The 2010-11 State of Food and Agriculture, FAO's major annual flagship publication, addresses gender issues. Women make significant contributions to the rural economy in all developing country regions.
Views on recent news: Food security in the G20 under French Presidency. This year France assumes the Presidency of the G20 centred on six priority subjects, including excessive commodity price volatility, and development.
Views on recent news: Action plan for the G20 on Agriculture. The fight against the volatility of food prices in question. The G20 on Agriculture held on June 22 and 23 ended with the adoption of an action plan.
Zoom: Promoting sustainable graduation out of food insecurity: The role of social transfers. This special issue of the ROSA Newsletter examines the role of social transfers in promoting sustainable graduation out of food insecurity.
The FAO Food Price Index, a measure of basic food prices at international level, peaked in December 2010. In January 2011, the agency published an updated guide for policy-makers in developing countries.
This paper reviews global progress toward the Millennium Development Goal 1 Hunger Target. It examines evidence from over 40 community-based programs as well as the most pertinent national and international efforts.
This document makes a series of recommendations which present the position of non governmental organisations and civil society organisations in food-security and nutrition related areas. This paper is aimed at decision-makers and the general public.