food security

Libya and UN agency enter pact to boost food security, sustainable development

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Libya have agreed on a $71 million programme to boost cooperation over the next five years to strengthen food security and sustainable development in the country.

Battle against hunger can be won with right policies, says UN report

While the number of hungry people stands at a record 1 billion, the battle against hunger can be won with the right policies, investment and political will, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says in a new report published ahead of next week’s World Summit on Food Security.

Head of UN agency applauds China-Africa forum’s commitment on food security

The head of the United Nations food agency today welcomed the declaration by the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation underlining the critical role that investment in food security, agriculture and infrastructure plays in feeding people on the continent.

Ban names senior official to lead efforts to combat growing number of hungry

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named a Special Representative on Food Security and Nutrition to stem and reverse the mounting number of children, women and men worldwide suffering from chronic hunger.

UN rights expert credits Brazil with major progress on improving access to food

Brazil has made substantial progress in ensuring all its citizens have access to food, but authorities in the South American nation should do more to help the most vulnerable groups, such as the landless and small farmers, a United Nations human rights expert said today.

Revolution to end hunger in developing world on the way, says UN official

An agricultural revolution is about to explode in the developing world, sparked by a $20 billion commitment aimed at boosting efforts to feed the billion people worldwide suffering from chronic hunger, a senior United Nations official said today on the eve of historic high-level talks aimed at detailing the reforms.

Talks between UN and Ivorian officials focus on food security, rural poor

Achieving national food security in Côte d’Ivoire and addressing the needs of the smallholder farmers and the rural poor were among the topics discussed during a visit by the head of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) that wrapped up today.

UN official praises G8 leaders' commitment to boosting food security

The recent pledge made by leaders of the so-called Group of Eight (G8) industrialized countries to mobilize $20 billion to boost food security is a “substantive” commitment, a senior United Nations official said today.

Helping world’s hungry also promotes peace and stability – Ban

By helping the world’s hungry, who now number one billion, the international community can also secure a more peaceful and stable future for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations today in L’Aquila, Italy.

Secretary-General discusses food security on visit to St. Louis

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Missouri today to deliver a speech at St. Louis University on food security and other global issues, part of his campaign to reach out to the American public, his spokesperson said.