FAO in North America

In Focus

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...

July 30th, 2012

Addressing HIV in emergencies

On the heels of the 2012 International AIDS Conference last week, we sat down with Karine Garnier, FAO’s Nairobi-based regional emergency officer for gender and HIV. Karine manages a regional project supporting people affected by HIV and gender inequities,...

June 4th, 2012

Energy-smart food systems

FAO Bioenergy Officer Erika Felix took some time out of her busy schedule during a recent visit to Washington to speak with us about her work on “energy-smart” food systems and the Bioenergy and Food...

February 27th, 2012

Tutwiler: Rural women’s potential “squandered”

27 February 2012, New York – “Rural women are active economic agents who could unleash major advancements in hunger eradication and development if they were able to participate equally with men in the agricultural economy,” said FAO Deputy Director-General Ann Tutwiler,...

February 10th, 2012

ICT in Agriculture Sourcebook

The World Bank recently launched an electronic sourcebook to explore and capture the expanding knowledge and use of information and communication technology tools in developing country agriculture. The ICT in Agriculture Sourcebook offers practical examples and case studies...

January 6th, 2012

FAO, World Bank launch safety net training course

The Food and Agriculture Organization and World Bank have launched an introductory e-learning course on social safety nets, aimed at providing an overview of safety net programmes and how they are used and customized for different contexts to reduce poverty...

November 30th, 2011

Field research benefits US graduate students and FAO

An FAO-Washington program enlisting graduate students to work on development-related research projects overseas is proving helpful for both the students and the agency.

The program started with a study this year by a group of George Washington University students...

November 16th, 2011

Preserving the global marine commons

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) last week approved a broad-scale, innovative approach to address the depletion of high-seas fish stocks and biodiversity conservation.

The new programme aims to promote efficient and sustainable management of fisheries resources and...

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