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UN Food and Agriculture Organization wars acute hunger set to soar across the globe

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Monday that acute hunger is set to soar globally, on the back of “massive underfunding” in agriculture support programmes during times of crisis.

Global agrifood systems are the climate solution, new FAO report highlights

Agrifood systems and the communities that support and depend on them are on the front lines of loss and damage linked to climate change, a new report released on Friday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has revealed.

FAO report reveals hidden costs of agrifood systems

Although current agrifood systems provide nourishment and sustain economies, they also impose huge hidden costs on health and the environment - the equivalent of at least $10 trillion annually - a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has revealed.

Flash floods in Somalia claims 14 lives

Mogadishu: The United Nations humanitarian organization Saturday said that at least 14 people have died in Somalia as a result of flash floods and riverine floods brought on by intense rainfall.

Africa’s food ‘transformation’ impossible without game changing solutions: FAO

New York: A full-scale Africa-led agrifood systems transformation will not be possible without game changing solutions, greater investments in smallholder farmers, embracing new technology and new partnerships at all levels.

Latin America, Caribbean ‘must step up’ to tackle rising hunger: FAO

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean “can and must step up” to tackle rising levels of hunger, poverty and inequality, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, said on Wednesday.

Food prices decline in December following ‘two very volatile years’: FAO

New York: World food prices declined for the ninth consecutive month in December, though many commodities are still at record highs, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Friday.

Ukraine: FAO and EU in $15.5 million bid to avert food crisis threat

New York: In Ukraine, the country’s farmers and smallholders urgently need more support to avoid a food crisis, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday, as it announced a $15.5 million initiative to help them.

Global food imports on track to reach all-time high: FAO

New York: Food import costs globally are projected to reach nearly $2 trillion this year, or higher than previously expected, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a report published on Friday.

Ethiopia: Loan from UN fund allows FAO to scale up fertilizers for farmers in Tigray

New York: A $10 million loan from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will allow the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to scale up the procurement of fertilizers to support farmers in the restive Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, the agency announced on Monday.

World’s most vulnerable now paying even more, for less food: FAO

New York: Countries are expected to spend a staggering $1.8 trillion importing food they need this year; this would be a new world record but worryingly, it’s going to buy them less food, not more.

FAO launches $138 million plan to avert hunger crisis in Horn of Africa

New York: More than $138 million is needed to assist rural communities affected by extended drought in the Horn of Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday, launching a comprehensive response plan for the region.

Decades of development efforts undermined by pandemic: FAO report

New York: COVID-19 has set back progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), undermining decades of development efforts, according to a new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

FAO head urges G20 to invest in a healthy planet for healthy food

New York: The head of the UN food relief agency called on the world’s richest nations on Thursday to invest more in sustainable living, to feed the world’s growing population.

Bangladesh nominated FAO member from Asia

Dhaka: Bangladesh has been nominated as a member of the Food and Agricultural Organization from the Asia region for three years from 2022.