FAO Investment Centre Celebrating 50 Years of Activity The FAO Investment Centre recently celebrated 50 years of activity supporting FAO member countries in developing investment operations for agricultural development, food security and rural development. The Centre is 20 years younger than

Roberto Peiretti is an agricultural scientist in Argentina. He is the CEO of Roberto Peiretti & Associates, a firm engaged in International Agricultural Consulting. He has dedicated his life’s work to sustainable agriculture, writing articles and speaking at many conferences

A Win-Win Partnership for Development in the 21st Century The world is changing as fast as the pace of new technological innovations that are increasingly shrinking our notion of time and space. And one of the trigger of changes is the

The Perfect Crop to address Climate Change: Genetically Improved Perennial Sweet Sorghums Grain sorghum has deep roots in our human past. It began in Africa, domesticated mainly as a food grain crop. Some 3.000 years ago, it traveled to the Indian

The Silk Road is an ancient corridor roughly 6,437 kilometres long, extending from Europe to southern China originating from the Chinese Han Dynasty in around 206 BC. The first thread in the fabric of now ubiquitous globalization, the Silk Road

In the near future, feeding the world will become the number one challenge for scientists, as the on-going demographic explosion rolls on.          In the photo: A mammoth political rally in New Delhi. When the picture was take, in

Over the past 100 years, agro-biodiversity has steadily disappeared with the adoption of modern agricultural practices and the globalization of the food system and marketing. Something has gone seriously wrong with agriculture worldwide. Every year local land varieties and landraces are lost,

The oldest United Nations technical agency, and at one point in its chaotic history, the largest, has a bizarre name that expresses its dual personality and lack of focus from the start: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,

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