The global transition to a low carbon economy is clearly underway and gaining speed, according to this year’s Climate Change Performance Index. However, some countries are still performing badly and even going backwards. The...more
Often, weather forecasts do not reach the smallholders, so that they have no chance of responding to the impacts of climate change. However, adaptation to climate change alone is not enough. The participants in this year’s World...more
A joint project by FAO and Nepad, financed by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund aims to to promote rural youth employment and entrepreneurship in agriculture and agribusiness in Benin, Came-roon, Malawi and Niger.
Around 2 per cent of land suitable for farming is owned by investors, according to a new report by the Land Matrix initiative. Farmland is not only changing hands but increasingly being actively managed and utilised.more
In July 2016, the the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) submitted its 10th Report, which focuses on the role livestock plays for sustainable agricultural development for security and nutrition....more
The 2016 Global Hunger Index report shows a decline in hunger levels across the developing world by 29 per cent since 2000. But if the international community fails to step up efforts to combat hunger, it won't reach the goal of...more
What key themes must science and research address in the coming years to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be reached? This central issue was tackled by an international colloquium held at the end of...more
FAO and Slow Food team up to give mountain products a distinguishable brand. The labelling scheme will help local producers win market recognition by guaranteeing that products are predominantly produced and transformed in...more
60 Countries, including China and the USA, accounting for close to 48 per cent of emissions have now joined the Paris Agreement. India announced it will ratify the Paris Agreement in October 2016.
An FAO Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance aims to help countries equip their agricultural sectors to respond to the growing threat and reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance on farms and in food.more