Latest Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Stories

tree destruction
2015-02-27 10:17:43

Imagine an area the size of West Virginia or Sri Lanka being deforested every year, or devoting an area the size of Norway devoid of trees every five years. Because that's exactly what findings from a new study are showing--which directly contradicts previous studies by the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization's Global Forest Resource Assessment (FRA).

2011-03-10 08:04:00

Equal access to agricultural resources equals millions more fed, FAO says WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women in rural areas have the potential to raise agricultural production to levels that would feed up to 150 million more of the world's hungry people if they had equal access to land, financial services, education and technology, according to the UN Food and Agriculture's State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 report. Giving women the same access as men to...

2010-11-02 13:25:00

The UN's food agency said on Tuesday that a deadly virus in Tanzania is threatening over 50 million sheep and goats in 15 countries.

2010-09-09 06:35:00

In the midst of a difficult fire season in many parts of the world, the United Nations' (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization has launched a new online fire detection system that will help firefighters and natural hazards managers improve response time and resource management.

2010-07-06 12:35:00

On Tuesday, an international food safety body set new rules on preparing bagged salads and also said that the chemical melamine is acceptable only in tiny amounts in infant formula and food.

2010-05-26 13:13:47

Gathered in St Petersburg, world's top wheat experts report progress toward replacing 5 percent of vulnerable fields in nations at risk; effort called vital for preventing hunger.

2010-02-22 07:32:18

Extended geographical monitoring and a common classification will facilitate the response.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'