Showing posts with label FAO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FAO. Show all posts

Friday, December 05, 2014

One third of world soils degraded (FAO)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations estimates that a third of all soils are degraded, due to erosion, compaction, soil sealing, soil organic matter and nutrient depletion, acidification, pollution and other processes caused by unsustainable land management practices.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In fight against hunger, UN launches initiative targeting threat of desertification

 UN, 22 October 2014 – The growing menace of desertification poses a distinct threat to the world’s agriculture and eco-systems, the United Nations agriculture agency warned today, as it announced a new initiative aimed at curbing the spread of land degradation and building resilience to climate change.

The programme, named Action Against Desertification and launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with the European Union and the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP), will devote some €41million to bolstering sustainable land management across the world’s most vulnerable areas in an effort to fight hunger and poverty.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

World food prices hit six-month low, UN agency reports

UN, 7 August 2014 – Global food prices fell for a fourth consecutive month in July, a sharp decline for grains, oilseeds and dairy products outweighing strong meat and sugar prices, the United Nations agriculture agency reported.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index, which measures the monthly change in international prices of a basket of 55 food commodities, averaged 203.9 points in July, down 4.4 points or 2.1 per cent from June.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

FAO hails China's success in achieving anti-hunger goal

Proper agricultural policies and reforms, and impressive increases in domestic food production helped China meet the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG), the chief of the UN's food agency says.

"China has already made outstanding progress to this goal, in part due to policies that support targeted investments in agriculture, reforms in the agricultural system, and impressive increases in domestic food production," Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), told Xinhua in a recent interview.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

EU warns Philippines, Papua New Guinea over illegal fishing

The European Commission on Tuesday warned the Philippines and Papua New Guinea over insufficient action to fight illegal fishing, threatening them with further trade sanctions, according to an EU statement.

Both countries identified as non-cooperative in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, are being given a yellow card warning and a reasonable time to respond and take measures to rectify the situation.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Fish more important than ever in providing jobs, feeding the world. – UN report

UN, 19 May 2014 – A new United Nations report highlights the growing role of fish and aquaculture in feeding the world and providing a source of income, and calls for the sustainable and responsible management of the so-called ‘blue world.’

Global fisheries and aquaculture production totalled 158 million tonnes in 2012 – around 10 million tonnes more than 2010 – according to the latest edition of “The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture,” produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Participants at UN-backed summit commit to improve ocean health, secure food security


UN, 25 April 2014 – A United Nations-backed summit wrapped up in the Netherlands today with a set of concrete actions to turn around the health of the world’s oceans and food security for millions by tackling key threats such as climate change, overfishing, habitat loss and pollution.
The summit – which brought together hundreds of Government officials, ocean science experts, business leaders, philanthropists and heads of international organizations – was an initiative of the Dutch Government, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions on the rise, warns UN agency

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UN, 11 April 2014 – From farming to forestry and fisheries, agriculture greenhouse emissions have nearly doubled over the past 50 years and may increase by another 30 per cent by 2050, according to new estimates out today from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
"FAO's new data represent the most comprehensive source of information on agriculture's contribution to global warming made to date," said Francesco Tubiello of the agecny’s Climate, Energy and Tenure Division.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Global food prices hit 10 month high due to weather, Crimea tensions

UN, 3 April 2014 – The cost of food worldwide has surged in March to its highest peak in 10 months, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today.
In a news release, agency said that its most recent Food Price Index, which measures the monthly change in international prices of a basket of 55 food commodities, including meat, dairy, sugar, and cereals, went up 4.8 points or 2.3 per cent, averaging now 212.8 points. This is the highest it has been since May 2013.
"The Index was influenced, as expected, by unfavourable weather conditions in the US and Brazil and geopolitical tensions in the Black Sea region," said Abdolreza Abbassian, FAO Senior Economist.

Monday, March 24, 2014

EU takes concrete action against illegal fishing. -European Commission

Following a Commission proposal, the Council of Ministers has today decided to list Belize, Cambodia and Guinea-Conakry as countries acting insufficiently against illegal fishing. After several warnings, measures will now come into effect against the three countries to tackle the commercial benefits stemming from illegal fishing. This means that imports into the EU of any fisheries products caught by vessels from these countries will now be banned, whilst EU vessels will not be allowed to fish in these countries' waters. It is the first time that measures of this type are adopted at EU level.
European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, welcomed the decision:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

FAO: 'Revolution' in Agriculture Vital to Meet Food Targets


Thursday, March 06, 2014

Weather, increased demand pushes global food prices to highest level in months

 6 March 2014 – Global food prices in February rose to their highest level since mid-2012 as a result of unfavourable weather and increased demand, the United Nations food agency today reported.

In a news release, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said its most recent Food Price Index, which measures the monthly change in international prices of a basket of 55 food commodities, including meat, dairy, sugar, and cereals, averaged 208.1 points. That is about 5.2 points, or 2.6 per cent, higher than the slightly revised index for January.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Water scarcity among critical food security issues in Near East and North Africa. – United Nations, FAO


20 February 2014 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today warned that water scarcity is one of the most urgent food security issues facing countries of the Near East and North Africa, with fresh water availability in the region expected to drop by 50 per cent by 2050.
FAO’s warning comes as ministers of agriculture and national officials prepare to tackle the issue at a meeting of the organization’s highest regional governing body beginning next Monday.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Securing crop biodiversity is key to feeding world’s growing population – UN study


30 January 2014 – Seeking to ensure that the world can feed a fast growing population, expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the United Nations today published voluntary international standards to improve conservation of the crops that are crucial to food security by preserving biodiversity in gene banks and in the field.
“As the world’s population grows and continues to face a wide range of climate, environmental and other challenges, maintaining a healthy variety of seeds and other plant genetic resources for the benefit of people in all countries will be essential to keeping agricultural and food systems sustainable and resilient, generation after generation,” UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Assistant Director-General Ren Wang said.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Πείνα για εκατομμύρια ανθρώπους - εκστρατεία από τον FAO. -Προβλήματα στην αγροτική παραγωγή, την οικονομία και πολιτική αστάθεια οι αιτίες

Δραματικές διαστάσεις παίρνει η επισιτιστική κρίση στη Συρία, την Υεμένη και την Κεντροαφρικανική Δημοκρατία, όπως προκύπτει από ανακοίνωση του Οργανισμού Τροφίμων και Γεωργίας των Ηνωμένων Εθνών (FAO). 

Το πρόβλημα αντιμετωπίζουν άμεσα περίπου 1.300.000 άνθρωποι στην Κεντροαφρικανική Δημοκρατία, ενώ η κατάσταση σε άλλες χώρες τη Δυτική Αφρική δεν εμπνέει αισιοδοξία, λόγω προβλημάτων στην αγροτική τους παραγωγή και τον πρόωρο τερματισμό των βροχοπτώσεων. 

Στη Συρία και την Υεμένη, εκτιμάται ότι θα πρέπει να δοθεί επειγόντως βοήθεια σε 6 και 4,5 εκατομμύρια ανθρώπους αντίστοιχα, υπενθυμίζει ο Οργανισμός. Με βάση τις νέες εκτιμήσεις του FAO η παγκόσμια παραγωγή των σιτηρών θα ανέλθει στα 2,5 δισεκατομμύρια τόνους (συμπεριλαμβάνεται και το επεξεργασμένο ρύζι), αριθμός ρεκόρ, αφού υπολογίζεται ότι θα είναι κατά 8,4% μεγαλύτερη από πέρσι και κατά 6% σε σχέση με το 2011. 

Monday, October 07, 2013

Global food prices expected to remain volatile in coming years, warns UN official.

 
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7 October 2013 – Although global food prices have recently stabilized, they are expected to remain volatile over the next few years, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, as a ministerial meeting on global food prices kicked off in Rome.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

ΟΗΕ: Φάτε μέδουσες, να σώσουμε τα ψάρια!

Ο Οργανισμός του ΟΗΕ για τα Τρόφιμα και τη Γεωργία (FAO) συνιστά, σε έκθεσή του που δόθηκε στη δημοσιότητα σήμερα στη Ρώμη, την ανάπτυξη διατροφικών προϊόντων με βάση τις μέδουσες, για να αντισταθμιστεί η διάδοση αυτού του ζελατινώδους ζώου που απειλεί τα αποθέματα των ψαριών.
Οι μέδουσες είναι όλο και περισσότερο παρούσες στους ωκεανούς ολόκληρου του κόσμου, αναφέρει ο FAO επικαλούμενος τους εμπειρογνώμονες οι οποίοι μιλούν για έναν "ωκεανό μεδουσών" που παίρνει τη θέση ενός "ωκεανού ψαριών".

"Αν δεν καταφέρνετε να τις καταπολεμήσετε... φάτε τις!", προτείνουν οι ειδικοί αυτοί, οι οποίοι συνιστούν την ανάπτυξη προϊόντων διατροφής με βάση τις μέδουσες.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Έκθεση του FAO: «Πεινάτε; Φάτε έντομα!» λέει ο Παγκόσμιος Οργανισμός Τροφίμων

Πεινάτε; Φάτε έντομα
«Τρώτε έντομα»: Με στόχο να ενισχύσει την επισιτιστική ασφάλεια, ο Παγκόσμιος Οργανισμός για τα Τρόφιμα και τη Γεωργία (FAO) παρουσίασε σήμερα ένα πρόγραμμα, για να ενθαρρύνει την εκτροφή -σε μεγάλη κλίμακα- εντόμων, τα οποία μάλιστα χαρακτηρίζει... φτηνά και νοστιμότατα!

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Η Κίνα πιάνει 12 φορές περισσότερα ψάρια απ’ όσα δηλώνει;

Η Κίνα δηλώνει στον Οργανισμό Ηνωμένων Εθνών μόλις το 9% των ψαριών που πιάνει ο στόλος των αλιευτικών της στα διεθνή ύδατα, υποστηρίζουν ερευνητές από τον Καναδά, οι οποίοι βασίστηκαν σε ένα νέο τρόπο ανάλυσης της ποσότητας και του τύπου των σκαφών που χρησιμοποιούνται από την ασιατική χώρα.
Συγκεκριμένα, αντί για 368.000 τόνους ψαριών το χρόνο, που δηλώνει η Κίνα στον Οργανισμό Τροφίμων και Γεωργίας του ΟΗΕ (FAO), ο στόλος της εκτιμάται ότι ψαρεύει έως και 4,1 εκατομμύρια τόνους, συνολικής αξίας 11,5 δισεκατομμυρίων δολαρίων.
«Η Κίνα δεν είναι ανοιχτή σε ό,τι αφορά τις ποσότητες των αλιευμάτων της», αναφέρει σε γραπτή ανακοίνωση ο Ντιρκ Τσέλερ από το πανεπιστήμιο της Βρετανικής Κολομβίας, ένας από τους συντάκτες της έκθεσης.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Στα ύψη η παγκόσμια κατανάλωση κρέατος / Επιπτώσεις για το περιβάλλον

Κατακόρυφη αύξηση παρουσιάζει τα τελευταία χρόνια η παγκόσμια κατανάλωση κρέατος. Ραγδαία αύξηση παρατηρείται στις αναπτυσσόμενες χώρες με απρόβλεπτες συνέπειες για το περιβάλλον.
Η αγροτική οικονομία προκαλεί τεράστια προβλήματα στο περιβάλλον. Σε ποιο βαθμό καταδεικνύει ο λεγόμενος «Άτλας του κρέατος», μια στατιστική έρευνα που εκδίδεται από το ίδρυμα Heinrich-Böll, τον γερμανικό Σύνδεσμο Προστασίας του Περιβάλλοντος και της Φύσης (BUND) και την μηνιαία εφημερίδα Le Monde diplomatique.

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