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

Freerice goes French and Italian

Players of the World Food Program

FAO gets new director general

In his first conference as director general elect of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Jos

Rome’s wine festival

The fourth edition of the Roma Wine Festival takes place in the capital on the weekend of 7-8 May. The event showcases the best in Italian wine production, and offers enthusiasts the chance to sample...

Rome and WFP in anti-hunger partnership

Rome city council and the World Food Programme (WFP), the emergency food aid agency of the United Nations, are to work together to raise public awareness about hunger-related issues and funds to suppo...

FAO calls for hunger strike on eve of food summit

The director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Jacques Diouf has called for a global hunger strike on the eve of the World Food Summit, which will be held in Rome from 16-18 Novem...

FAO reports on increasing malnutrition.

The Food and Agricultural Organizations of the United Nations (FAO) has released a new report which places the number of people suffering from malnourishment at 936 million, an increase of 40 million...

Autumn food festivals.

Lovers of local culinary traditions have two appointments for the first two weekends of November. The annual Tuscia chestnut festival in the province of Viterbo in upper Lazio falls on the first two...

No bread.

A bread strike has been called for Thursday 18 September to protest against the rising cost of living and in particular against the escalating prices of essential goods such as bread despite dropping...

No bread.

A bread strike has been called for Thursday 18 September to protest against the rising cost of living and in particular against the escalating prices of essential goods such as bread despite dropping...

Olive oil forecasts good.

Italy is heading for a good olive oil harvest this year, according to data from Ismea, the Italian marketing and research organisation, for Italy

Farmers slam rising pasta prices.

There is no good reason for the explosive rise in the cost of pasta, farmers association Coldiretti has said. The Italian treasury announced on 20 August that pasta prices rose by 30 per cent in the f...

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