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Technology can enhance food security in Africa

Africa needs affordable, sustainable innovation in the agricultural sector if it is to improve its food security. This is according to Dr...

Current use of commodities requires urgent adaptation

The world's current use of commodities is unsustainable. Markets must adopt greater urgency in tackling the challenges posed by climate change, major...

Agroforestry under the global looking glass

"Agroforestry isn't a 'no man's land' between forestry and agriculture, and should receive specific policy support," said FAO deputy director-general, climate and...

Global food import bill set to decline

The global food import bill is likely to decline in 2019, but the poorest and most vulnerable countries will not be the prime beneficiaries,...

Living Soil: A documentary for all of us

Living Soil is a 60-minute documentary that features innovative farmers and soil health experts throughout the USA. It was directed by Chelsea Myers and...

FAO hails UN Security Council Resolution on hunger and conflict

A United Nations Security Council resolution on hunger and conflict today won praise from FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva for underscoring the critical...

Geographical indications can boost sustainability

Origin-linked products can be part of a virtuous circle of sustainable quality based on the preservation of local resources. This is according to a...

Scientists grow first veggies in Antarctica without soil or sunlight

A group of German scientists stationed in Antarctica have successfully grown vegetables in a specially designed sunless, soilless environment. The researchers are working with...