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Half of world`s forest species at risk: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 21:35

Half of the world`s forest species are at risk from climate change and farming, the United Nations (UN) warned today, as it called for "urgent action" to manage them better.

World Bank sounds alarm on rising global food prices

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 04:11

World food prices rose in the first quarter of the year for the first time since their all-time high in August 2012, driven by rising demand in China, drought in the United States and unrest in Ukraine.

FAO pegs 2014 world food import bill stabilise at $1.29 tln

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 17:07

In 2013, world food import bill was USD 1.28 trillion.

PepsiCo, Coca-Cola back global guidelines on land tenure: FAO

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 17:34

PepsiCo has joined fellow beverage company Coca-Cola in giving its official support to a set of global guidelines that aim to protect the rights of poor and vulnerable people to land, livelihoods and food security, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said.

Global food prices rise by 2.3% March: FAO

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 14:55

Global food prices increased by 2.3 percent in March from the previous month, the highest level since May 2013.

Typhoon-hit Philippine farmers to reap harvest: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 05:10

Farmers in the Philippines will soon reap a harvest after using emergency seed supplies to grow crops following a devastating typhoon that struck during planting season, the UN food agency said.

UN declares 2014 as international year of family farming

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 17:16

In many developing countries, family farms represent up to 80 percent of all farm holdings, it added.

Asia-Pacific`s "ageing" coconut trees threaten livelihoods

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 17:24

Livelihoods of millions in Asia-Pacific countries, including India, have been affected as ageing coconut trees in the region cannot produce enough to keep up with the world`s rapidly growing demand.

Food law to protect poor from price volatility: Thomas

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 14:57

Food Minister KV Thomas Monday said the recently enacted food law will protect 67 per cent of the population from price volatility.

Number of undernourished people in India down 6.5%: FAO

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 13:26

India, the world's second biggest wheat and rice grower, saw the number of people who suffered from chronic hunger drop by 6.5 percent to 21.38 crore during 2011-13, according to a joint report by UN food agencies.

Thomas to make Food Security presentation at FAO meet in Rome

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 19:52

Food Minister K V Thomas is scheduled to make a presentation on the National Food Security Act at an FAO conference next week in Rome.

'One third of food wasted, costs world economy $750 bn'

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 19:53

The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said some 1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted every year, with the Asia region including China seen as the worst culprit.