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11 Nov 2020
Following the June 2020 publication on case studies of successful partnership practices and important outcomes with featured academia and research institutions, a second series of case studies showcases four key partnerships with Agrinatura (Czechia), Texas A&M AgriLife (United States of America), Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy) and Université Laval (Canada). These key partnerships contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from different perspectives. Agrinatura ...
27 Oct 2020
Composed by thirteen Member States from the Mediterranean region, the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) is an intergovernmental organization sharing common objectives with FAO. The long history of collaborations between the two organizations initiated in 1977 when the first joint activities started to be implemented. After years of interactions, a further step was accomplished in 2009 with the signature of a framework agreement focusing on areas such as traditional foods, forests’ protection, irrigation, plant disease management and quarantine measures. In 2015, the...
15 Oct 2020
The world’s demand for fish is growing: over the last thirty years, there has been a 122% rise in fish consumption globally. In 2018, global capture fisheries recorded a catch of 96.4 million tonnes, the highest recorded total to date.   Small-scale fisheries play an important part in meeting this demand. They are present in all parts of the world, and the vast majority of their catch is destined for local human consumption. The sector provides an important contribution to nutrition, food security, sustainable livelihoods and poverty alleviation, especially in developing countries. In recognition of the important role they play, the...
28 Sep 2020
Building on a history of successful collaboration, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Université Laval have renewed their partnership for another three years. The joint work together will continue to advance progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on the areas of agroforestry, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and food security and nutrition.Based in Quebec City, Université Laval is one of Canada’s largest universities and a leader in research and innovation. The university’s contribution to the field of sustainable development has also been widely recognized; it is ranked 4th in the...
27 Aug 2020
The Nyagatare district (Eastern Province) is Rwanda’s breadbasket - a vast area of agricultural land providing food for the entire country. The people of this district are mainly farmers, rearing livestock and cultivating crops such as maize and rice, but they suffer a long dry season stretching from June to mid-September and, consequently, water has always been a vital, much sought-after resource - with competition for it high.In 2015, the Rwandan government, together with financial support from the World Bank, constructed a USD 10 million dam and water reservoir.Before long, however, farmers cultivating the upper hillside...
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