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News from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

David Beasley brings to the position extensive experience with key governmental and business leaders and stakeholders around the world, with very strong resource mobilisation skills.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:00 pm
Scientists, pest control experts, agricultural ministers and farmer representatives have begun a three-day meeting at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome to debate and define an international action plan to stop the spread of the Red Palm Weevil.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:00 pm
In an example of how the UN's three Rome-based food agencies are stronger working as one, staff from the Madagascar interagency country team have been recognized for their work to promote rural resilience and boost food security in the African island nation.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:00 am
Managing urbanization sustainably poses new challenges and opportunities to recast food and agriculture systems in ways that benefit both cities and the countryside, according to a new report presented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and FAO.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 1:00 pm

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

ROME - The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), His Excellency Anil Wadhwa of India, has welcomed the appointment of David Beasley of the United States of America as WFP’s next Executive Director.
Author: WFP
Posted: March 29, 2017, 2:41 pm
This Women’s Month, the World Food Programme (WFP) highlights the important role that educators play in the success of the School Meals project. Elementary school teachers Giselle and Wilma have both seen and contributed to the positive effects of the project.
Author: Anthony Chase Lim
Posted: March 29, 2017, 9:10 am
BEIJING - The UN World Food Programme (WFP), working in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture in People’s Republic of China and other partners, are embarking upon a five-year Strategic Plan in support of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2, a world with zero hunger by 2030.
Author: WFP
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:57 am
ROME, ITALY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a donation of US$6 million from the Republic of Korea that will allow WFP to enhance innovative food security monitoring systems in ten countries in Africa, enabling the organization to hear directly from people in need. The funding was raised through Korea’s air-ticket solidarity levy, which is collected from each international flight passenger departing Korea. Known as the “Global Disease Eradication Fund,” it is part of Seoul’s commitment to ending global disease, poverty and hunger.
Author: WFP
Posted: March 27, 2017, 8:56 am