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FAO and the Kuehne Foundation join forces to support rural livelihoods through improved logistics
02 Oct 2014

FAO and the Kuehne Foundation, the Swiss-based foundation focusing on training, education and research in the field of transport and logistics, are committing to cooperation in capacity building and knowledge exchange in logistics for agriculture - in emergencies and for development of efficient food and agricultural systems.   

A memorandum of understanding signed today by FAO’s Director of Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division (AGS), Eugenia Serova, and the Managing Director of the Kuehne Foundation, Martin Willhaus, sets a broad framework of programmes to: 1) alleviate suffering of populations affected by the growing number of crises, ranging from natural disasters to conflicts,...

Food and ecosystems: the subject of agreement between UN agencies
24 Sep 2014
New York, 24 September 2014 – In a world where increasing urbanization, rising populations, and expanding agricultural land use are encroaching on ecosystems and impacting on biodiversity, two United Nations agencies have come together to work for a more sustainable future.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that builds on the two agencies’ past collaborations and adds four priority work areas.

“Partnerships of this kind are essential if we are to meet the challenges and demands of our changing environment and social landscape,” said Achim Steiner,...

FAO and National Geographic launch photo contest focused on nutrition
23 Sep 2014

In collaboration with National Geographic Magazine, FAO has launched an international photo contest that is aiming to draw attention to how and why good nutrition matters – for people and societies.

Coming ahead of the FAO-WHO 2nd International Contest on Nutrition (ICN2), to be held in Rome on 19-21 November, the contest is seeking photos which illustrate two key concepts:

  • Nutrition matters in multiple ways, in developing countries, and in the developed world as well.
  • Good nutrition starts with the farming systems that produce our food, and those farming systems must be geared to produce healthy and sustainable products.

The...

Jamaica to adopt Brazilian Model to Strengthen National School Feeding Programme
15 Sep 2014

15 September 2014 - In an effort to strengthen Jamaica’s School Feeding Programme, the Ministries of Education, Agriculture and Health, in collaboration with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), will roll out an integrated school feeding project model that has had several successes in Brazil...

Khalifa International Date Palm Award
28 Aug 2014

Efforts to preserve and update knowledge on date palms have created an unique system that combines production and sustainability, safeguards biodiversity, and helps to improve the livelihoods of those who till the land.

Since 1965, FAO is proud to be part of the efforts to promote date palms and recognizes that the United Arab Emirates are at the forefront...

FAO and Brazil support the School Feeding Program in Sao Tome and Principe
21 Aug 2014

21 August 2014, Sao Tome and Principe - A delegation of experts from the Brazilian Agency for Cooperation (ABC), the National Fund for School Development (FNDE) and FAO met with representatives from the government of Sao Tome and Principe in order to discuss strategies for strengthening the local School Feeding Program...

Se refuerza la cooperación entre la FAO y la Universidade Aberta
28 Jul 2014

Lisbona – La FAO y la Universidade Aberta (UAb) en Portugal celebraron la firma del Memorando de Entendimiento (MdE) para fortalecer la cooperación entre ellas. En el marco del MdE se desarollarán iniciativas conjuntas que enfocan la eradicación del hambre, la inseguridad alimenataria y la malnutrición. Las iniciativas regionales estarán apoyadas por medio de actividades para el fortalecimiento de las capacidades. Esto se hará a través de proyectos de investigación y eventos educacionales y de tipo técnico relactionados con la Universidad. 

El acuerdo fue firmado por el Rector de la UAb, Paulo Maria Bastos da Silva Dias y por Hélder Muteia,...

Texas A&M University System joins forces with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
25 Jul 2014

Rome-The Texas A&M University System and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today agreed to work together to combat world hunger by building capacity for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in developing countries.

Under the new agreement, the Texas A&M System and FAO will carry out initiatives to strengthen agricultural production innovations, land and water management practices, and plant and animal health in order to improve food security. In addition, they will work on building resilience and improving value chain management to help promote economic stability and improve livelihoods for small-holder farming communities. The cooperation will...

“People helping People”: the Observance of the International Day of Cooperatives 2014 in New York
14 Jul 2014

New York, 10 July 2014- Observing the International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) 2014, with the theme “Cooperative Enterprises Achieve Sustainable Development for All” at UN Headquarters, New York, representatives from governments, the UN System, the cooperative movement, the private sector and civil society organizations heralded the achievements of the cooperatives and the contribution they have made to the empowerment of people.

Coming at a time when the international community is seized with devising a new development agenda – the so called Post 2015 development goals - the message was resoundingly clear –...

FAO and Thomson Reuters Foundation to launch online food security information service
10 Jul 2014
9 July 2014, Rome – The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the corporate charity of the world’s biggest news and information providers, is teaming up with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve global information and awareness on hunger and food-related issues including food production, food security, food waste, agriculture, land use, and malnutrition.
 
An agreement signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the Thomson Reuters Foundation Editor-in-Chief Belinda Goldsmith outlines a number of joint activities to be undertaken by the Organization and the Foundation’s global team of journalists covering humanitarian issues, women’s rights, human trafficking, the human...