Over $41 million needed to end locust plague in Madagascar, says UN agency

Madagascar needs more than $41 million to eliminate the severe locust plague that is threatening the country’s crop production as well as the food security of more than half of the country’s population, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

UN report calls for elimination of child labour in livestock sector

Governments, farmer organizations and rural families must all be involved to eliminate child labour in the livestock sector, which is a widespread and largely ignored practice, according to a United Nations report released today.

UN expert urges European Union to include development concerns in agricultural policy

A United Nations independent expert today called on the European Parliament to take into account development concerns when they vote on amendments to the region’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) next week, stressing this is the last chance to ensure this legislation takes into account the human right to food.