Since it emerged from over two decades of war 17 years ago, Afghanistan has made steady progress across almost all economic and social sectors: girls are going to school again, all ethnic groups are being given equal rights, and power grids are up and running in much of the country. Unfortunately, many of these development gains have also been quickly lost due to continuing civil unrest, which is destroying infrastructure and preventing both national and international development staff from doing much-needed work in many parts of the country.
Report sounds alarm on soil pollution
How is soil contamination affecting our food and putting our health at risk? Information gaps cloud the answer
2 May 2018, Rome - Soil pollution poses a worrisome threat to agricultural productivity, food safety, and human health, but far too little is known about the scale and severity of that threat, warns a new FAO report released today at the start of a global symposium.
Graziano da Silva urge a los gobiernos a consolidar la lucha contra el hambre y a redoblar esfuerzos contra el sobrepeso y la obesidad, que afecta al 20 por ciento de los adultos de 24 países.
6 de marzo de 2018, Montego Bay – El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, urgió hoy a los gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe a mantener la lucha contra el hambre en lo más alto de la agenda política y, a la vez, hacer frente a los alarmantes niveles de sobrepeso y obesidad con una transformación radical de los sistemas alimentarios.
Graziano da Silva: "The region can not take away the support it has given to the most vulnerable in recent years"
6 March 2018, Montego Bay, Jamaica - A big regional effort to bolster social protection policies in Latin America and the Caribbean is essential to lower rural poverty and reverse the recent uptick in hunger, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today.
22 February 2017, Rome - Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report out today.
Concerted action needed to stop diseases and pests from ravaging the food chain
FAO toolbox shows how prevention, early warning, preparedness can save lives and livelihoods
1 February 2017, Rome - Food availability and food hygiene are compromised every day by diseases and pests that plague plants and animals as well as various types of contaminants. This happens on farms, in factories, at home, in fresh or sea water, in the open air and in the midst of dense forests.
Une boîte à outils de la FAO montre comment la prévention, les alertes rapides et la préparation peuvent sauver des vies ainsi que les moyens d’existence
FAO's Committee on Agriculture focuses on innovation to achieve food security and sustainable development
26 September 2016, Rome - The agricultural sector must transform itself not only to achieve food and nutrition security for all, but also to help address global challenges such as climate change and antimicrobial resistance, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
World Humanitarian Summit: FAO stresses early warning, better management of risks and crises
24 May 2016, Istanbul - Building resilience is crucial to enable fragile communities, especially in rural areas, cope with the increasing frequency and magnitude of natural disasters and the growing threat of pandemic diseases, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today told participants at the World Humanitarian Summit.
"We need to be prepared: with climate change, extreme weather events will happen more often and with greater intensity," he said.
The current global El Niño event is considered one of the strongest on record. In Sudan, El Niño has significantly impacted the 2015 rainy season with delayed rains, below-average rainfall and intermittent dry spells. This has caused reduced cultivation areas, delayed planting, poor pastures and limited water availability for both people and their livestock. These impacts are threatening essential agricultural and livestock production across Sudan.
(Pretoria, 08 November 2013): A groundbreaking study into the threats likely to confront southern African communities over the next decade has been released. Titled Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, the study identifies regional and global factors that may impact the lives and livelihoods of southern Africans and, as importantly, the available capacities to address these challenges.
Sistemas redujeron el índice de desnutrición aguda en el municipio de Huité de 5,8 % a tan sólo 1 %; aumentaron la producción de maíz en 25 % y el consumo de hortalizas en las familias.
Huité, Guatemala, julio de 2011. El municipio de Huité, al este de Guatemala, ha encontrado en los sistemas agroforestales una respuesta a la inseguridad alimentaria y los efectos del cambio climático, señaló hoy la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura, FAO.