Food and Agriculture Organization

  1. the United Nations agency concerned with the international organization of food and agriculture
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  • Disclaimer: The Food and Agriculture Organization is the original source for some content in the Encyclopedia of Earth. Contributor: Food and Agriculture Organization
  • The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 10-year trend (1990-1999, click on graph to enlarge) shows a marked decrease of gadiformes (cods, hakes and haddocks) catches in the early 1990s leading to the cod collapse of 1993-1994. Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf large marine ecosystem
  • Now the Food and Agriculture Organization and other agencies warn such price rises could be the shape of things to come as farmers struggle to produce the estimated 70% more food that will be needed by 2050, even as climate change hampers already sputtering crop-yield growth and biofuels consume a greater proportion of production. Incoming FAO Chief Says Brazil Program Offers Model for Fighting Global Hunger
  • The Food and Agriculture Organization's food-price index rose 2.2% on month in February, the eighth-consecutive monthly rise, to the highest level in real and nominal terms since the FAO started monitoring prices in 1990. World Watch
  • Sources: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO ); Millennium Indicators Database.
  • The Food and Agriculture Organization forecast in its biannual report that world cereal output would rise 3.5% to a record 2.3 billion metric tons in 2011—but warned that this might not be enough to replenish scarce world stocks and calm the recent turbulence in world food markets. Food Prices Posing Risk to Poor Nations
  • The Food and Agriculture Organization's food-price index, which tracks a basket of commodity prices, averaged 232 points last month, little changed from March but still 36% higher than the same time the year before. World Food Prices Remain High; Weather Threatens Grains
  • Jacques Diouf, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization which is hosting the summit, has called on people around the world to join him in a day of fasting on the eve of the meeting to highlight the plight of the undernourished. SFGate: Top News Stories
  • The International Institute for Economic Development, World Bank, U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, and International Fund for Agricultural Development all have published documents highlighting the economic possibilities associated with international land deals. Danielle Nierenberg: "Land Grabs" in Agriculture: Fairer Deals Needed to Ensure Opportunity for Locals
  • Valuable breeds are disappearing at an alarming rate, Carlos Seré of the International Livestock Research Institute told a gathering convened by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Interlaken, Switzerland. Livestock Meltdown Threatens Developing World | Impact Lab
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