A report issued by the European Environment Agency-EEA says that the Common Agricultural Policy-CAP has failed in its objective of preserving the abandonment of agricultural land with high natural value and reduce the decline of biodiversity.
Nearly 5 000 West African farmers are now able to take advantage of the growing popularity of organic foods in industrialized countries thanks to a $2.4 million German-backed FAO programme that has helped them meet necessary certification and other requirements.
The Report 2009 of the World Rural Forum is now available. It reviews the activities of the WRF in the last year. Particularly important is the section devoted to the campaign of the International Year of Family Farming.
The Filipino farmer who went on hunger strike during the FAO biotech conference in Guadalajara, Mexico City being held on March 1-4, 2010, ended his protest action on March 4, 2010, the last day of the conference.
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) will generate greater pressure on natural resources and, therefore, can contribute to deepening social conflicts in the country.
Speech delivered by Isidoro Angoc, staff-farmer of PAKISAMA, an AFA member, during the FAO international technical conference on "Agricultural biotechnologies in developing countries: Options and opportunities in crops, forestry, livestock, fisheries and agro-industry to face the challenges of food insecurity and climate change (ABDC-10)" being held in Guadalajara, Mexico on 1-4 March 2010.
The Federation of trading companies and distribution of France (CDF) has submitted three proposals to enhance the competitive of the agrifood chain in their country: contracts, guaranteed minimum price and origin labeling.
Today, February 25, and tomorrow, the city of Zaragoza will host the Sixth Congress of Agro-Food Cooperatives in Spain. The event is organized by Cooperative Agro-food and has the theme "We are the future".
The State of Food and Agriculture, FAO’s major annual flagship publication, aims at bringing to a wider audience balanced science-based assessments of important issues in the field of food and agriculture. Its last issue is an exam about the situation of the livestock.
The Council of Agriculture Ministers of the EU met in Brussels yesterday. It was the first meeting attended by the new Commissioners for Agriculture, Dacian Ciolos, and Health and Food Safety, John Dalli.