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220 universities join FAO to expand learning opportunities and improve policies
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Rome, 28 February 2014 – With the support of the European Union (EU), a new educational partnership has been forged by FAO and the Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL). In collaboration with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the aim is to develop an education programme focused on expanding learning opportunities in the area of food security. The partnership will be putting knowledge into the hands of thousands of professionals working in food security and nutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean, targeting current and potential policymakers through a network of over 220 universities in the region. In this convergence of information and accessibility, Individuals and institutions will be able to gain access to a suite of online courses to develop their capacity to improve policies and programmes.

Lloyd Day, Deputy Director-General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). In the following interview explains the aim of the partnership, thoughts on the future program of activities and why this initiative is so important.
3min. 47sec.
Topic(s): Education & capacity building, Food Security, Hunger & food insecurity, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: Sandra Ferrari
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