 description

11 de diciembre de 2018, Oslo - El Director General de la FAO advirtió hoy que si el cambio climático no disminuye, los conflictos y el hambre aumentarán.

Graziano da Silva hizo estas declaraciones en una intervención en el Foro del Premio Nobel de la Paz sobre cómo resolver la crisis climática, en el que participó junto al Premio Nobel de la Paz 2007 y expresidente de Estados Unidos, Al Gore, ponente principal.

11 Dec 2018 description

FAO Director-General speaks at Nobel Peace Prize Forum on climate change

11 December 2018, Oslo - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today warned of increased conflict and hunger if climate change is left unabated.

Graziano da Silva made the remarks at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2018 panel discussion on how to solve the climate crisis, with 2007 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former US Vice-President Al Gore as keynote speaker.

11 Dec 2018 description

Progress on food security and nutrition stagnates in Europe and Central Asia

More than 14 million adults suffer severe food insecurity while overweight and obesity are on the rise

10 Dec 2018 description


  • International prices of wheat and maize remained under downward pressure in November, mostly on account of large nearby supplies. For rice, new crop arrivals continued to weigh on export price quotations.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, a further sharp devaluation of the currency triggered a marked increase in the prices of grains, which reached record to near-record highs despite the ongoing harvest.

10 Dec 2018 description

Déplacement de criquets vers les zones de reproduction hivernale

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin reste calme dans tous les pays.

07 Dec 2018 description

Director-General closes the week-long FAO Council

7 December 2018, Rome - "No country alone will be able to overcome all the challenges we face fully, so we must act globally. Nobody must be left behind," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today in remarks to member states.

07 Dec 2018 description

FAO and partners to scale up efforts to reduce the impacts of the pest on smallholders in Eastern Africa

06 December 2018, Kigali¬:— Recognizing the enormity of the challenge the Fall Armyworm poses on smallholder farmers, government representatives and partners stressed the need to bolster a novel community-based approach being promoted in Eastern Africa to assist farmers and development agents at the frontline to identify and manage the spread of the pest.

06 Dec 2018 description

By Julia Wolfe, Food and Agriculture Organization; and Rohini Kohli, Lead Technical Specialist for National Adaptation Plans, UNDP

We need to change the way we farm, the way we eat and the way we think if we as a civilization are going to survive the catastrophic impacts that climate change is already bringing to our people and to our planet.