Category Archives: Press Releases

FAO addresses Pan-African Parliament on unlocking Africa’s agriculture potential

By | 15 May 2017

12 May 2017, Johannesburg – Africa accounts for 45 percent of the world’s surface area suitable for agricultural production. Even with some large arid and semi-arid areas, the continent’s vast water resources are, on average underutilized, with only about 2-3 percent of renewable water resource in use, compared to five percent worldwide. Africa is also home… Read More »


By | 15 May 2017

Pretoria, 12 May 2017- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will launch its first Innovation Day on Youth Participation in South Africa on 16 May 2017 in Pretoria. In 2016, UNFPA South Africa completed a scoping report that aimed to review the current UNFPA engagement in responding to young people’s health and development and map… Read More »

Experts call for robust surveillance and coordinated approaches in tackling Fall armyworm (FAW) infestation

By | 28 April 2017

26 April 2017, Nairobi – Experts attending a technical meeting convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Nairobi to discuss the Fall armyworm infestation in Southern Africa in particular and the rest of Africa have called for robust monitoring of the pest in order to respond effectively. They include… Read More »