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  • روز جهانی غذا Yesterday 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.

  • FAO and WHO highlight “Food Safety” as “Everyone’s Business” in Iran  2019-06-07 16:57

    FAO and WHO highlight “Food Safety” as “Everyone’s Business” in Iran 

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) jointly celebrated the first World Food Safety Day in Iran to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, and sustainable development. 

  • 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.