FAO

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  • 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 11:19

    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.

  • FAO highlights great potential of genetic improvements in aquaculture for better food security 2019-08-27 23:26

    FAO highlights great potential of genetic improvements in aquaculture for better food security

    Wider, appropriate and long-term application of genetic improvement in aquaculture, with a focus on selective breeding, will help boost food production to meet a projected increase in demand for fish and fish products with relatively little extra feed, land, water and other inputs, according to a new FAO report titled The State of the World's Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.

  • FAO, DOE launch joint program to access Green Climate Fund 2019-08-07 10:35

    FAO, DOE launch joint program to access Green Climate Fund

    The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Department of Environment (DOE) held the Inception Workshop of the “Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme” that aims to strengthen the country’s capacity to access climate finance to implement its commitments to reducing emission and strengthening resilience.

  • FAO Food Price Index steady in June 2019-07-08 13:22

    FAO Food Price Index steady in June

    Global food prices declined marginally in June, as lower prices of dairy products and vegetable oils more than offset a significant jump in maize quotations, and are now very close to their level of a year ago, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released yesterday.

  • Clearing the road ahead to reach Zero Hunger in Asia and the Pacific 2019-06-27 11:56

    FAO Conference side event explores obstacles such as urbanization, inequality, obesity and natural disasters

    Clearing the road ahead to reach Zero Hunger in Asia and the Pacific

    Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger has slowed in Asia and the Pacific, despite strong economic advances, and highlighting the need for concerted policy actions to tackle the increasingly complex nature of challenges ahead, representatives of FAO Member Countries heard during an event on the sidelines of the 41st Session of the FAO Conference. 

  • FAO picks new Director-General 2019-06-25 10:47

    FAO picks new Director-General

    Qu Dongyu of China was elected Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Sunday.

  • Robust and coordinated action needed to save Asia-Pacific’s forests: new FAO report 2019-06-19 20:23

    Robust and coordinated action needed to save Asia-Pacific’s forests: new FAO report

    Highlighting the ongoing decline of biodiversity and resilience in natural forests in the Asia-Pacific region, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in its newest comprehensive report regarding the future of forest in Asia-Pacific region has asked country members to take firm measures to reverse this trend. 

  • Kundhavi Kadiresan 2019-06-18 09:41

    By Kundhavi Kadiresan

    By 2050, what if we can’t see the forests or the trees?  

    Most of us are familiar with the old saying that sometimes we ‘can’t see the forest for the trees.’ But what if I told you, at our present rate of exploitation of our forests and depletion of our natural resources in Asia and the Pacific, that we run the risk of not seeing the forests OR the trees by the middle of this century?

  • FAO warns of another desert locust breakout in Iran 2019-06-10 21:20

    FAO warns of another desert locust breakout in Iran

    TEHRAN — In mid-May, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned of another desert locust breakout in mid-June in Iran if the current situation is not controlled.