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20 Jul 2016
¿Qué llevó a Tini Jack y su marido Gelling, una pareja de las Islas Cook, a dejar sus cómodos trabajos de funcionarios con salarios garantizados para plantar alimentos básicos? Fue la posibilidad de establecer un negocio exitoso. Hoy en día, en las Islas Cook, el sector de los agronegocios tiene grandes posibilidades de desarrollo, en particular para colmar una demanda de mercado ampliamente insatisfecha. Durante décadas, los agricultores han abandonado sus tierras para dedicarse a actividades del sector terciario. Actualmente, la agricultura sigue siendo en general de pequeña escala. Estas tendencias han dado lugar a una disminución alarmante de la producción agrícola,...
07 Jul 2016
7 July 2016, Rome – FAO and Norway have agreed to continue an already fruitful cooperation in the strategic areas of fisheries, the right to food, climate-smart agriculture, deforestation, gender equity and food loss and waste. An agreement signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Norway’s Ambassador to FAO, Inge Nordang, paves the way for the continuation of a longstanding successful collaboration. It also covers funding and joint work on emergencies and response to natural disasters. Norway is among FAO’s top 20 resource partners and has been the third largest donor country of voluntary contributions to the organization in...
27 Jun 2016
La República de Singapur se unió al Programa de Profesionales Asociados de la FAO en enero, por lo que se ha convertido en el cuarto país asiático en participar en el sistema. Otros participantes son la República Popular Democrática de Corea, el Japón y la República de Corea. La República de Singapur se convirtió en Estado Miembro de la FAO en 2013.  Los candidatos serán seleccionados después de haber finalizado las pruebas por escrito y las entrevistas realizadas por la FAO. Los requisitos de calificación son poseer un título superior académico, fluidez en la comunicación oral y escrita en un...
21 Jun 2016
Rome, 21 June 2016 – Capacity development for agricultural innovation needs to include a nutritional dimension, experts agreed at a symposium in Rome, discussing ways to make capacity development for innovation in agriculture better equipped to face the challenges of the 21st century. Amid growing consensus that to feed a growing world population and meet major challenges such as climate change, agriculture must increase its production and productivity while at the same time save the...
21 Jun 2016
Roma, 21 de junio de 2016. Una red de organizaciones de la sociedad civil de todo el mundo, con el apoyo técnico de la FAO, han publicado el Manual Popular de las Directrices sobre la Gobernanza de la Tierra, la Pesca y los Bosques. Es un esfuerzo dirigido a profundizar en la implementación a nivel de base de las Directrices voluntarias de tenencia responsable de la tierra, pesca y bosques (VGGT, por sus siglas en inglés). Manual popular El Manual Popular es una guía pedagógica y didáctica que aspira a facilitar la comprensión de las Directrices...
21 Jun 2016
Last Wednesday 15 June 2016, the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, represented by the Ministry of Development Cooperation, and FAO signed a new Framework Arrangement that intends to reinforce FAO-Belgium collaboration across both humanitarian and development assistance, at the same time aligning Belgium’s strategies for sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition-related sectors with FAO’s Strategic Programmes.  The historic partnership between Belgium and FAO has provided a longstanding and substantial support to the Organization through assessed and voluntary contributions. Belgium is a key strategic partner, generously funding innovative and critical areas in support of food security and nutrition, inclusive economic growth,...
15 Jun 2016
15 June 2016, Brussels - Sustainable rural development is key to addressing hunger, poverty and the other root causes of migration, a growing phenomenon which is undermining  many countries' ability to achieve their development goals, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today. "The migratory pressures causing major concern at a global level today result from war, conflict and political instability, but FAO also calls for adequate attention to be given to pressures associated with the very root causes of migration," Graziano da Silva told participants at the European Development Days 2016 in Brussels.
07 Jun 2016
7 June 2016, Beijing - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of the People's Republic of China have announced plans to intensify their partnership in south-south cooperation activities, FAO announced today. After decades of successful collaboration, China and FAO have agreed to broaden the scope of their cooperation, building on their achievements to further promote rural development worldwide. A new Memorandum of Understanding on the Strategic Cooperation on Agriculture and Food Security, agreed Saturday, will pave the way for this. The MoU will facilitate Chinese assistance to other countries through China's Belt and...
27 May 2016
27 May 2016, Rome - FAO said today it will engage in a strategic partnership with India's Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) in order to optimize its efforts on the empowerment of rural people, women in particular, which are key to eradicate poverty and hunger and to promote nutritious and healthy food systems. The partnership will be signed later this year.
26 May 2016
Roma, 26 de mayo de 2016. “El derecho a saber es fundamental para que la gente pueda saber lo que come y tomar decisiones informadas para alcanzar una dieta saludable”, decía el senador Guido Girard Lavín en la sede de la FAO en la presentación de la nueva ley de etiquetado de alimentos de Chile, que entrará en vigor este próximo mes de junio, después de haber iniciado su tramitación hace casi diez años y tras haber librado una gran lucha y negociación con la industria alimentaria. La lucha Fue en 2007...
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