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Free up ‘bottlenecks’ stifling Africa’s agri-food sector, urges FAO chief

New York: The UN agriculture chief warned on Monday that severe underfunding of Africa’s agri-food sector has boosted food insecurity and was hampering the future development of countries across the continent.

Natural disasters occurring three times more often than 50 years ago: new FAO report

New York: New and unprecedented forms of natural disasters are most heavily felt in the agricultural industry, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday.

Sustainable fishing staying afloat in developed world, sinking in poorer regions

New York/IBNS: More people than ever rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food, and income, but the seafood industry is facing a “dangerous” sustainability divide when comparing trends in the developed world versus those in poorer regions, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) revealed on Monday. 

World ‘off track’ to meet most Sustainable Development Goals on hunger, food security and nutrition

New York, July 19 (IBNS): Key parts of the Global Goals agenda linked to achieving zero-hunger are “off-track”, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday, in an appeal for much greater public investment in farming.

To meet development goals, UN agriculture agency ‘cannot only focus on tackling hunger anymore’

New York, Apr 9 (IBNS): Innovating agriculture and promoting nutrition-sensitive food systems top the Food and Agriculture Agency’s (FAO) to-do list, its chief told the United Nations agriculture agency’s governing council on Monday, saying "we cannot only focus on tackling hunger anymore".

To beat hunger and combat climate change, world must ‘scale-up’ soil health – UN

New York, Aug 14 (IBNS): Healthy soils are essential to achieve ‘Zero Hunger’ – and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – peace and prosperity, the United Nations agriculture agency chief underscored in Brazil at the World Congress of Soil Science.

Food safety critical to development and ending poverty: FAO deputy chief

New York, July 3 (IBNS): Ensuring that people everywhere can trust the safety and quality of the food they eat is the focus of a UN meeting taking place this week in Rome.

New UN-supported farming app is cream of crop in tackling Sahel pest

New York, June 26 (IBNS): Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa have a new digital weapon in their agricultural armoury to take on the Fall Armyworm – a crop pest that’s threatening the food security of 300 million people – the United Nations said on Monday.

Millions of young lives ‘at risk’ says UN labour chief, calling for an end to child labour

New York, June 13 (IBNS): No child under the age of 18 should be toiling in mines, fields, factories and homes, carrying heavy loads or working long hours, the head of the UN labour agency said on Tuesday, marking World Day against Child Labour.

Promoting biodiversity across all agricultural sectors ‘fundamental’ — FAO chief

New York, May 30 (IBNS): Changing how countries across the world produce food is “fundamental” to protecting the future of the Earth’s ecosystem, said the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday.

Latin America and Caribbean must ‘radically transform’ food habits to combat obesity – UN agency

New York, Mar 8 (JEN): A “radical transformation” of food systems and food habits is critical to combat the growing scourge of overweight and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations food security agency said on Wednesday.

Hunger rates remain high amid conflict, climate shocks, warns UN food security report

New York, Mar 6 (JEN): Increased hunger and food insecurity, fuelled by conflict and climatic challenges, continues to inflict suffering on populations in different parts of the world, forcing them to remain dependent on humanitarian assistance, a new United Nations report has warned.

FAO helps Pakistan cope with natural disasters such as floods, quakes, droughts

New York, Jan 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): With Pakistan suffering a multitude of natural disasters each year, including floods, earthquakes, droughts, landslides and avalanches, a United Nations development agency is teaming up with State and provincial authorities to shore up the country's agriculture, among the sectors most affected.

FAO hails pledge by more than 100 cities to fight hunger and improve nutrition

New York, Oct 16 (IBNS): Cities have a key role to play in ending hunger and improving nutrition, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday, welcoming a commitment by more than 100 cities from around the world to make food systems in urban areas more equitable and sustainable.

Food prices are staying lower for longer periods: UN agency

New York, Oct 9 (IBNS): Food prices are staying lower for longer periods, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Thursday, saying lower food prices "seem to be a boon to food security and are indeed just that for households who spend a large share of their income on food purchases."