Food And Agriculture Organization

Palau ratifies international illegal fishing agreement

Palau ratifies international illegal fishing agreement

By RJ Whitehead

The island nation of Palau has become the first Pacific island state to ratify an international agreement to combat illegal fishing, which the FAO estimates will deprive the global economy of up to US$23bn each year and endanger biodiversity.

The FAO already had warned that Yemen was facing widespread crop failure because of the conflict

Yemen facing food supply catastrophe

By Eliot Beer

Conflict in Yemen has pushed even more people into food insecurity, and growing shortages of food, water and fuel mean the country is facing imminent catastrophe, according to aid agencies.

Chinese premier Li Keqiang greets the audience ahead of his FAO pledge

China

China pledges millions to support food security, agri-sustainability

By RJ Whitehead

China has announced a US$50m donation to the Food and Agriculture Organisation to support the UN body’s programme of "South-South cooperation" to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development over the next five years.

Iraq violence threatens critical harvest, says FAO

Iraq violence threatens critical harvest, says FAO

By Eliot Beer

The recent conflict in Iraq has pushed the country to the brink of a food supply crisis through risks to harvests and growing refugee numbers, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned.

FAO: Apac countries pushing forward to counter hunger

FAO: Apac countries pushing forward to counter hunger

By RJ Whitehead

The mission for an end to hunger in the Asia-Pacific region has received a boost after members of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation responded to a call by the its director-general, José Graziano da Silva, for a “massive effort” to end hunger...

S Korea makes commitment to help develop emerging fisheries

S Korea makes commitment to help develop emerging fisheries

By RJ Whitehead

South Korea’s government has committed to help developing countries to address serious issues related to fisheries and aquaculture as part of an agreement with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation.  

Typhoon destruction puts Filipino farms and fisheries at risk

Typhoon destruction puts Filipino farms and fisheries at risk

By RJ Whitehead

The UN’s Food and Agriculture organisation has been mobilising support to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which tore through the country causing severe damage to the fisheries and agriculture sectors, as well as massive loss of life. 

China has implemented a new management model at Jiangcun wholesale market

New management model for China poultry market

By Carina Perkins

Chinese and global animal health experts have visited a live poultry market, which has implemented a new management model aimed at improving biosecurity to prevent animal disease.

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