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The Organization will adopt a modular and more flexible structure and strengthen cooperation with key partners to better support its Members
New agreement promotes fair-trade of unique, organic products and conserves biodiversity
Sustained support critical as new swarms threaten East Africa, Yemen and southwestern Asia
Joint projects aim to lower greenhouse gas emissions, improve land and water use, and empower smallholder farmers to reduce food losses and address the challenges of climate change

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10/07/2020

FAO Council approves new measures to reform the UN agency

The FAO Council today approved a series of measures proposed by the Director-General QU Dongyu to modernize the UN agency and make it more efficient and effective. Composed of 49 member countries and executive organ of the FAO Conference, the Council met virtually for the first time in FAO’s history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

09/07/2020

EcorNaturaSí and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat to boost rural, mountain, forest and island communities’ livelihoods

EcorNaturaSí and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, hosted by FAO, today joined forces to better the lives of people living in rural areas and fragile ecosystems, such as mountains, forests and islands, and develop more inclusive food and agriculture systems.

08/07/2020

FAO welcomes additional €15 million from the European Union to fight Desert Locusts and their impacts on food security

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, today welcomed a €15 million contribution from the European Union to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as a new wave of locusts is emerging in the region.