The 1.3bn tonnes of food wasted throughout the supply chain each year could feed as many as two billion people without any additional impact on the environment, the Food and Agriculture Organisation has said.
The global food price index held steady in August, calming fears of a repeat of the 2007-08 food crisis – but governments could still do more to stabilise markets, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has donated £16m ($25m) to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), supporting a global initiative to improve agricultural statistics.
An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Egypt, which has killed an estimated 4,658 animals, with a further 40,222 suspected cases, is threatening food security in North Africa and the Middle East, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation...
The FAO is cautiously optimistic about the prospects of food commodities in the wake of economic upheaval in the past two years, but average prices for wheat and grains, vegetable oils and dairy are likely to be higher over the next decade.
50,000 and counting. We'll probably never know exactly how many perished in the 7.0 earthquake that brought Haiti, quite literally, crashing down last Tuesday, 12th January 2010, just before 5pm. But for those who survived and who make it through...
The West may be grappling with recession, but now is the time for businesses and governments to invest in agriculture and processing facilities around the world to stave off a massive food security problem by 2050, says the FAO.
A proposal to send unspent EU subsidies to developing countries worst hit by food price rises would have knock-on benefits for the EU, according to the rapporteur leading a Development Committee debate yesterday.
The theme of this year's World Food Day will be 'International
Alliance Against Hunger,' emphasising the need for global
mobilisation to create the political will to eradicate hunger, the
United Nations Food and Agriculture...
The increasing globalisation of the food industry is creating huge
corporations with the power to harm farmers and food suppliers in
many countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture
Organisation (FAO) warned this week.
More than 10,000 anti-globalisation activists demonstrated in Rome
at the weekend ahead of the World Food Summit taking place this
week in the Italian capital. The summit, hosted by the UN's Food
and Agriculture Organisation...
For the first time in its 40 years of existence, Codex Alimentarius, the international food code, is to
be evaluated by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the
World Health Organisation ( WHO).
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will soon host a
global meeting to review progress towards ending hunger. The
meeting, the 'World Food Summit: five years later' aims to track
progress achieved since the 1996...
The director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation
(FAO) has proposed that a World Food Summit originally scheduled
for next month should be postponed until June 2002, the Rome-based
body said on Monday.