agriculture

New UN flagship report urges farmer-centred approach to investment in agriculture

A new United Nations report calls for greater investments in agriculture, stressing that it is one of the most effective ways to reduce hunger and poverty while safeguarding the environment, and for creating more favourable investment climates for farmers.

UN trade official encourages expansion of organic farming in Africa

Expanding Africa’s shift towards organic farming will have beneficial effects on the continent’s nutritional needs, the environment, farmers’ incomes, markets and employment, the deputy head of the United Nations trade and development body said today.

UN agency to help 12 Eastern European countries get rid of obsolete pesticides

The United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will support efforts by 12 countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia to manage their vast stocks of obsolete pesticides.

United Kingdom to give $25 million to UN-led programme to help empower farmers

The United Kingdom today signed an agreement with the United Nations food agency to donate $25 million to support a partnership programme that will improve agricultural data available to governments and farmers in developing countries.

UN and European Bank boost support for private investment in agriculture

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organizations (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) today announced they are increasing their efforts to promote private investments in agricultural businesses in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region.

UN boosts partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help small farmers

The United Nations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today their agreement to strengthen their partnership to support small farmers in developing countries.

Small Indian hill state aims to improve agricultural livelihoods with UN loan

India is receiving a loan of nearly $90 million from the United Nations to improve agricultural livelihoods in the small north-western state of Uttarakhand, one of the poorest areas in the country.

UN partners with European Commission to promote ‘climate-smart’ agriculture

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Commission are teaming up to help Malawi, Viet Nam and Zambia transition to a “climate-smart” approach to agriculture.