FAO

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  • 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.

  • 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.