• seminar 2017-06-22 02:09

    FAO hosts Intl. seminar on drought co-organized by Iran, Netherlands

    TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) – Investing in preparedness and building the resilience of farmers is fundamental to facing situations of extreme drought, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

  • fao oilseed 2017-06-14 22:40

    FAO assists Iran to boost oil seed production

    TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) by conducting an inception workshop in Tehran launched its new project in Iran to improve sustainable oilseed crop production especially on Soybean harvest while integrating the latest technologies into cereal-based systems.

  • wheat 2017-06-14 16:24


    Iran’s 2017 wheat output to exceed five-year average by 25%

    TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) – In its latest quarterly report, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) points to stability in Iran’s wheat production in 2017 and the possibility to reach a yield of 13.5 million tons.

  • Ocean 2017-06-08 15:21

    At Ocean Conference:

    UN agencies commit to cutting harmful fishing subsidies

    TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) – As the international community focuses this week on preserving the health of global oceans and seas, the United Nations agencies on agriculture, environment and trade are committing to the sustainable trade of fisheries.

  • FAO 2017-05-30 16:00

    FAO holds first round of international talks to end illicit fishing

    TEHRAN, May 30 (MNA) – The first Meeting of the Parties to FAO's bold new international treaty aimed at cracking down on illicit fishing opened today in Oslo, as delegates began hammering out ways to make the agreement a success.

  • Tilapia Fish 2017-05-28 22:52

    FAO issues alert over lethal virus affecting popular tilapia fish

    TEHRAN, May 28 (MNA) – Though not a human health risk, Tilapia Lake Virus as a highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia that threats one of the world's most important fish for human consumption, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned.

  • Famine 2017-05-19 16:33

    FAO Warns about famine in Yemen, 3 African countries

    TEHRAN, May. 19 (MNA) – FAO and other UN agencies have warned that Famine in Yemen, Northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan is close to generate humanitarian disaster.

  • FAO 2017-05-13 15:08

    FAO adopts new guidelines for tackling climate change

    ROME, May 13 (MNA) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced new guidelines aimed at supporting countries in meeting their commitments to tackle climate change.

  • Food Price Index 2017-05-08 16:06

    Global food commodity prices continue to fell in April

    TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) – The FAO Food Price Index averaged 168 points in April, down 1.8 percent from March although remaining 10 percent higher than a year earlier.

  • FAO 2017-04-30 18:52

    FAO, WFP warn against ignoring famine alarm in Yemen, Africa

    TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA) – The leaders of FAO and WFP called on the international community to urgently step up action to prevent further hunger deaths in four countries stalked by famine: north-eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

  • FAO 2017-04-30 16:58


    Water availability in NENA region to face 50% decline by 2050

    TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA) – FAO with collaboration of the Iran Chamber of Commerce held a two-day (29-30 April) international conference in Tehran to highlight the value of Virtual Water to address impacts of climate change, population growth and food security at national, regional and global levels.

  • fao 2017-04-23 14:52

    FAO equips water-scarce countries with satellite to boost agro-productivity

    TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) – Measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries including Iran, is going high-tech with the help of a new tool developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with a fund from the Netherlands.

  • fishery 2017-04-17 09:40


    Global export value of seafood products reaches $142 bn in 2016

    TEHRAN, Apr. 17 (MNA) – Globally, some 91-93 million tonnes of fish are captured each year, and seafood products are among the world's most widely traded food commodities, with an export value of $142 billion in 2016, FAO Reported.

  • مواد غذایی 2017-04-09 12:39


    Global food prices decline in March as sugar, vegetable oils slide

    TEHRAN, Apr. 09 (MNA) – Global food prices monitored by FAO fell in March amid large available supplies and expectations of strong harvests.

  • fao 2017-04-04 21:46

    FAO: Conflicts impose $16bn losses to Syrian agricultural sector

    TEHRAN, Apr. 04 (MNA) – In addition to the severe human suffering, war in Syria has imposed more than $16 billion of lost crop and livestock production and destroyed farming assets, FAO’s latest report says.

  • FAO in Africa 2017-04-03 19:19

    Global food insecurity worsening; 108mn close to starvation

    TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) – Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released in Brussels with FAO’s contribution.

  • fao 2017-03-28 12:36

    Latest FAO Report:

    Conflicts cause food insecurity for 30mn in near east, N Africa

    TEHRAN, Mar. 28 (MNA) – Food security and nutrition levels in the Near East and North Africa have sharply deteriorated over the last five years, FAO report says.

  • آبياری غرقابی مزارع گندم 2017-03-15 19:36

    FAO to help resolve Iran’s water crisis

    TEHRAN, Mar. 15 (MNA) – Deputy Minister for Agriculture Alimorad Akbari has reported on cooperation between Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Iran to alleviate existing water crisis.

  •      2017-02-07 20:34

    FAO: global sugar, cereals prices climb in January

    TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (MNA) – The FAO Food Price Index rose notably in January, led by sugar and cereals, even as global markets remain well supplied.

  • Jose Graziano da Silva 2017-01-21 15:06

    FAO urges all to use water resources better

    ROME, Jan. 21 (MNA) – Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), demanded  today to make a better use of the water resources and more access by small farmers.

  • food crisis 2016-12-10 10:10

    Urgent food aid needed in 39 countries, says FAO

    ROME, Dec. 10 (MNA) – Urgent food aid is needed in 39 countries  to face the lack of food caused by internal conflicts and meteorological phenomena, informed the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

  • Syria crisis 2016-11-16 14:15

    UN body warns of growing food shortage in Syria

    ROME, Nov. 16 (MNA) – About 9.4 million Syrians need help in the face of a reduction in food production caused by war and unfavorable weather conditions, warned the United Nations agencies FAO and WFP.

  • FAO 2016-11-02 18:47

    FAO assists Iran to improve aquatic genetic resources

    TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) – FAO Representative to Iran and the Head of Iran Fishery Organization (SHILAT) has signed a project agreement to improve genetic resources of rainbow trout fish in the country.

  •         2016-10-16 19:37

    FAO highlights impacts of climate change on food security

    TEHRAN, Oct. 16 (MNA) – Representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in Iran observed the World Food Day 2016 at a commemoration ceremony at Vahdat (Roudaki) Hall in Tehran on Sunday.

  •        2016-09-28 17:05

    FAO joins UNHCR to improve livelihood of Iran’s Afghan refugees

    TEHRAN, Sep. 28 (MNA) – FAO Representative to Iran received a Note of Appreciation on Wednesday from his UNHCR counterpart welcoming the Organization as the latest partner to the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR).

  •        2016-09-27 11:54

    FAO stresses priority of marine cage culture for Iran

    TEHRAN, Sep. 27 (MNA) – FAO is conducting a four-day technical workshop on Marine Cage Culture in Tehran through which the Organization will lend its technical assistance to build a framework aimed to develop Iran’s mariculture industry.

  • گزارش اسوشیتدپرس از دریاچه ارومیه 2016-09-06 22:51

    FAO launches programme to save Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) – FAO has signed an agreement on Tuesday with the Lake Urmia Restoration Commission (LURC) in Tehran to lend substantive technical assistance for the execution of an integrated programme that aims ultimately to secure sustainable water resources management in the Lake Urmia basin.

  • meat 2016-08-24 13:34


    Iran to become self-sufficient in meat production

    TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) – Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has reported that huge amounts of red meat is lost in Iran’s food chain, which if reduced, would lead to the country’s self-sufficiency.

  • fao 2016-07-24 16:34

    FAO strengthens statistical systems within ECO countries

    TEHRAN, Jul. 24 (MNA) – FAO in collaboration with ECO has organized a five-day refresher training of focal points on the CountrySTAT system for ECO countries including Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Iran.

  • wfd 2016-06-02 19:57

    FAO invites Iranian youth to partake in poster, video contest for World Food Day 2016

    TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) – As part of a global call for submission, the Representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iran invites all creative Iranian children and youth to take part in the World Food Day 2016 international poster and video contest.