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UN agency: World food prices remain steady

World food prices remained virtually unchanged during the month of August, with only slight increases observed in the prices of cereals and meat, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (

UN: World cereal prices still steeply higher than last year

Cereal prices dropped slightly in the world markets in June, but were still 71 per cent higher than a year ago, with the fall attributable to improved weather conditions in Europe and the lifting of R

Brazilian named next chief of UN Food and Agriculture Organization

A former Brazilian food security minister will become the first person from Latin America to head the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations agency leading international efforts i

UN agency launches new initiative to boost crops and protect environment

Building on the lessons learned from the Green Revolution of the 1960s, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched a new initiative to grow more food to feed the world

UN: World food prices to remain high into next year

Citing dwindling stocks and only small production increases for the majority of crops, a new United Nations report released today says world food prices are likely to remain high for the rest of this

UN: Over 1 billion tons of food lost or wasted every...

About a third of all the food produced for human consumption each year – or roughly 1.3 billion tons – is lost or wasted, according to a new study commissioned by the United Nations Food and Agric

UN: Global food prices fall, still much higher than a year...

Food prices have dropped for the first time after eight months of continuous rise, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today, pointing out, however, that the prices are

UN: Climate change may have “catastrophic” impact on food security

The effects of slow-onset climate change are expected to have “potentially catastrophic” impact on food production in developing countries in future, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organi

UN Food and Agriculture Organization extends fight hunger message from Seychelles

While the people of Seychelles, as well as tourists, cajoled in the 2011 Seychelles carnival, a message was also very clear to the crowd that they must join the world in fighting against hunger.

Asia on alert after livestock disease outbreak in Korea

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today notified veterinary and border authorities in Asia of a major outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the Republic of Korea, urging them