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IARBIC launches renewed web page
Jul 2014 - IARBIC, the €5.7 million program to intensify agriculture in Niger, has launched an official web page hosted on FAO website. The new layout is designed to introduce general readers and development stakeholders at all levels to the program’s goals, approaches and activities. Started in 2008 as a collaborative effort between FAO and ...read more
Impact assessment of agricultural research - An FAO e-mail conference
Mar 2014 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is one of nine partners participating in a project on the Impact of Research on EU Agriculture (IMPRESA), funded by the European Union (EU) Seventh Framework Programme. The kick-off meeting for this 38-month project took place at FAO Headquarters in January 2014. In IMPRESA, FAO is ...read more
FAO and GFRAS strengthen ties with Memorandum of Understanding
Feb 2014 - FAO and the Global Forum for rural advisory Services (GFRAS) are further enhancing their collaboration by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will provide an institutionalized framework for their joint efforts. The memorandum, signed in Rome on February 19, will allow both organizations to strengthen their ties with the goal ...read more
Biotechnologies at Work for Smallholders:  Case Studies from Developing Countries in Crops, Livestock and Fish
Nov 2013 - This book documents a unique series of 19 case studies where agricultural biotechnologies were used to serve the needs of smallholders in developing countries. They cover different regions, production systems, species and underlying socio-economic conditions in the crop (seven case studies), livestock (seven) and aquaculture/fisheries (five) sectors. Most of the ...read more
Partners agree on the action plan and governance of the G20 Tropical Agriculture Platform
Sep 2013 - On 4 and 5 September 2013, the partners of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) met at the inception workshop held at the headquarters of the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS) in Haikou, Hainan Province of the People’s Republic of China with support of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture. TAP ...read more
FAO’s Research and Extension Branch promotes debate on the publication ”Experiences and Participatory process approaches to innovation in Agriculture: the case of PBA corporation in Colombia”.
Aug 2013 - Publication's Summary: In Colombia, the Foundation for the Sustainable and Participatory Development of Small Rural Producers (Corporación PBA) has developed a strategy for Participatory Rural Innovation (IRP), which prioritizes the development and promotion of farmers’ abilities and skills by using their own knowledge as the basis for this activity. It ...read more
FIRST MEETING OF FAO AND CGIAR CONSORTIUM TO IMPLEMENT ITS NEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
Jul 2013 - FAO and CGIAR programme leaders met in Rome, to exchange new developments of their strategic objectives in both organizations and identify areas for strategic collaboration aimed at boosting the impact of their research and development activities. This is the first meeting following the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding in February this year. The CGIAR ...read more
FAO will co-sponsor the 4th Global Forum of Leaders for Agricultural Science and Technology (GlAST-2013)
Apr 2013 - The 4th Global Forum of Leaders for Agricultural Science and Technology (GlAST-2013) and the celebration of 30th Anniversary of China-CGIAR Collaboration will be held on June 5-6, 2013 in Beijing, China. The Global Forum of Leaders for Agricultural Science and Technology (GLAST) was initiated by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences ...read more
GENOMICS IN AGRICULTURE - FAO E-MAIL CONFERENCE
Mar 2013 - The FAO e-mail conference on the "Impacts of genomics and other 'omics' for the crop, forestry, livestock, fishery and agro-industry sectors in developing countries" took place from 4 to 24 March 2013. Advances in genomics, the study of all the genetic material (i.e. the genome) of an organism, have been ...read more
FAO AND GRAMEEN FOUNDATION INFORM FARMERS USING SMARTPHONES
Mar 2013 - FAO and the Grameen Foundation teamed up to help farmers in Uganda. Specially programmed smart phones have been distributed among rural villages across 35 districts of the country, with the goal of providing farmers access to relevant, timely information on agricultural technologies and practices for smallholders.FAO, through its TECA (Technologies ...read more
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