Over 3 million people urge governments to act on hunger

02.12.2010 [21:57]
The signatures of over 3 million people calling for urgent action to end world hunger were presented to governments at a ceremony today at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization`s (FAO) Rome headquarters ...

Tourism is top priority for Morocco says King Mohammed VI

01.12.2010 [20:52]
Morocco`s King Mohammed VI has reaffirmed his strong commitment to tourism as one of Morocco`s top national priorities. In a meeting attended by UNWTO Secretary-General ...

FAO receives top award for forest fire protection

27.11.2010 [20:10]
The Forestry Department of the United Nations` Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) yesterday received an important Spanish award in recognition of its ...

FAO backs indigenous people

26.11.2010 [21:09]
The United Nations` Food and Agricultural Organization is defining a new basis for cooperation and dialogue with the world`s indigenous populations following the ...

Azerbaijan, Argentina discuss agricultural cooperation

24.11.2010 [21:57]
Azerbaijan`s Minister of Agriculture Ismat Abbasov has met visiting Argentina`s Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship Alberto Pedro D`Alotto ...

Shining a spotlight on illegal fishing

22.11.2010 [22:36]
In a bid to shed new light on the shadowy world of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, an FAO Technical Consultation has agreed to identify ...

International Conference on Food Safety and Food Security to be held in Indonesia

22.11.2010 [20:01]
International Conference on Food Safety and Food Security will be held on December 1-4 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Organizers of the event are ...

Abu Dhabi to host First GCC Ministerial Forum for Integrated Food Policies

20.11.2010 [20:17]
Abu Dhabi will host the First 3-day GCC ministerial forum for integrated food policies, starting on November 22 under the patronage of UAE Deputy Prime Minister and ...

One trillion food import bill as prices rise

19.11.2010 [22:03]
International food import bills could pass the one trillion dollar mark in 2010 with prices in most commodities up sharply from 2009, FAO said today ...

UN: North Korea facing hunger because of grain deficit

17.11.2010 [10:38]
About 5 million North Koreans will continue to face food shortages because of a grain deficit, two United Nations agencies warned Tuesday. North Korea requires 867,000 metric tons of grain to feed ...

Africa crop tool launched

13.11.2010 [18:36]
The Food and Agricultural Organiztion (FAO) has launched a quick reference calendar covering 43 major African countries that advises which crops to plant when, according to the type of agricultural zone from ...

Action against Hunger honors FAO chief

10.11.2010 [19:48]
FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf has been awarded the Action against Hunger Humanitarian Award in recognition of his long-standing commitment to fighting ...

Deadly animal virus threatens to spread to southern Africa

07.11.2010 [01:46]
A deadly viral disease which broke out in Tanzania earlier this year risks spreading to Southern Africa, posing a mortal threat to more than 50 million sheep and goats in 15 countries, FAO warned today ...

Azeri agricultural minister attends international conference in Netherlands

02.11.2010 [17:50]
A delegation of Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Agriculture led by minister Ismat Abasov is in the Netherlands to attend an international conference on ...

Agriculture needs to become `climate-smart`

29.10.2010 [22:18]
Agriculture in developing countries must become `climate-smart` in order to cope with the combined challenge of feeding a warmer, more heavily populated ...

New Drive for European Investment in African Agriculture

28.10.2010 [12:58]
A British report says Europe needs to do more to invest in African agriculture. It says a gap exists between bold rhetoric that pledges billions to aid African agriculture and a reality in which money has not ...

FAO distributes huge quantities of wheat seeds in Pakistan

27.10.2010 [22:57]
The United Nations` food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has begun a large-scale distribution of wheat seeds in Pakistan that will benefit well over half a million ...

Russia to resume wheat flour exports

25.10.2010 [22:43]
Russia plans to resume exporting flour on January 1, 2011, but a larger ban on exporting wheat, barley, rye and corn has been extended through next June ...

Azerbaijan`s State Grain Fund gets 50 million AZN from state budget

22.10.2010 [15:31]
Reserve fund of the state budget allotted 50 million AZN for Azerbaijan State Grain Fund to increase wheat production up to ...