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Europe/Asia: ‘Triple burden’ on nutrition, FAO

Economic growth and rising per capita incomes have all but wiped out hunger in Europe and Central Asia. As countries become more affluent, changing...

World: Cereal prices continue to rise, FAO

The FAO Food Price Index rose notably in January, led by sugar and cereals, even as global markets remain well supplied. The Index...

Africa: Drought threatens food supply in the region

With as little as 25% of expected rainfall received, widespread drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have intensified since the failure of the...

Americas: Report finds overweight widespread among children, women

Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and are particularly prevalent among women and children, according to a...

Europe: FAO report raises forecasts for cereal production, stocks

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 172.6 points in October, up 0.7% for the month and 9.1% from a year earlier, with the staple...

Asia: FOA releases labeling scheme for mountain products

FAO's Mountain Partnership and Slow Food have launched a voluntary product label for mountain goods that is meant to improve market access for small...

Europe: FAO to hold meeting on food prices

Agricultural commodity prices experienced a series of dramatic surges between 2008 and 2012, sparking food riots in several countries. While prices have become less...

Europe: FAO urges governments to take concrete action on malnutrition

The 10 years running until 2025 will be a critical time for action to build healthy and sustainable food systems and end malnutrition in...

Americas: FAO Food Price Index down slightly in July

The international prices for major food commodities saw a modest decline in July 2016, following five consecutive months of increases. The FAO Food Price...

Middle East: South Sudan faces food insecurity, UN agencies warn

Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan - well over one-third of the population - will be facing severe food shortages over the...