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New chairperson elected for global water scarcity framework

The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) congratulates Felix Reinders on his election as the chairperson of WASAG. Reinders was...

State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020 focuses on sustainability

The 2020 edition of the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture has a particular focus on sustainability. This reflects a number of...

More than a third of fish stocks are being overfished

More than a third of the fish stocks around the world are being overfished and the problem is particularly acute in developing...

Around 38% of Pakistan’s agricultural land turns into locust breeding ground

Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) chairperson Dr Muhammad Azeem Khan has said that all-out effort is being made to address the issue...

Urgent action needed to safeguard biodiversity of forests worldwide

This article was originally published on FAO. Click here to read the original article. Urgent action is needed to...

FAO says the fight against desert locusts will take time

This article was originally published on FAO. Click here to read the original article. The director-general of the Food...

Update on local livestock markets

The COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on international food markets. The disruptions to normal trade and the collapse in demand caused agricultural commodity prices to...

EU and FAO agree to accelerate efforts towards SDGs during COVID-19...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) director-general Qu Dongyu held virtual talks with Jutta Urpilainen, European Union (EU) commissioner for...

COVID-19: Keeping Africa fed as the disease bites

* This is an opinion piece by Qu Dongyu, Josefa Sacko and Thokozile Didiza. Qu Dongyu is director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization...

East Africa locust swarms gather as coronavirus curbs delay pesticides

Coronavirus-linked flight restrictions are hampering efforts to wipe out locust swarms on the verge of devastating crops in East Africa, the United...