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Ethiopian women cooperative increases incomes thanks to FAO-Eataly partnership
25 Feb 2015
A cooperative of women in Ethiopia is set to reach the international market thanks to a partnership between Italian gourmet food store Eataly and FAO. The two joined forces in 2013 to support family farmers around the globe in boosting their production and finding ways to reach new overseas customers. The work with the women's cooperative is one example of this collaboration.For a few years Tsega Gebrekidan...
تعاون بين الصين ومنظمة الأغذية والزراعة للحفاظ على مواقع التراث الزراعي ذات الأهمية العالمية
23 Feb 2015
وافقت منظمة الأغذية والزراعة وجمهورية الصين الشعبية على تعزيز التعاون بينهما من أجل حماية نظم الزراعة الثقافية البارزة مثل مدرجات هاني للأرز المشهود لها بالروعة في مقاطعة يونان.   وقَّع...
Sweden’s Aura Light pledges revenue share to food security cause
18 Feb 2015
For the next three years, Swedish lighting company Aura Light will donate 1 percent of its revenues on all sustainable lighting installation and products sold in southern European retail outlets to the global effort to eliminate hunger. Aura Light International CEO Martin Malmros and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today signed a partnership agreement that will channel a portion of the company’s sales in Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal to FAO, where they will support specific projects related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, food security and sustainability. “Sustainability and social responsibility comes naturally to us, so I am very proud to...
“Land issues also affect Europe and Central Asia”
29 Jan 2015
29 January 2015, Rome – The European Coordination of La Via Campesina (ECVC) today presented its conclusions on common land issues in Europe and Central Asia regarding progress on the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on Land Tenure (VGGT).  “Despite our perception, we have observed strong dynamics of concentration of land and land grabbing also taking place in Europe. Agricultural lands are being transformed into non-agricultural use at a fast pace. We have also noticed a problem on access to land for small scale farmers, young, and prospective farmers,” said...
Coalition for Africa Rice Development member states vouch for reliable statistics on rice production
19 Jan 2015
19 January 2015, Kampala – Member countries of the Coalition for Africa Rice Development (CARD) launched a new project aimed at improving capacity of these countries for timely collection and provision of reliable statistics on rice...