Countries also call on FAO to develop a regional trust fund for food security
18 May 2012, Rome - FAO's 31st Regional Conference for the Near East today called for a 50 percent reduction of food losses and food waste in the region in order to improve regional food security.
Concluding a week-long session here, the Conference called on FAO to assist its Member Countries in drawing up a plan to halve the amount food they currently lose or waste in the [...]
Aim to advance food security in region
17 May 2012, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today proposed the creation of a Near Eastern Trust Fund to advance food security in the region.
Addressing the FAO Regional Conference for the Near East, Graziano da Silva noted that FAO, at the request African Member Countries, was helping draw up an African Food Security Trust Fund, in which civil society and the private sector [...]
Over $66 million for FAO technical assistance projects
17 May, 2012, Rome - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to allocate $66.7 million to implement FAO's technical assistance projects in the country, according to an agreement signed today at FAO Headquarters during the FAO Regional Conference for the Near East.
Under the five-year programme from 2012 to 2016, FAO shall provide technical assistance and expertise for 17 specific projects in Saudi Arabia covering several areas.
Риск упущенных возможностей
10 мая 2012, Мадрид - Генеральный директор Продовольственной и сельскохозяйственной организации Объединенных Наций (ФАО) Жозе Грациану да Силва предупредил сегодня о значительном дефиците финансирования на проведение мероприятий, запланированных ФАО в Сахеле и на Африканском Роге.
Выступая на международном экономическом форуме Foro Nueva Economía, проходящем в Мадриде, он сказал, что, несмотря на растущую конвергенцию различных видов мер с целью усиления продовольственной безопасности и ускорения развития, в настоящее время существует [...]
Premio a iniciativas o actividades que fomentan los valores y la labor de la FAO
Madrid, 9 de mayo de 2012. - Su Majestad la Reina ha presidido hoy la ceremonia de entrega de la primera edición de los Premios FAO España que reconocen la labor de distintas personas, instituciones, empresas y medios de comunicación en la lucha contra el hambre.
El acto de entrega de los galardones ha tenido lugar en CaixaForum Madrid y ha contado con la presencia de José Graziano da Silva, Director [...]
FAO to help draft details of proposal
30 April 2012, Brazzaville – The creation of an African-funded trust fund to support food security in the continent was discussed at FAO’s Regional Conference for Africa, held last week in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.
Complementing international resource mobilization, the Africa Trust Fund would raise resources in the continent to fight hunger and would also allow for the scaling up of successful activities to prevent and [...]
Congo Republic President makes vibrant appeal
27 April 2012, Brazzaville - Republic of the Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso has made a “vibrant appeal” for Africa to show solidarity with countries in the African Sahel region and the Horn of Africa where millions of people are currently facing a food crisis.
In a speech marking the opening of FAO's 27th Regional Conference for Africa in Brazzaville yesterday, the President called for concrete efforts [...]
Director-General addresses Regional Conference for Africa
26 April 2012, Brazzaville - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today that funding gaps to assist herders, agro-pastoralists and farmers in the ongoing rainy season in the Sahel and Horn of Africa total over 110 million dollars.
"In the Horn of Africa, we are losing the opportunity to build on our recent gains and assure resilient rural communities. In the Sahel, this means not [...]
United Arab Emirates donates facility for communication, knowledge sharing and e-learning
24 April 2012, Rome - An international media and knowledge centre was inaugurated at FAO headquarters today by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
Funded by the United Arab Emirates, the Centre is named for the country's founder and late president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, who once said, "Give me [...]
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