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BACK TO BASICS: G20 WATER-NOMICS, TRADE-OFFS & TRADE
By DEBRA TAN
Director, China Water Risk

In an increasingly interconnected and resource-constrained world, it is important to remember that decisions made can have unintended consequences, to not forget the basics. It is Ramadan as I am ..

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GLOBAL WATER SECURITY FOR PEACE AND PROSPERITY
By Benedito Braga
President, World Water Council

Water is a vital element for human life but it is also a limited resource, under pressure from rapidly growing and wealthier populations that are driving ever-increasing demand. Meanwhile, even no..

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SHAPING THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD TOGETHER
By MARK HOLDERNESS
GFAR Executive Secretary

We all know that humanity faces huge challenges in achieving sustainable development and that we must act now. Our agri-food systems, and our very societies, are threatened by unsustainable consum..

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VITACRESS CLOSE TO THE SOIL
By LUÍS MESQUITA DIAS
CEO, Vitacress

Vitacress Portugal is a vertically integrated agri-food business which was first established in 1982 and today employees some 280 people. The core business is the growing, processing and marketing..

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G20 AGRICULTURE MINISTERS’ MEETING 3 JUNE 2016
By Jose Graziano da Silva
Director General FAO

FAO welcomes the e ort of the G20 and the Chinese Presidency to discuss how to promote food security, nutrition and sustainable agricultural growth in the context of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable D..

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A reference to the best environmental practices in Viticulture in Portugal
By Joao Portugal Ramos Family Estates

João Portugal Ramos, and the group João Portugal Ramos Family Estates , with its name is based in Estremoz, and is an inevitable reference of the Portuguese wines with several projects in 5 major wi..

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Food Security and the Refugee Crisis
By Ertharin Cousin
Executive Director, World Food Programme

Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman. Thank you for drawing the world’s attention back to the victims of Syria’s ongoing conflict. Since the beginning of this crisis, the World Fo..

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Water security drives growth
By Benedito Braga
President, World Water Council

Recent droughts and floods in different parts of the world are highlighting the key role of water security in reducing social and economic risks. It is estimated that the lack of water security can im..

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Director Generals address to the UN sustainable Development Summit
By Jose Graziano da Silva
Director General FAO

FAO Council - 150th Session - Side Event - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. World Soil Day: Soils, a foundation for family farming, FAO headquarters (Sheikh Zayed Center)." width="300" he..

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Towards a Zero Hunger World
By Ertharin Cousin
Executive Director, World Food Programme

 While current projections indicate that the target for poverty reduction will be reached in 2015, progress in reducing global rates of hunger and malnutrition has proved to be one of the most diffic..

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The value of achieving water security
By Benedito Braga
President, World Water Council

Water is more than a great ecological asset of humankind. It is the common thread connecting all aspects of social development and well-being. The international water community is deeply involved in d..

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Sustainable Water Agriculture Ensures Environmental Security
By Scott Vaughan
President International Institute for Sustainable Development

By Scott Vaughan, President, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) We all depend on a reliable supply of clean, fresh water for life, for our livelihoods and for economic develop..

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Improving Food Security and Nutrition Governance
By José Graziano da Silva
United Nations Food & Agriculture Organisation

Some 60 developing countries have reduced the proportion of their populations experiencing chronic hunger by half or brought it to under 5 percent, meeting or exceeding international goals. Based on t..

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Secure water for sustainable growth
By Loic Fauchon
President of the World Water Council

Too many children, women and men suffer day after day from not having access to a sound and abundant water resource. This is unacceptable. And this is why, today, each State must actively promote the ..

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Multiple actions are required to attain food security
By Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Secretary-General, UNCTAD

Food security means that the nutritional needs of a country or population are met consistently. According to the 1996 World Food Summit, ‘food security, at the individual, household, national, regio..

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Better governance to achieve food security
By José Graziano da Silva
United Nations Food & Agriculture Organisation

Despite a sudden increase in July 2012, prices of cereals on world markets remained fairly stable. But there are no grounds for complacency, as cereals markets remain vulnerable to supply shocks a..

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