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24 Sep 2015
24 September 2015, Rome. HSBC Bank approached FAO to learn from the organization’s experience and know-how on global challenges the food industry is facing. FAO has a long-standing collaboration with major financial institutions such as EBRD, IFAD, Regional Development Banks, and has also some fruitful partnerships running with financial entities such as Rabobank. “FAO considers the Private Sector to be a key ally in the fight against hunger and that the organization is committed to working hand in hand with the private sector”, said Marcela Villarreal, Director of the Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development,...
12 Sep 2015
12 September 2015, Rome - The United Nations day for South-South Cooperation is observed on September 12. South-South Cooperation is having an increasing impact on the global development context by offering valuable opportunities for countries in the South to pursue sustained economic growth and development within similar contexts and conditions.  South-South Cooperation has been facilitated by FAO since 1996. It has since has gained prominence as an innovative approach that complements traditional models of development assistance. Via FAO’s facilitation, over 1900 experts have been deployed to offer guidance and expertise in more than 60 countries. Again, since 2012 alone about 50 South-South...
06 Sep 2015
6 September 2015, Durban, South Africa – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and ActionAid International, a globe-spanning NGO, have agreed to embark on new joint program of work that will focus on empowering rural people. Under the terms of a partnership agreement signed here today, the two organizations will collaborate closely to improve the livelihoods of rural communities and promote the right to...
02 Sep 2015
2 September 2015, Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and MasterCard are joining forces to create an innovative new alliance against hunger. A new partnership agreement, signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Walt Macnee, Vice Chairman of MasterCard, at FAO headquarters, paves the way for a collaborative effort that will develop inclusive payment systems to support small-scale farmers and poor families. Among other activities, the collaboration will explore ways to provide credit or...
31 Aug 2015
31 August 2015, Stockholm/Rome – FAO and the Swedish-based development cooperation organization We Effect have agreed to work together to strengthen small-scale forest and farm producers’ organizations in developing countries so they can access land and markets and improve the livelihoods of their members.