Academia and Research Institutions


FAO through its Technical Divisions, Regional and Countries Offices, organizes many events, workshops and activities jointly with universities, national agriculture research institutions, and the CGIAR on a wide range of subjects. These events as listed below, emphasize the increasing importance of participation of academia in FAO –led activities worldwide.

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18 Nov 2016
FAO and the Italian research institutions (CNR, CREA, ENEA) jointly organized a seminar: Promoting healthy diets through sustainable food systems in the Mediterranean: The case of Italy.  The Italian dietary guidelines, focusing on seasonality and typical local products as well as on the promotion of linkages between the actors of the food chain, allow strengthening production and consumption in a sustainable manner. These guidelines combine the promotion of traditional and typical products and the behaviours associated with this dietary heritage. The seminar explored the experiences of Italian dietary guidelines and the development of integrated databases and harmonized methodologies for the promotion of...
27 Oct 2016
Lomonosov Moscow State University organized the third International Symposium on the History of Food and National Food Culture. This year the event focused on Pulses in Russian Food Culture. The event took place in Moscow on 27-29 October 2016. The symposium is a unique academic event which aims to bring Russian scholars specializing in food studies together with academics, policy makers and business people engaged in the sector of food history and culinary traditions; it provided a forum for interaction among food studies specialists; introduced foreign scholars to the current state of research in food studies in Russia; built contacts among...
26 Oct 2016
The Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) in collaboration with FAO organized the Seventh International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS VII) which took place in Rome on 26-28 October 2016. The Conference focused on bringing together research outcomes and best practices in the field of statistics, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals through timely, accurate and reliable agriculture statistics. Academia and Research Institutions who participated in the Conference included: Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, International Food Policy Research Institute, Milan University, Roma Tre University, La Sapienza University, Wageningen University & Research. FAO is proud to mention that...
12 Oct 2016
La Sapienza University and FAO jointly organized the International Year of Pulses (IYP) Regional Dialogue for Europe and Central Asia on Nutritious seeds for a sustainable future held at La Sapienza University in Rome on 12 October 2016. This dialogue is part of a series of regional dialogues to enhance local and regional discussions on the important role of pulses. The objectives of the Regional Dialogue are to: Understand/Document the “state-of-the-art” on pulses in the Region in terms of opportunities and challenges, including existing policy environment; Agree on common priorities for advocacy and promotion of pulses in the Region; Identify knowledge gaps and research...
20 Sep 2016
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and FAO celebrated four decades of collaboration last week in Washington- IFPRI’s home office. The joint efforts helped enhance the capacity of policy makers to make evidence-based policy decisions, create information resources and networks for food security, strengthen the focus on gender in agriculture, promote productive and sustainable rural development, and advocate for enhancing the positive impact of agriculture and food systems on nutrition. The IFPRI-FAO collaboration has generated cutting-edge technical knowledge and enhanced expertise, supporting food security and improved nutrition. Read more
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