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The International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

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21 November 2018
Italy - Rapid advances in agricultural innovation that address climate change and support family farmers are crucial if the Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Director-General told the opening session of the first International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers. "We are seeking to develop solutions...
20 November 2018
Italy - A new high iron bean variety developed in Guatemala, the new use of Blockchain technology in the coffee value chain in Ethiopia, hydroponics to increase food security in a Sahrawi refugee community in Algeria or the latest app developed to fight plant pests, will all be featured among many other...
20 November 2018
Italy - FAO has just published FAO's work on Agricultural Innovation. Sowing the seeds of transformation to achieve the SDGs, a new brochure on the work of the Organization in innovation. "Innovation is fundamental to supporting family farmers, revitalizing rural areas, creating attractive job opportunities for youth, bringing prosperity to communities as a...
19 November 2018
Italy - Meetings and other events are standard business practice within the United Nations. However, they can leave a significant environmental footprint – through air travel, consuming energy and water, generating waste, etc. In order to reduce the ecological footprint of the International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers, the Secretariat of...
19 November 2018
Italy - Building passes Important information to enter the FAO premises during the week of the Symposium: -          Country Delegates and Permanent Representation to FAO can collect their building passes on Tuesday 20 November from 8:30 to 17:30 at the reception desk located at the FAO Main Entrance (Visitors gate) -          Non-state actors can only...
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