Protecting biodiversity is crucial to fighting hunger – IFAD calls for increased investments ahead of World Conservation Congress

If we do not invest more in protecting biodiversity, development cannot be sustainable and we will not eradicate hunger or achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, said the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ahead of his participation … Continue reading Protecting biodiversity is crucial to fighting hunger – IFAD calls for increased investments ahead of World Conservation Congress

FAO Director-General tells G20 to have healthy food, and healthy environment

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today called on G20 Environment Ministers to step up joint efforts, increase investment and work more closely with FAO for game-changing impacts on the planet. … Continue reading FAO Director-General tells G20 to have healthy food, and healthy environment

Global Environment Facility approves over $46.6 million to support FAO-led projects

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today welcomed approval from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for five FAO-led projects in eight countries, totaling more than $46.6 million in funding. The decision was made during the 60th … Continue reading Global Environment Facility approves over $46.6 million to support FAO-led projects

Almost 90% of the world’s animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050

Scientists know that biodiversity is declining across much of the world although less universally and dramatically than we feared. We also know that things are likely to get worse in the future, with a combination of habitat loss, climate change … Continue reading Almost 90% of the world’s animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050