fao fao  /ˈfaʊ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the United Nations agency concerned with the international organization of food and agriculture

Usage(s):

  1. The fao fears wild birds wintering in Africa might bring the disease north to Europe next spring.
  2. That was at FAO Schwarz, the New York store with a reputation for classy, upscale playthings.

News

  1. Fed Sinks Markets

    Markets sell off as the Fed releases its statement and Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks, and FAO Economics's Robert Brusca analyzes the event. This video aired live on June 19, 2013 at 2:25pm.        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

  2. Grain News

    Rome—The 2013 edition of FAO's Statistical Yearbook released June 19 sheds new light on agriculture's contribution to global warming, trends in hunger and malnutrition and the state of the natural resource base upon which world food production depends.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Grainnet.com

  3. FAO asks: Could quinoa become a worldwide staple?

    Quinoa’s relatively high price compared to staple grains may restrict consumption to health-conscious consumers in high-income countries for now – but it could play an important role in food security in the long term, according to the FAO.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Food Navigator USA

Quotes

  1. "This is an outstanding partnership that will bring toys back to Macy's in an exciting and unique way," said Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Cincinnati-based Macy's. "FAO Schwarz is the world's most famous toy...
    on May 16, 2008 By: Terry Lundgren Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "FAO is already actively assisting its Members, particularly developing countries, to enhance their capacity to confront the negative impacts of climate change on agriculture, forests and fisheries", said Müller.
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Karl Alexander Müller Source: AllAfrica.com

  3. "It is deplorable that a leader like him, who is failing both his own people and the international community, is allowed to hijack the agenda of this important FAO conference," said Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress.
    on Jun 2, 2008 By: Ronald S Lauder Source: International Herald Tribune

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