agriculture

New UN web site to give wider access to agriculture, science, data

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today the creation of a computer-based system designed to give students and researchers in some of the world’s poorest countries access to scientific literature on agriculture, nutrition and related biological and environmental sciences.

UN commission for Europe and Israel host workshop on developing agribusiness

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel are hosting a weeklong workshop examining ways to enhance development for farming communities - one of the key elements for assisting and improving rural income opportunities and economic growth.

UN agency signs agreement to help 7 European countries control rootworm

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today signed a $2,260,000 agreement to help seven countries in Central and Eastern Europe to control the spread of the western corn rootworm, a major threat to corn production in the region.

UN agency partners local city-twinning efforts to fight hunger

Underlining the importance of "glocalization" or decentralized cooperation, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said that development cooperation between rich and poor cities can, and must be, a central element in the fight against hunger.

UN agency, Libya team up to boost agriculture projects in Saharan countries

In a bid to bolster food security in the drought-stricken region bordering Africa’s vast Sahara desert, Libya and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today signed agreements totalling $21 million to finance agricultural projects in Sahelian and Saharan countries.