Opinion | Amid Growing Hunger and Obesity, the Right to Food Needs a New Approach for Sustainable Development

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva explains the urgent need to reduce hunger and malnutrition across the globe as the human right to food becomes a growing priority.

Opinion | Investment in Agriculture and the Race to the Bottom

On-farm investment in agriculture has doubled over the past 20 years and as a result agricultural production has grown rapidly. But the bad news is that the key conditions that made these investments viable are deteriorating, and rapidly.

Rural Migration and the Changing Face of Agriculture

Rather than a crisis, the FAO views rural migration as critical for our food system and levelling out global inequalities. Better policies are needed, however, to maximize its benefits while minimizing its harmful effects.

In Bangladesh, Refugees Face Food Insecurity and Monsoon Season

In southern Bangladesh, where the Rohingya refugee population has swelled since August 2017, humanitarian organizations focus on boosting food security and preparing for quick response to disasters during monsoon season rains.

Opinion | Global Agriculture Fund that is Reducing Hunger, Threatened by Trump

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program has a proven track record for reducing poverty in Nepal and other countries where food security is a critical issue. Now, the future of this program is in danger as the Trump administration reconsiders the commitment of the United States to multilateral policies.

World Bee Day 2018: Protecting the Pollinators

For the first time, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization is observing May 20 as World Bee Day. The day is a celebration of the role of bees as pollinators in food systems as well as a call to action for the serious threats that bee populations face.

Fusarium Wilt Disease Threatens Worldwide Banana Supply

Bananas are one of the world’s most popular fruits and more than 400 million people depend on banana crops for their livelihood. But a new strain of a destructive disease, Fusarium wilt, threatens the global banana supply.

#EarthDay2018: Eating as if the Planet Mattered

In honor of Earth Day, April 22nd, Food Tank is highlighting five high-impact actions each person can take to eat as if the planet mattered. Eating as if the planet matters means eating more healthful foods, wasting less food, helping reverse climate change, and reducing the rates of overfishing and overexploitation of soils. These changes can also help consumers save money and build more resilient, fun, and beautiful communities.

Global Food Policy Report Unveils Strategy for Reducing Hunger with Global Governance, Investment, and Trade

IFPRI’s Global Food Policy Report recommends international cooperation, governance, and trade to eliminate rising global hunger, undernourishment, and poverty.

Fall Armyworm : A Threat to Africa’s Food Security

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization promotes awareness and provides resources to smallholders to help mitigate Fall Armyworm infestation in Africa.