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Brazil offers an extra $17 million to FAO projects as new government takes helm
31 Dec 2014
31 December 2014, Rome - Brazil has added $17 million in funding to projects undertaken in its ongoing partnership with FAO, highlighting the Latin American country's role as a key regional and global contributor to the fight against hunger...
South-South Cooperation: “A relationship among equals”
15 Dec 2014
15 December 2014, Rome/Marrakesh - Horizontal cooperation between countries of the global South is increasingly important to meeting the sustainable development challenges of our time, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at the first International Conference on South-South Cooperation in Marrakesh, Morocco, this weekend...
FAO y ActionAid International definen su alianza para combatir la inseguridad alimentaria
27 Nov 2014
Roma, 25 de noviembre de 2014 – FAO y ActionAid Internationalperfilaron las sinergias que darán lugar al inminente Memorando de Entendimiento (MoU) en la reunión celebrada hoy en la sede central de la FAO en Roma. “Queríamos identificar las capacidades específicas de ActionAid y unirlas con las actividades de la FAO en un esfuerzo para profundizar en la implementación de los Objetivos Estratégicos a través de las Iniciativas Regionales y las actividades a nivel país,” dijo Rodrigo Castañeda, Jefe de la Unidad de Asociaciones FAO. Según la directora del programa internacional de ActionAid International,...
Developing countries engage in a
26 Nov 2014
UN Radio - Interview with Dr Festus Akinnifesi - 26 November 2014 - The promotion of development around the world is no longer based solely on developed countries helping developing ones, according to a senior official of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization...
Improving nutrition is a public good and a responsibility of all - FAO welcomes support from leading Italian mobility companies to ICN2
19 Nov 2014
Malnutrition is one of the greatest threats to people’s health and well-being. It imposes unacceptably high health, social and economic costs, especially on women, children and the elderly, and more broadly on families and society. Improving nutrition, and ensuring everyone has access to a healthy diet, is not the responsibility of the individual alone. Nutrition is a public issue that must be addressed primarily by governments, in collaboration with other stakeholders including civil society, the private sector and academia. In this partnership framework, FAO especially welcomes the support of Italian transport giants Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), Ferrovie dello Stato...