• FAO Yesterday 19:21

    FAO, agriculture ministry celebrate soil day in Iran

    TEHRAN, Dec. 10 (MNA) – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Iranian Agriculture Ministry marked the World Soil Day 2017 in Tehran.

  • FAO 2017-11-29 11:30

    FAO calls for stronger collaboration on transboundary animal diseases

    TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) – Chief veterinary officers and experts from the Governments of Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Tajikistan today sat around a table in Tehran to form the first Quadrilateral collaboration meeting for addressing Transboundary Animal Diseases and strengthen harmonized actions on this issue.

  • FAO 2017-10-11 13:56

    FAO highlights rural-urban connections to reduce hunger

    TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) – Millions of young people in developing countries who are poised to enter the labour force in the coming decades need not flee rural areas to escape poverty, argues a new FAO report published today.

  • Fishing 2017-10-07 14:09

    FAO calls for fighting against illegal fishing

    VALLETTA, Oct. 07 (MNA) – FAO general director Jose Graziano da Silva said today that all countries should join the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) to guarantee the success of the fight against illegal fishing.

  • hunger 2017-09-17 15:14

    UN report:

    World hunger again on rise driven by conflict, climate change

    TEHRAN, Sep. 17 (MNA) – After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition released today.

  • FAO 2017-09-10 13:14

    Global cereal output heading for new record

    TEHRAN, Sep. 10 (MNA) – Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories.

  • fao 2017-08-30 16:50

    FAO promotes food education in Syrian schools

    TEHRAN, Aug. 30 (MNA) – FAO and the. European Union promote food and nutrition education for the Syrian children through school gardens as the most vulnerable people to malnutrition in the war-torn country.

  • FAO 2017-08-20 14:52


    World facing worst food crisis in 70 year

    TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) – The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes the UN Security Council's recognition of conflict as a major cause of famine, and the call to enhance longer-term recovery and resilience of conflict-affected countries.

  • FAO 2017-08-14 21:00

    FAO advocates on role of soils for offsetting aviation emissions

    TEHRAN, Aug. 14 (MNA) – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently released a publication that highlights the importance of soil carbon sequestration as an option for offsetting international aviation CO2 emissions.

  • fao 2017-08-06 17:13

    FAO food price index rises further in July

    TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) – Global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations.

  • fao forest 2017-07-31 08:48

    FAO introduces new guidelines on monitoring forest resources

    TEHRAN, Jul. 31 (MNA) – FAO has developed new guidelines aimed at helping countries develop strong National Forest Monitoring Systems, which are key to measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • زندگی روزمره در مناطق جنگی سوریه 2017-07-24 11:50


    6.9mn Syrians still uncertain about next meal

    TEHRAN, Jul. 24 (MNA) – Food security in parts of Syria is slightly better than the same time last year due to an improved security situation and enhanced access to humanitarian assistance, but the overall situation remains far worse than before the war, two UN agencies warned.

  • مواد غذایی 2017-07-09 21:00

    Wheat, meat push FAO Food Price Index higher in June

    TEHRAN, Jul. 09 (MNA) – Global food commodity prices rose in June, led by wheat and meat prices.

  • فائو 2017-07-04 10:20

    FAO to help restore Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has voiced readiness to participate in Urmia Lake Restoration Program (ULRP).

  • 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.