FAO in North America
 

In Focus

March 21st, 2014

International Day of Forests - March 21, 2014

 

Forests and trees sustain and protect us, providing clean air and water, safeguarding biodiversity and acting as a buffer against climate change. For many people, they also offer food, shelter and employment.

Here are...

February 26th, 2014

Universities Fighting World Hunger High Level Forum

 

“Shaping the Collective Role of Universities as a Partner in Ending Hunger”

February 27- 28, 2014

Co-Hosted by Auburn University’s Hunger Solutions Institute, APLU, and FAO

 

 

Challenge:  Despite significant progress in select areas, it is obvious...

January 29th, 2014

FAO and Mississippi State University sign collaboration agreement

FAO and Mississippi State University (MSU) will step up cooperation on FAO’s new Global Aquaculture Advancement Partnership (GAAP) programme and FAO’s Emergency Preparedness and Response (EMPRES) programme to improve the capacity of developing countries in fish health...

January 6th, 2014

Vacancy Announcement: Administrative Assistant, FAO-Washington, DC

The FAO Liaison Office for North America is seeking candidates for the position of Administrative Assistant.  Please see the vacancy announcement for details.

G-4 Admin Assis..

November 19th, 2013

Donate and Help Families in the Philippines Rebuild a Future

Donate today and help support FAO's work and the livelihoods of nearly 12 million people affected by super typhoon Haiyan.

FAO has rapidly mobilized its resources to kick-start response to this disaster. The FAO...
April 30th, 2013

US students to get hands-on experience working with FAO in field

Thirteen US university students will spend the summer working in FAO field offices, providing extra capacity to the organization on the ground and gaining valuable international experience.

Students from Cornell University, Mississippi State and the

December 3rd, 2012

Former Washington head named new Deputy Director-General

The FAO Council today approved the appointment of Daniel Gustafson as the new Deputy Director-General, Operations.

Gustafson, a United States citizen, has been with FAO for more than 18 years, serving in the field and at headquarters in a variety of capacities. He...

November 12th, 2012

Nick Nelson named Washington Director

The FAO Liaison Office in Washington welcomes its new director this month, with the arrival on 1 November of Nick Nelson, former Assistant Director-General of Corporate Services at FAO Headquarters in Rome.

“The Director-General has highlighted the importance of strengthening partnerships...

October 29th, 2012

US increases funding to combat influenza and emerging disease threats

FAO's commitment to fight emerging disease threats in "hotspot" regions worldwide is getting a boost with new funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

August 6th, 2012

Child labour in agriculture

Last week, Washington hosted the first International Conference on Child Labour in Agriculture. Some 160 participants, representing governments, inter-governmental organizations, trade unions, teachers and farmers organizations, cooperatives, non-governmental organizations and corporations from more than 50 countries took part in...

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