FAO

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  • FAO, WHO warn on risks of Antimicrobial Resistance, prioritizing infection prevention 2020-11-24 18:26

    FAO, WHO warn on risks of Antimicrobial Resistance, prioritizing infection prevention

    TEHRAN – Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is not only responsible for the death of 700 000 people per annum across the world but also compromises food safety, contaminates soil and water and reduces the effectiveness of medicines and treatment options, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) warn.

  • FAO to strengthen disaster risk management in rural areas of Iran 2020-11-16 23:37

    FAO to strengthen disaster risk management in rural areas of Iran

    TEHRAN – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, started the implementation of a Technical Cooperation Program (TCP) project to enhance the resilience of rural communities and agricultural systems.

  • Marjan Ghanbari, Assistant FAO Representative 2020-10-14 20:19

    By Marjan Ghanbari, Assistant FAO Representative

    Celebrating a different World Food Day on FAO’s 75th Anniversary

    Each year, the international community, national partners and local associates across different corners of the globe commemorate World Food Day, making it one of the most celebrated international days. However, this year, World Food Day is no ordinary day.

  • کشاورزی 2020-10-06 18:34

    FAO supports Iran to strengthen capacity on climate finance

    TEHRAN – To provide an inclusive platform to address climate-related issues in Iran, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Department of Environment (DOE), as the National Designated Authority (NDA) of Green Climate Fund (GCF), partnered to bring together and build the capacity of around 100 local, national and international stakeholders to discuss climate finance.

  • Iran calls for collective response to contain COVID-19 effect on food, agriculture 2020-09-23 20:15

    Iran calls for collective response to contain COVID-19 effect on food, agriculture

    TEHRAN – Iran called on the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to move forward to collective policies and response programs for member countries in the region to place food and agriculture at the center of the COVID-19 socio-economic response, at the 35th FAO Regional Conference for the Near East.

  • FAO, FRWO sign MOU to counter SDSs 2020-09-14 18:25

    FAO, FRWO sign MOU to counter SDSs

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization (FRWO) of Iran inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Sunday to eradicate sand and dust storm (SDS) hotspots in the country.

  • Iran urges international, regional scientific capacities for food security, livelihood 2020-09-05 19:04

    Iran calls for global scientific capacities to rebound from COVID-19 damage

    TEHRAN – To tackle damages caused by COVID-19 and the ongoing effects of chronic undernourishment, it requires the use of international and regional scientific capacities, Kazem Khavazi, the Minister for Agriculture said in the 35th Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific, hosted by Bhutan.

  • Iran urges FAO to promote food systems, digital technologies in agriculture 2020-09-01 14:34

    Iran urges FAO to promote food systems, digital technologies in agriculture

    TEHRAN – In an address to the 35th session of the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Iran underscored the need to increase investment in food systems and promote the use of digital technologies as the two key factors to boost both productivity and sustainability of agricultural activities.

  • harvest 2020-07-21 17:32

    FAO forecasts slight increase in area under wheat cultivation in Iran

    TEHRAN- United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has estimated that the area under wheat cultivation in Iran will increase slightly in 2020, reliefweb.int published on Tuesday.

  • FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP, WHO: hunger increases worldwide, Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt 2020-07-19 18:27

    FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP, WHO: hunger increases worldwide, Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt

    Tehran - A new report jointly prepared by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO shows that currently around 690 million people or 8.9 percent of the world population are hungry. Compared to the previous figures, this number is up by 10 million people in one year and by nearly 60 million in five years.

  • FAO shares international expertise with Iran in Early Warning Early Action systems 2020-07-05 13:53

    FAO shares international expertise with Iran in Early Warning Early Action systems

    Tehran – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in close partnership with its national stakeholders in Iran and Mongolia organized a knowledge-sharing event for Iranian experts in Dzud Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) systems between the two nations.

  • locust map 2020/05/29

    By Salman Parviz

    Regional initiative for locust infestation

    Already hard-hit by coronavirus, a second wave of locust swarm invasion from East Africa threatens region

    A trilateral plan among Iran, Pakistan and India is being formulated to address locust swarm infestations that devour crops and threaten the livelihood and sustenance in the region, already struggling with coronavirus pandemic.

  • FAO delivers first batch of desert locust control equipment to Iran 2020-05-27 15:32

    FAO delivers first batch of desert locust control equipment to Iran

    Tehran – As part of ongoing support provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to Iran for controlling desert locust infestation, the first consignment of pest control equipment supplied by the Organization was delivered to the country’s plant protection authority.

  • Maximo Torero, chief economist and assistant director-general for the Economic and Social Development Department at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2020-04-25 17:21

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    FAO, Iran cooperate to support capacity building

    TEHRAN - Maximo Torero, chief economist and assistant director-general for the Economic and Social Development Department at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), says the organization has just increased its allocation of funds to support capacity building for Iranian experts.

  • FAO scales up technical assistance to Iran on addressing Desert Locust infestation 2020-04-15 22:55

    FAO scales up technical assistance to Iran on addressing Desert Locust infestation

    Tehran – As desert locust infestations in East Africa and South-West Asia have intensified in recent months, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has provided an additional $200,000 to further strengthen Iran’s technical capacity to control Desert Locust.

  • Asia-Pacific region needs better data to assure progress in agricultural systems: FAO 2020-02-11 11:38

    Asia-Pacific region needs better data to assure progress in agricultural systems: FAO

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) urges its member countries for an acceleration in improvements to agricultural data gathering and monitoring to ensure the targets set out by the United Nations to achieve sustainable development are accurately reported in the world’s biggest region – Asia and the Pacific.

  • FAO Food Price Index rises for the fourth consecutive month 2020-02-08 11:59

    FAO Food Price Index rises for the fourth consecutive month

    World food prices rose for the fourth consecutive month in January.

  • FAO 2020-01-27 23:34

    FAO, ULRP, IRIMO have conducted a drought vulnerability and impact assessment in the Urmia Lake basin

    The initial findings of a drought vulnerability and impact assessment in the Urmia Lake basin conducted to help the implementation of an integrated drought management system in the region have been further re-examined and validated by FAO and Iranian experts at Tehran.

  • Gerold Bödeker, FAO Representative to Iran (L), and Deputy Agriculture Minister, Alimorad Akbari. 2019-12-18 19:14

    FAO allocates $395,000 for flood management in Iran

    TEHRAN – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Iran’s Ministry of Agriculture to provide $395,000 for flood management projects in the country, IRNA news agency reported.

  • Gerold Bödeker, FAO Representative to Iran (R), Hossein Ali Abdolhay, deputy head of Iran Fisheries Organization. 2019-12-17 19:40

    FAO, Iran ink agreement to support sustainable development of marine cage culture

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Iran Fisheries Organization (IFO) announced a new project that will strengthen national capacity for sustainable management and development of marine cage culture – the farming of fish inside net-cages in the marine environment.

  • FAO 2019-12-12 14:09

    Three million undernourished people in Asia-Pacific need to be lifted out of hunger every single month: FAO

    Three million undernourished people in Asia and the Pacific must be lifted out of hunger each month from now on, if the region is to meet the SDG 2 Zero Hunger goal by the end of 2030, says a new report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

  • FAO, ULRP train Iranian experts on evapotranspiration mapping 2019-12-11 18:40

    FAO, ULRP train Iranian experts on evapotranspiration mapping

    As part of the “Integrated Programme for Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Urmia Lake Basin,” the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Urmia Lake Restoration Program (ULRP) held a 4-day workshop for Iranian experts, trained them on advanced methods to map evapotranspiration of agricultural areas using remote sensing satellite data.

  • Gerold Bödeker, FAO Representative to Iran 2019-12-04 20:36

    By Gerold Bödeker, FAO Representative to Iran

    Let’s mind the soil as it truly matters

    Soil is an essential natural resource for sustaining life on Earth. It is a core component of land resources, agricultural development and ecological sustainability that constitutes the basis for the preservation and advancement of human life on this planet.

  • World Soil Day 2019-12-03 18:57

    FAO reaffirms readiness to assist Iran in sustainable soil management

    TEHRAN - FAO Representative to Iran, Gerold Bödeker, said that the Organization is looking forward to further collaboration with Iranian Government in sustainable management of soil and natural resources.

  • FAO assists Iran in improving the agriculture monitoring systems through Satellite Imagery 2019-11-13 21:06

    FAO assists Iran in improving agriculture monitoring systems

    A recent report on the first phase of the FAO project “Improve agriculture monitoring systems through satellite imagery for the Islamic Republic of Iran,” reveals how the introduction of multi-temporal high-resolution satellite imagery enabled Iran’s Ministry of Agriculture Jahad (MAJ) to gather near-real time crop and field information, that can be used for agricultural monitoring, evaluation and planning.

  • International contribution ‘not sufficient’ for Urmia Lake restoration 2019-11-09 19:42

    International contribution ‘not sufficient’ for Urmia Lake restoration

    TEHRAN – International contribution to revive Urmia Lake is not sufficient, as only Japan has provided an annual financial assistance amounting to $1 million since the past six years, National Wetlands Conservation Project manager, Ali Arvahi, has said.

  • FAO warn of climate change impacts on land use, food security in Asia-Pacific 2019-10-29 18:45

    FAO warn of climate change impacts on land use, food security in Asia-Pacific

    Asia’s vast landmass and growing cities are warming faster than the global average and that will have a disproportional impact on food security and livelihoods for billions of people across the region, FAO and its UN partners warned today.

  • روز جهانی غذا 2019-10-15 20:43

    By Gerold Bödeker, FAO representative to Iran

    What we eat determines our health and future

    In recent decades, our diets and eating habits have dramatically changed, moving from seasonal, mainly plant-based and fibre-rich dishes to high calorie diets and processed foods, loaded with sugar, fat and salt. These days also in Iran, less time is spent to prepare meals at home, and consumers rely on fast food outlets and home delivery of processed foods.

  • Iran marks World Food Week 2019 2019-10-07 19:59

    Iran marks World Food Week 2019

    TEHRAN – Iran celebrates World Food Week on October 12 to 18 under a national theme of “Improving the nutrition pattern to maintain healthy and promote health”, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • World food prices dip in August 2019-09-08 11:36

    World food prices dip in August

    Global food prices declined in August, driven by sharp falls in the prices of staple cereals and sugar, according to a report issued today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.