22 Nov 2007

Financing for Agriculture meeting stresses need for increased funding for the sector

On 20 November, as part of the FAO Conference, the Investment Centre organized a “High Level Special Event on the Financing of Agriculture: Issues, Constraints and Perspectives”. Participants included over 200 delegates, of which a number made interventions emphasising the urgent need to secure increased funding from domestic and external [...]

21 Nov 2007

Special events focus on agricultural investment and trade assistance

The Aid for Trade initiative should focus on five priority areas in agriculture if it is to help poor countries benefit from the changing global trade regime in agricultural products, according to an FAO document prepared for today's special high level event held during the Organization’s governing Conference. Today's event follows [...]

09 Nov 2007

Special FAO Conference Event to be held on Financing for Agriculture

The Director-General of FAO, Mr Jacques Diouf, will open a Special Event on Financing for Agriculture: Issues, Constraints and Perspectives, which will take place on 20 November 2007 during the 34th Session of the FAO Conference. The Special Event has been organized by the FAO Investment Centre to assist delegates [...]

26 Oct 2007

Food security and trade in the Caribbean

Investment Centre staff in the Latin America and Caribbean Service have contributed to the successful approval of a new food security project for the Caribbean region which will be financed by the Government of Italy. The Centre prepared the first umbrella food security project in 2001, and during 2005 and [...]

08 Oct 2007

Portuguese-speaking countries join in fight against desertification

“Improving the quality of life of rural populations affected by desertification and drought” is the principal objective of a South-South and North-South Cooperation Programme to Combat Desertification, which was presented by the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) on 12 September 2007 in Madrid, during a side-event co-organized by FAO within [...]

21 Sep 2007

FAO Mobilizes US$31.4 million Funding for Irrigation and Drainage Schemes in Myanmar

Technical Cooperation Department, Rome - FAO’s prompt response in preparing a project blueprint for the construction of irrigation schemes in the drier regions of Myanmar has mobilized US$31.4 million worth of funding from both the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the Government of Myanmar. Thanks to the Technical [...]

14 Sep 2007

International meeting on avian influenza focuses on long-term planning and future of poultry sectors

This summer, an important event to help guide international and national strategies in improving global and country preparedness for avian influenza was hosted by FAO in Rome. The “Technical Meeting on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Human H5N1 Infection”, held 27 to 29 June, was organized by FAO, the World [...]

30 Jul 2007

Fighting for Sustainable Land Management in Portuguese-Speaking Countries

Thanks to the FAO Investment Centre Division and the Global Mechanism (GM), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), a major strategic framework for the promotion of sustainable land management, was a main agenda topic at the XV Meeting of the Focal Points for Cooperation of the Community [...]

26 Jun 2007

Tackling hunger in the Horn of Africa: Governments, UN agree on road map

The Investment Centre is leading FAO’s collaboration in the UN Secretary General’s Special Humanitarian Envoy Initiative on Food Security in the Horn of Africa, in collaboration with the World Food Programme. More information at :

24 Jan 2007

FAO urges food aid reform

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today proposed a series of major changes in the way international food aid is managed and delivered. More information at :


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