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  • New Codex Trust Fund comes into operation

    The new Codex Trust Fund, or CTF2, was officially launched on 27 June. The first countries in which implementation will take place under CTF2 are Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar and Senegal. Many other countries submitted strong applications and will benefit from ongoing consultations with FAO/WHO to strengthen their applications prior to resubmission in subsequent rounds. Building on the success of the first Codex Trust Fund, FAO and WHO launched a successor initiative to the Codex Trust Fund (CTF2) in January 2016. In the next 12 years, multi-annual support will be provided to over 100[...]
  • Nigeria launches Africa's largest national school feeding programme

    Nigeria’s National Home Grown School Feeding Programme has been formally launched by the country’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at a special meeting of Federal and State ministers and school feeding stakeholders in Abuja. The HGSF programme is part of a 500 billion Nira funded Social Investment Programme announced by the Buhari administration to tackle poverty and improve the health and education of children and other vulnerable groups. When fully realised the school feeding component of this programme aims to support States to collectively feed over 24 million school children[...]
  • Seasonal Monitor of agricultural growing in West Africa

    The West Africa Seasonal Monitor for October 2015 is now available: http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/ena/wfp278831.pdf . The WFP Seasonal Monitor examines satellite imagery of rainfall and vegetation in order to assess the development of the growing season and how such conditions might impact the lives and livelihoods of the resident populations. Real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts are analyzed to highlight potential developments that may be of humanitarian concern. This Seasonal Monitor webpage provides real time satellite data streams and[...]
  • Registrations are open: Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilization in Emergency Contexts

    Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilization in Emergency Contexts Wednesday, October 28, 2015 9AM-2PM Location: Council on Foreign Relations Washington, DC This conference is addressed to high-level experts in the field of humanitarian action, as well as of energy, food security and nutrition. The “Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilization” (SET4food) is a project co-funded by COOPI-Cooperazione Internazionale, Politecnico di Milano, Fondazione Politecnico and the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO). The specific objective of the[...]
  • Huge opportunities for agricultural growth in West Africa

    West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). To be competitive with large global actors, West African agriculture needs to capture some of the economies of scale that those countries enjoy in the markets for fertilizers and seeds as well as in agricultural research and technology development, adds the report.[...]
  • Offre d'emploi - Livelihoods Coordinator (en anglais)

    Location: Niger Contract: 12 Months Languages: Must be fluent in French and English Since the food crises of 2005, GOAL has continuously supported the population of Mirriah district in Zinder Region through the implementation of community-based programmes mainly in the fields of nutrition, food security and WASH (Water, Hygiene and Sanitation). The Livelihoods Coordinator takes overall responsibility for the implementation of the livelihoods programme in GOAL Niger while providing strategic direction, leadership and management of the programme. In the past, GOAL has implemented livelihoods[...]
  • Nature & Faune - African Youth in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development

    This Issue of Nature & Faune puts forward the case of “African Youth in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development”. It carries twenty one articles contributed by different individuals, from : policy arena, conservation NGOs; the private sector; civil society groups; research and academia as well as youth groups. Download Nature & Faune, volume 28 issue 1 here[...]
  • Inception Workshop of the ECOWAS Zero Hunger Initiative

    Accra, Ghana – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has launched a Zero Hunger Initiative to promote the eradication of hunger until 2025 . This bold political commitment was stimulated by the UN Secretary General’s Zero Hunger Challenge that proclaims that “hunger can be eliminated in our lifetimes” and the subsequent declaration by African Union Heads of States and Governments, with the assistance of FAO and the Lula Institute. FAO’s regional office in Africa and the Right to Food Team in FAO HQ support ECOWAS to move from this bold political statement to tangible action[...]
  • Strategy and workplan for the FSN Forum in West Africa

    This strategy and work plan is based on the outcomes of the workshop held in November 2013 with the participation of FSN Forum members and representatives of organisations working on food security and nutrition in the region. The document includes background on the FSN Forum in West Africa, the vision and strategic objectives and the areas of work identified for 2014. To know more please download the strategy and work plan for the FSN Forum in West Africa .[...]