FAO Chief Pleads for Peace, Right to Food and Global Governance Reforms

By Jaya Ramachandran RIO DE JANEIRO | 23 February 2024 (IDN) — The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Mr. QU Dongyu, has called for peace, recognition of the right to food, and reform of multilateral institutions as cardinal imperatives. Addressing the first session of the G20 Foreign Affairs […]

Bangladesh Farmers Are Protecting Paddy Cultivation from Climate Risks

By Rafiqul Islam Montu SHYAMNAGAR (SATKHIRA), Bangladesh | 11 February 2024 (IDN) — The new variety of paddy is ‘Charulata’. This paddy is salinity tolerant, can withstand normal winds, and yields well without fertilisers and pesticides. It is effortless to save seeds from this paddy. Due to these reasons, ‘Charulata’ paddy spreads quickly from one […]

Poultry and Livestock Production Helps Communities Build Climate Resilience in Zimbabwe

By Farai Shawn Matiashe HARARE | 9 February 2024 (IDN) — When Peter Mangana’s crops were hit by drought over a decade ago, he felt depressed. He struggled to feed his family in Bhasikiti village in Mwenezi, southern Zimbabwe. The 49-year-old later realised that he was experiencing the effects of climate change and that he […]

Hundreds of Millions of People Will Benefit from Transformed Food Systems

By Jutta Wolf BERLIN | 4 February 2024 (IDN) — Socio-economic benefits of between 5 to 10 trillion USD a year are expected to emerge from the transformation of food systems around the world, says a new global policy report produced by leading economists and scientists of the Food System Economics Commission (FSEC). The current […]

Laying Foundation for Digital Revolution in Africa’s Food Systems

By Douglas Okwatch This report is a slightly modified version of the original published in the January 2024 issue of Africa Renewal. NAIROBI | 3 February 2024 (IDN) — Digital technologies will be key in addressing the three persistent problems in Africa’s agricultural industry—inefficiency, exclusivity, and unsustainability, according to the 2023 Africa Agriculture Status Report, […]

North Korea: Short on Food but Arms Aplenty

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS | 14 January 2024 (IDN) — North Korea, which has long suffered a shortage of food and medicine, has made relatively fast progress in cranking out ballistic missiles and emerging as an arms supplier to one of the world’s major nuclear powers: Russia. A joint statement issued on January 10 by […]

Agriculture Recognised as a Factor in Climate Change

By Arul Louis UNITED NATIONS | 27 December 2023 (IDN) — While attention has been focused on greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and power generation, agriculture is only now getting due attention as a factor in climate change even as hunger stalks hundreds of millions and the global population is set to rise. The UAE […]

Call for Prioritising Agrifood Sector to Attract Foreign Investment

By Bernhard Schell ABU DHABI | 18 October 2023 (IDN) — Government ministers and enterprises from around the world, participating in the World Investment Forum, have called for agrifood sector to assign a top priority for global investment. The 8th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) convened the Forum from 16 to 20 […]

Water is life. Nourishing Humanity from the Ancient Past to the Future

A Feature by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) BERLIN | ROME | 15 October 2023 (FAO) — Water is finite but an infinitely valuable natural resource. Without it, there would be no food and no life.   Centuries ago, the inventive nature of humankind spurred farmers to discover ways to irrigate crops, […]

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