The director-general of the Food and Agriculture office of the United Nations has blamed conflicts in the Middle East for a doubling of undernourished people in the region as he visited a new regional office in Lebanon.
Ancient Chinese agricultural systems will benefit poor rural areas in countries as far afield as in Africa and Latin America after officials in Beijing agreed to intensify their partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.
Farmers must change their approach to production if the world wants to meet its food security challenges, the director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations said in an address in Paris.
Malaysia and the Philippines were among thirteen countries to be recognised by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation for their outstanding progress in fighting hunger by reaching development targets a year ahead of deadline.
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.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has called on countries to put nutrition high on their national and international agendas, and to take a lead role in the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2).
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...