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15 Jul 2020
With the aim to build capacities for research and development to achieve food security and nutrition, the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 15 July, 2020 to promote and disseminate best practices and innovations on sustainable agriculture, food safety and healthy diets.  Founded in 1976 by Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a public institution delivering undergraduate and graduate programmes at very high levels with the objective to promote knowledge creation, dissemination and...
12 Jul 2020
Rome/Florence – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and University of Florence (UNIFI) have agreed to partner in order to strengthen knowledge and expertise exchanges, capacity development and joint research in the areas of food security and nutrition, rural poverty reduction and sustainable agri-food systems.UNIFI is one of the largest public higher education and research institutions in Italy. The university conducts research and offers degrees in a number of areas that are closely aligned to FAO’s mandate, such as management of natural resources, tropical rural development, development economics and local systems, traditional landscapes and...
07 Jul 2020
As the world copes with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a growing urgency to prevent the current health crisis from becoming a food crisis. Measures taken to contain and mitigate the coronavirus have affected people’s lives and livelihoods and have disrupted markets, food supply chains and global trade. In the agriculture sector, reduced capacity to produce, sell and distribute food has affected food availability in local markets, with consequent further impacts on food and nutrition security. The pandemic has created a new set of challenges for food and agriculture, and adequately addressing these will require...
19 Jun 2020
Owing to the expertise of their highly-skilled scholars and researchers, academia and research institutions have developed knowledge and capacities that make them uniquely able to assist the Members of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). FAO created a dedicated unit to negotiate, facilitate and strengthen corporate partnerships with academia and research institutions...
05 Jun 2020
In an effort to support sustainable agricultural development and management of natural resources, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) have renewed their partnership for the next five years with the aim to contribute to achieving food security in drylands and marginal environments.   
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