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FAO Director-General and Rabobank Foundation Managing Director review progress made in joint projects in Africa
07 Jul 2014
4 July 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, met today with the Rabobank Foundation Managing Director, Pierre van Hedel, to discuss progress made in three joint projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. “FAO’s research and technical expertise and Rabobank’s business orientation combined are bringing great results in the field,” the Rabobank Foundation Managing Director said in remarks after the meeting. “Our mutual competences have been brought together and put into action,” he added. A partnership agreement between FAO and Rabobank Foundation was signed in September 2013 with the aim of sharing knowledge, experience, networks and financial resources in order...
“Co-operative enterprises achieve sustainable development for all”
04 Jul 2014
Message of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations On the 20th UN International Day of Co-operatives  5th July 2014   Worldwide, the important contributions of agricultural cooperatives to poverty reduction and the achievement of food security are becoming increasingly recognized. As autonomous businesses that are jointly-owned and democratically controlled by their members, cooperatives...
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02 Jul 2014
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, (FAO) FAO, the UN agency devoted to eradicating hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, is currently working with the Rabobank Foundation in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia to improve the incomes of smallholder farmers by providing support to small rural businesses, as well as through the identification of productive, competitive and sustainable agri-businesses along the whole value chain. The partners are creating financial literacy programs and management skills training to help farmer producer groups become eligible for formal lending. In Tanzania, these partners are also enabling smallholder rice farmers to participate in the country's warehouse...
La sociedad civil es “fundamental” para lograr el derecho a la alimentación
02 Jul 2014
2 de Julio de 2014, Roma – El director general de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, se ha reunido hoy con Hilal Elver, la nueva Relatora Especial de la Oficina del Alto Comisionado para los Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas para el derecho a la alimentación (OACDH). Ambos han acordado trabajar juntos en sus complementarios mandatos. Como en 2014 se cumplen 10 años desde la adopción de Directrices Voluntarias en apoyo de la realización progresiva del derecho a una alimentación adecuada en el contexto de la seguridad alimentaria nacional, Graziano da Silva y Elver comentaron tanto los progresos realizados hasta...
When a Slogan Becomes a Reality
25 Jun 2014
25 June 2014, Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) - The Egyptian Government has renewed its commitment to support African countries’ efforts to achieve food security and improve agricultural and rural development at the 23rd session of the African Union Summit. The government signed a memorandum of understanding with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to seal the...