The first global guidelines for bycatch management and reduction of fishing discards were released recently by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. They now go to the Committee on Fisheries...

Global food prices last month reached the highest since records began, exceeding the 2008 highs that sparked riots across the globe, according to figures from the UN. An index of food commodities tracked...

West African farmers have succeeded in cutting the use of toxic pesticides, increasing yields and incomes and diversifying farming systems as a result of an international project promoting sustainable...

World food prices have climbed to their highest level for over two years, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said. The FAO said commodity price pressures show little sign of abating...

Floods and droughts in major grain producing countries this year have triggered a sharp increase in food prices, highlighting the vulnerability of the world’s food production systems and agricultural...

International community must be aware of possibility of even higher food prices in 2011 International food import bills could pass the one trillion dollar mark in 2010 with prices in most commodities up...

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announced today that Austral Fisheries’ and Australian Longline’s Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) toothfish fishery has entered full assessment...

Production of rice – the world’s most important crop for ensuring food security and addressing poverty – will be thwarted as temperatures increase in rice-growing areas with continued...

Around one million people in Siyang County, China, are now benefiting from the capacity of poplar forests to restore marginal flood plains and stabilize the banks of the Yellow, Huai and Yangtze rivers....

The impact of unfavourable weather events on crops in recent weeks has led the UN Food and Agriculture Organizations (FAO) to cut its global wheat production forecast for 2010 to 651 million tonnes, from...