Study on potential of African agriculture presented to UN

Comprehensive strategies are needed across Africa to use science and technology in ways that boost agricultural production and ensure that all Africans have enough food, according to a new report launched today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Chief of UN agency replies to concerns on food gene transfers

The world population will increase from 6 billion to 9 billion by 2050, requiring a 60 per cent increase in food production, and developing countries must increase their scientific capabilities to meet that challenge, the head of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said today.

Biotech foods could help fight hunger, but poor farmers need more attention - UN

Biotechnology holds "great promise" for farmers and agriculture in the developing world, but so far, very few poor countries and only a handful of crops receive its benefits, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.