Italy's energy giant, FAO ink Nigeria water accord

Italy's energy giant, FAO ink Nigeria water accord

The FAO will provide support by identifying the areas to sink the wells as well as technical expertise in the region covered by the project.

Feb 28, 2018, 11:25 AM IST
20 mn people on brink of famine - These 4 African countries face 'unprecedented' humanitarian crisis

20 mn people on brink of famine - These 4 African countries face 'unprecedented' humanitarian crisis

Famine is defined as occurring when 20 per cent of the population is starving, 30 per cent of the children are extremely malnourished, and the mortality rate has reached double its average.

May 19, 2017, 08:54 AM IST

Boko Haram violence leaves over 7 million facing starvation

Over 7 million people are starving in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria as a result of violence by the Boko Haram terror group, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported.

Feb 25, 2017, 10:57 AM IST

Panama's indigenous tribes launch drones to fight deforestation

Indigenous people in Panama are using drones as a new weapon to monitor deforestation on their lands as thousands of hectares disappear every year in one of the world`s most biodiverse rainforests, the United Nations said.

Jun 02, 2016, 10:39 AM IST
3.9 million in South Sudan face extreme hunger: UN

3.9 million in South Sudan face extreme hunger: UN

Extreme hunger is pushing people to the brink of a catastrophe in parts of South Sudan as 3.9 million people nationwide face severe food insecurity

Oct 23, 2015, 10:03 AM IST

India's rice exports may drop by 20% in 2016: FAO

India's rice exports may decline by 20 percent in 2016 due to tight supplies and growing domestic demand, according to the UN body FAO.

Jul 13, 2015, 20:45 PM IST

$160 needed per person to end world hunger: FAO

A UN body on Friday said only USD 160 (about Rs 10,000) is all that is needed annually per person living in extreme poverty to eradicate world hunger by 2030.

Jul 10, 2015, 22:00 PM IST
Quake-hit Nepal needs USD 20-mn to resume agriculture: FAO

Quake-hit Nepal needs USD 20-mn to resume agriculture: FAO

 About USD 20 million is needed to support farmers in earthquake-hit Nepal so that they can resume agricultural activities and stave off the threat of prolonged food insecurity, FAO today said.

Jun 20, 2015, 15:05 PM IST

Sustaining 4% growth in agri sector a challenge: Singh

Sustaining 4 percent growth in the farm sector is a challenging task though it remains one of the top priorities of the government, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said Monday.

Jun 08, 2015, 18:40 PM IST

Lack of food safety killing 2.2 million every year: Experts

Lack of government policies on food and water safety is causing the death of 2.2 million people, including children, every year across the globe, health experts said on Sunday.

Apr 06, 2015, 00:00 AM IST

Make food safety a priority: WHO

The World Health Organisation(WHO) on Tuesday urged each nation in the South-East Asia region to make food safety a priority.

Mar 31, 2015, 21:01 PM IST

Citizen scientists map global forests

 A team of citizen scientists from Austria has introduced two global forest maps -- both at one-km resolution -- that will provide a more accurate view of global forests.

Mar 30, 2015, 19:43 PM IST

Devastating floods kill dozens, displace 170,000 in Malawi

Heavy floods in southern Malawi have killed at least 79 people, forced more than 170,000 from their homes and cost about 160,000 people their livelihoods, a UN agency said on Wednesday.

Jan 29, 2015, 02:20 AM IST

UN urges action to fix 'broken' world food system

The United Nations urged political leaders from around the world on Wednesday to up their game in the fight to wipe out malnutrition, a global scourge which afflicts poor and rich alike.

Nov 19, 2014, 18:14 PM IST

World food prices fall for sixth straight month in Sept, longest in 15 years: FAO

Bumper harvests and big stockpiles of food are helping to drive world food prices down to the lowest levels for about 15 years, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization reported on Thursday.

Oct 09, 2014, 18:40 PM IST
UN honours Peruvian project for improving crops

UN honours Peruvian project for improving crops

The UN has honoured the National Agrarian University of Peru for a project that develops hardier, more resistant food crops using radiation-induced mutations.

Sep 25, 2014, 10:15 AM IST

India not blocking rule-based global trade: PM

In the WTO talks in Geneva in July, India had taken a tough stance on the issue of foodgrain holding and food subsidy after which the US blamed it for failure of the negotiations.

Sep 09, 2014, 15:50 PM IST

Modi urges FAO to take the lead in protecting interests of poor and farmers at WTO

Modi asserted that India does not stand in the way of a rule-based global trade agreement, but India cannot sacrifice the interests and food security of the poor and the farmers.

Sep 09, 2014, 13:14 PM IST

India needs to work more to address poverty: FAO

India, the world's second largest wheat and rice grower, needs to make speedier progress towards reducing the number of hungry people, a top official of the UN food agency FAO said Monday.

Sep 08, 2014, 17:32 PM IST

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