• March 7, 2020

    The United Nations' Rome-based agencies dedicated to food and agriculture have called for bolder action to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls in the agricultural sector and beyond.

  • February 25, 2019

    The South Sudan Council of Churches, United Nations World Food Programme, and UNICEF have signed an agreement to work in partnership towards peace building to realise food security.

  • December 13, 2018

    The announcement of a ceasefire between Yemen’s warring parties in and around the key port of Hudaydah, was hailed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres today as a deal which would improve the lives of millions of people.

  • September 16, 2018

    New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to a new report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.

  • September 6, 2018

    On 11 September 2018, the new edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World will be launched by five UN agencies.

  • August 20, 2018

    The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme have pledged to increase support for regional efforts addressing the critical food and nutrition security situation in the Sahel.

  • March 12, 2018

    The United Nations and partners reached the Syrian city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta on 9 March 2018 to complete the distribution of food aid after intense shelling cut short deliveries to the war-torn enclave earlier in the week.

  • March 8, 2018

    The role of information communications technologies in supporting rural women's economic empowerment, voice and status, will be the focus of discussions at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 8 March, International Women’s Day.

  • March 4, 2018

    The United Nations food relief agency has urged Governments in West Africa to spend more money on school meal programmes as these investments not only contribute to a better future for children but also create local jobs around agriculture.

  • August 15, 2017

    Twenty million people risk dying of hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and the north-east of Nigeria, including 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition, the United Nations food relief agency said yesterday, spotlighting its worldwide campaign to fight famine.