Food and Agriculture Organization

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  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A view of Arasbaran Forest in East Azarbaijan 2018-07-18 09:54

    Iran attending 24th session of FAO Committee on Forestry

    TEHRAN — Iran is participating in the 24th session of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Committee on Forestry (COFO 24), being held in Rome, Italy, from July 16 to 20, IRIB reported on Tuesday.

  • Ovine rinderpest outbreak reported in southeastern Iran 2018-07-14 09:32

    Ovine rinderpest outbreak reported in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN — An outbreak of ovine rinderpest, a contagious disease of cattle, sheep, and goats, has occurred in the southeastern province of Kerman, ISNA reported on Friday.

  • Produced and gone straight to waste 2018-01-26 10:22

    Produced and gone straight to waste

    TEHRAN — According to the United Nations the current world population of 7.3 billion is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100 and the question is how to produce sufficient food for everyone?

  • 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.