6 December 2016, Rome--- FAO has played an important role in supporting the Colombian Government in the implementation of comprehensive rural development. Along with the European Union and civil society organizations, FAO has been asked by the Government to help implement the Peace Accord 1 regarding the Comprehensive Rural Reform. The session discussed the content of the Comprehensive Rural Reform, strategies to promote comprehensive rural development and the role of FAO and other partners in supporting this process and scaling up ongoing related initiatives.
5 December 2016, Rome--- During the event, a new book “Soils & Pulses: symbiosis for life” has been launched. The book presents scientific facts, information and technical recommendations on the symbiosis between soils and pulses to decision makers and practitioners. This event addressed the World Soil Day and the end of the International Year of Pulses celebrations. It focused on the multifaceted benefits of pulses for health and nutrition and for their contribution to agriculture, the environment and food security as well as foster the implementation of the soils and pulses symbiosis.
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