UN urges food sector to reduce fossil fuel use and shift to ‘energy-smart’ agriculture

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has urged the global food industry to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, saying that excessive reliance on that form of energy is likely to undermine efforts to produce enough food for the world’s growing population.

Land degradation and water shortages threaten global food production – UN

Global food production is being undermined by land degradation and shortages of farmland and water resources, making feeding the world’s rising population – projected to reach nine billion by 2050 – a daunting challenge, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a report unveiled today.

Innovative agriculture key to meeting future demand for water and energy – UN

Innovative agricultural approaches will be crucial to respond to increasing competition for water and energy resources, said the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), calling for more integrated planning and policies that protect small farmers and promote sustainable rural growth.

Rural Mauritanians set to benefit from nearly $18 million in UN loans and grants

The United Nations agency helping the rural poor announced today it is awarding almost $18 million in loans and grants to Mauritania to boost the incomes and living conditions of thousands of people in the arid country.