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Climate change and resource conflict
Trade and production
News Story
22 March 2017
FAO offers an online course for building national greenhouse gas inventories

Agriculture is one of the main emitters of greenhouse gases globally. However, as sources differ from country to country, calculating emissions on a national level can be tricky. At the same time knowing the sources and the amount of the exhaust of the green house gases is a crucial step for formulating sound climate mitigation and adaptation policies.

Gender and equality
21 October 2015
World Food Day 2015 and 70 years of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Every year, all the UN Agencies celebrate the World Food Day on October 16, the day on which the FAO was founded in 1945.  It is celebrated to raise public awareness about hunger in the world,...

Trade and production
News Story
16 October 2015
FAO celebrates 70 years at the World Food Day

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was founded in 1945 and celebrates its 70 years anniversary today at the World Food Day 2015. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are leading the celebration.

Rural transformation
News Story
13 October 2015
Social protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty, FAO releases SOFA 2015 report

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on reducing poverty have been met by many countries, yet many others lag behind and the post-2015 challenge will be the full eradication of poverty and hunger.

Climate change and resource conflict
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
News Story
9 October 2015
FAO launches photo contest on the Value of Forests

Win a trip to the 3rd European Forest Week in Engelberg, Switzerland!

Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
News Story
31 August 2015
Sweden calls to keep the pressure up to reduce the use of antibiotics in food production

On August 30, 2015  Jose Graziano da Silva, FAO Director General together with Elizabeth Backteman, the Swedish State Secretary for Rural Affairs visited the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU in Uppsala.  The focus of the visit was to exchange knowledge about ways to reduce the use of antibiotics in global livestock and aquaculture production.

Climate change and resource conflict
News Story
9 July 2015
FAO raises the importance of soils in new World Soil Charter

A new World Soil Charter has been endorsed by FAO member countries during the 29th FAO Conference, which took place on June 6-13 in Rome, Italy. The new charter replaces the first World Soil Charter, which was formulated and adopted by the FAO in 1981. The adoption of the new charter also coincides with 2015 being the International Year of Soils (IYS).

Trade and production
News Story
19 May 2015
G20 leaders take action for sustainable food systems and food waste reduction

During a recent G20 meeting in Istanbul, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva praised the agricultural ministers of the member countries for making commitments to reduce food waste and promote sustainable food systems.

Trade and production
News Story
8 April 2015
Join the FAO #soils4life Instagram contest

2015 is the International Year of Soils and FAO is launching an Instagram contest in order to raise awareness about the importance of soils. Participants are encouraged to share all sorts of photos related to soils, their potential, functions but also their exploitation so as to shed light on a range of different issues. 

Trade and production
Agriculture Transformation In Low-Income Countries Under Environmental Change
12 March 2015
Agroecology for food security and nutrition

Presented by Barbara Gemmill-Herren at the seminar How to Feed Nine Billion within the Planet’s Boundaries - Agroecology for Food Security & Nutrition organised by the SIANI Expert group on...