UN News Centre – 16 May 2013
Yemen is facing a worsening humanitarian situation which could destabilize the country’s gains on the political front, a senior United Nations relief official warned today, noting that half of the country’s 24 million people are in need of assistance.
UN News Centre – 15 May 2013
The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the international non-profit organization Slow Food today agreed to promote traditional cooking and locally produced food as part of a project to boost incomes for small farmers and rural communities.http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44912&Cr=food+security&Cr1=#.UZV0X7U3Cuo
FAO – 13 May 2013
New study highlights role of insects for food and feed consumption
UN News Centre – 10 May 2013
The crops, animals and trees found in forests can play a crucial role in improving food security and nutrition around the world, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is hosting a gathering on the issue in Rome next week.
UN News Centre – 09 May 2013
World food prices rose for a second straight month, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today said, while global production of coarse grains could set a new record this year with strong growth also projected for global wheat and rice production.
FAO – 03 May 2013
Bacterium responsible for Early Mortality Syndrome of Shrimp – Crucial first step in finding effective ways to combat the disease
UN Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) – 29 April 2013
The World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organisation (WHO), Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) appeal for urgent funding to be able to meet the most critical and life-saving needs of the people of DPRK in the areas of Health and Nutrition up to the end of the year.
UN ESCAP – 29 April 2013
The United Nations launched the Zero Hunger Challenge in Asia and the Pacific here today in the presence of top national leaders, calling on governments, farmers, scientists, business, civil society and consumers to join hands to end hunger in the region where the majority of the world’s undernourished people live.
UN News Centre – 22 April 2013
Top United Nations officials today urged the 193 Member States to renew their pledges to honour and respect Mother Earth marking the day selected by the world body to promote harmony with nature and sustainable development.
UN News Centre – 16 April 2013
The continuing conflict in Mali combined with the country’s impending “lean season” is threatening to aggravate hunger in the Sahelian nation, the United Nations food aid agency warned today, adding that it was “urgently working” with partner organizations to help affected families, particularly in the country’s North.
12 April 2013
The fight against hunger and climate change will hinge on the success of sustainable development of oceans and fisheries, a top United Nations official stressed today, adding that there can be “no truly ‘green economy’ without a ‘blue economy.’”
26 March 2013
Madagascar needs more than $41 million to eliminate the severe locust plague that is threatening the country’s crop production as well as the food security of more than half of the country’s population, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.
14 March 2013
The urgency of the global sustainable development challenge is clear.
26 February 2013
This Guidance Note is a practical tool for practitioners who want to integrate the right to food into food and nutrition security programmes.
20 February 2013
Quinoa, a highly nutritious grain-like crop that has made its entry into the food basket of culinary connoisseurs has been a staple for centuries in South America, among pre-Columbian Andean farming communities from Colombia to Ecuador. In fact, most of the world's quinoa is grown on the altiplano, a vast, cold, windswept, and barren 14,000-foot Andean plateau spanning parts of Peru and Bolivia.
14 February 2013
Scaling up the global response to food security and nutrition topped the agenda today at a special joint meeting between the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the General Assembly, world experts and the UN food agencies aimed at identifying steps to build a future free of hunger.
13 February 2013
Rome meeting consults on post-2015 development agenda
30 January 2013
FAO and TABLE FOR TWO (TFT) International today announced the signing of a 3-year agreement aimed at jointly improving nutrition in Asia while reducing hunger in the region with the long term goal of building a world without hunger and poverty. The total number of people who suffer from chronic hunger in the Asia-Pacific region was 563 million in 2010-12, or 65 percent of the world total. Hunger in Asia declined from 23.7 percent to 13.9 percent during the same period largely because of socio-economic progress in many Asian countries.
14 December 2012
Strengthened collaboration against hunger and malnutrition
FAO and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states are to become strategic partners in the fight against hunger and poverty and for the sustainable management of natural resources in the 79-member bloc of countries.
13 November 2012
The United Nations food relief agency today warned that more than 1.5 million Haitians could remain at risk of food insecurity well into 2013 if they do not receive adequate assistance to recover from a series of natural disasters that have hit the country over the past six months, including a drought, Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Sandy.