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  • Honey bee 2019-05-22 19:46

    Iran third largest honey producer in the world: FAO

    TEHRAN— Iran, as one of the leading countries in honey industry, has a long-established tradition on bee keeping and during recent years could successfully increase its annual production of honey and is now the third largest honey producer in the world, Gerold Bödeker, FAO Representative to the Islamic Republic of Iran has said.

  • Sistan-Baluchestan infested with desert locust 2019-05-06 21:48

    Sistan-Baluchestan infested with desert locust

    TEHRAN — According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan is infested by desert locust, director of the agriculture organization of the province has said.

  • Locusts threaten 300,000 ha of farming lands in Iran 2019-04-22 01:00

    Locusts threaten 300,000 ha of farming lands in Iran

    TEHRAN — Some 300,000 hectares of farming lands are threatened by desert locusts’ breakout, Iran’s Crisis Management Organization spokesperson has said.

  • Iran’s saffron farming system wins FAO world heritage status 2018-12-24 20:56

    Iran’s saffron farming system wins FAO world heritage status

    TEHRAN – A traditional saffron cultivation system in Iran has won recognition from FAO as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS).

  • World Food Day: Iran to highlight ‘changing dietary habits to live healthier life’ 2018-10-15 11:58

    World Food Day: Iran to highlight ‘changing dietary habits to live healthier life’

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Food and Drug Administration will turn the spotlight on ‘changing dietary habits to live healthier life’ on World Food Day 2018, ISNA news agency reported on Sunday.

  • José Graziano da Silva 2017-10-17 12:30

    By José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director General

    Roots of change: Make migration work for rural development

    Throughout history, one of the most effective strategies for people to look for a better future has been to move. In most cases leaving impoverished rural areas in search of more productive opportunities elsewhere. 

  • World Food Day 2017-10-05 15:00

    Iran to observe World Food Day 2017

    TEHRAN — A national conference is planned to be held on the occasion of the World Food Day 2017 on October 15 in Tehran.

  • global cereal production 2017-09-10 14:04

    FAO: global cereal production to hit a record high

    According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories.

  • Syria 2017-07-23 11:38

     FAO: 6.9 Syrians still uncertain about next meal

    Food security in parts of Syria is slightly better than the same time last year due to an improved security situation and enhanced access to humanitarian assistance, but the overall situation remains far worse than before the war, two UN agencies warned.

  • FAO 2017-07-22 08:39

    Iran’s total cereal production set to rise 0.9% in 2017: FAO

    TEHRAN – Iran’s total cereal production is predicted to reach 20.1 million tons in 2017 to register a 0.9 percent increase compared to the previous year, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said in a report.

  • FAO 2017-06-15 12:22

    Wheat production in Iran to hit 13.5m tons this year: FAO

    TEHRAN- According to the latest report of UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Iran will produce 13.5 million tons of wheat in 2017.

  • tilapia fish 2017-05-28 12:04

    FAO issues alert over lethal virus affecting popular tilapia fish

    Though not a human health risk, Tilapia Lake Virus as a highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia that threats one of the world's most important fish for human consumption, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned.

  • international conference on virtual water 2017-05-01 09:13

    Tehran conference highlights role of virtual water in water crisis management

    TEHRAN — The first international conference on virtual water highlighted the instrumental role of virtual water in managing water crisis both in Iran and worldwide.

  • Agriculture 2017-04-24 16:56

    FAO offers water-scarce countries a new satellite tool to boost agricultural productivity

    Measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries including Iran, is going high-tech with the help of a new tool developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with a fund from the Netherlands.

  • wheat 2017-04-05 16:59

    FAO: Conflicts Impose $16 Billion Losses to Syrian Agricultural Sector

    In addition to the severe human suffering, war in Syria has imposed more than $16 billion of lost crop and livestock production and destroyed farming assets, FAO’s latest report says.

  • FAO in Africa 2017-03-29 16:30

    Conflicts cause 30 million food insecure people in near East and North Africa: FAO

    TEHRAN - Food security and nutrition levels in the Near East and North Africa have sharply deteriorated over the last five years, undermining the steady improvement achieved before 2010 when the prevalence of undernourishment, stunting, anemia and poverty were decreasing, a new FAO report said.

  • wheat 2017-03-12 09:48

    FAO sees Iran’s wheat output falling by 2m tons in 2017

    TEHRAN – The latest report released by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) indicates that the organization believes Iranian wheat output is going to decrease by 2 million tons to stand at 12 million tons in 2017. The organization also forecasted the world’s total wheat output to fall 1.8 percent to 744 million tons in 2017.

  • FAO 2017-02-08 16:59

    By Serge Nakouzi*

    Is food loss an issue for Iran?

    TEHRAN - Roughly one-third of the food produced around the world for human consumption, amounting to about 1.3 billion tons, is lost or wasted every year.

  • FAO 2017-02-08 09:32

    FAO: Global sugar and cereals prices climb in January

    The FAO Food Price Index rose notably in January, led by sugar and cereals, even as global markets remain well supplied.

  • FAO2 (1).JPG 2016-10-17 11:35

    World Food Day marked in Iran; FAO highlights impacts of climate change on food security 

    The Representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Sunday (October 16) observed the World Food Day 2016 at a commemoration ceremony at Vahdat (Roudaki) Hall in Tehran. 

  • Serge R. Nakouzi 2016-10-17 11:23

    By Serge R. Nakouzi  The FAO Representative to Iran and to ECO

    Ending hunger in our lifetime despite a changing global climate

    16 October is a date on which the global community commemorates every year World Food Day. As depicted by its title, this day has been designated to raise awareness of the significance of food security in enabling individuals to lead healthy and productive lives as well as for the well-being of societies as a whole.

  • By: Jose Graziano da Silva 2016/05/11

    By: Jose Graziano da Silva

    Hunger and conflicts walk hand in hand

    This week, FAO is convening, in Rome, the Regional Conference for the Near East and North Africa, a forum where 30 countries from Mauritania to Iran, and from Turkey to Somalia, meet every two years to review the achievements, challenges and priorities in food security and sustainable agriculture development.