Farm festival at Rome's Circus Maximus

Rome festival will include rare farm animals and regional cuisine.The Villaggio contadino della Coldiretti festival will showcase the work, traditions, machinery and food produce of thousands of farme...

Top 10 food markets in Rome

Rome has numerous markets selling fresh, locally-produced food. Some are open daily, some only at weekends. Below is a list of ten of the best markets, in various areas of the city. Biomercato alla...

Circus Maximus farmers' market reopens

Rome's Campagna Amica market to reopen on 6 October. The Mercato di Campagna Amica, a popular zero-km food market near Rome's Circus Maximus, will reopen to to the public on Friday 6 October followin...

Cup of coffee to cost more in Rome

10-20 cent to be added to Rome coffee prices by end of summer. The price of an espresso in Rome's bars – as well as other coffee-based offerings from cappuccino to caffe latte – is to rise 10-20 c...

Rome closes Circus Maximus farmers' market

Market stall-holders claim they have been evicted by city. The Mercato di Campagna Amica, a popular zero-km food market near Rome's Circus Maximus, has been closed by the administration of mayor Vi...

New food market opens in Rome's Termini Station

Mercato Centrale Roma features food stalls, shops and dining facilities. Mercato Centrale Roma, a new food emporium, has opened in Rome's central train station Termini, with an entrance at Via Giol...

Pope to visit Rome's World Food Programme

Pope Francis to speak on ending hunger on first ever papal visit to WFP in Rome. Pope Francis is to visit the headquarters of the Rome-based United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), on the mornin...

Nobel laureates join forces with FAO in Rome

FAO and Nobel laureates unite to outline links between food security and peace. Four Nobel laureates will highlight the critical links between food security and peace at an event hosted by the Rome...

Incumbent FAO boss only candidate for election

FAO member countries to vote for José Graziano da Silva in June José Graziano da Silva, the current director-general of the Rome-based United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organizatio...

Global nutrition summit meets in Rome

Nations pledge to combat malnutrition through policies and actions Ministers and top officials from over 170 countries are attending a three-day summit at the Rome-based United Nation's Food and Ag...

World Food Day celebrated in Rome

Series of major events at FAO throughout the week The Rome-based United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) commemorates World Food Day on 16 October, the anniversary of the founding...

FAO and National Geographic launch photo contest

Nutrition is focus of joint competition The Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an international photography competition in collaboration with National G...

FAO says world wastes one third of food

One third of all food produced in the world gets wasted, amounting to a loss of $750 billion to producers each year, according to a report released on 11 September by the Rome-based Food and Agricultu...

Gelato World Tour in Rome

The Gelato World Tour takes place in Rome's Pincio area between Villa Borghese and Piazza del Popolo, from 3-5 May. The event, which is being held in eight cities across five continents, showcases...

FAO launches new system to measure food insecurity

The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization on the United Nations (FAO) is to launch a "new, faster and more precise way of measuring global hunger and food insecurity". Starting this month, the...

Giant food market in Rome’s Circus Maximus

From 27-30 September the Circus Maximus in Rome will be transformed into a giant farmer's market, with 200 food stands spread out over 20,000 sqm. In addition to presenting organic local food from...

Bill Gates criticises UN food agencies in Rome

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates called on the United Nation

New head of UN’s World Food Program

Ertharin Cousin, the current US ambassador to the United Nation

Run for Food in Rome

The sixth edition of the annual Run for Food event to highlight World Food Day takes place in Rome on Sunday 16 October, with the theme "Food prices - from crisis to stability." The United Nation

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