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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
23 Jun 2014
23 June 2014, Rome - A recent side event during the Council last week promoted South-South Cooperation (SSC) as a cost-effective means to addressing food insecurity, showcased FAO’s role as a facilitator and voiced the need for broadened partnerships. SSC is the mutual sharing and exchange of key development solutions – knowledge, technology, policies, and resources, between and among countries of the South. Global demand for...
20 Jun 2014
20 de junio de 2014, Roma - Representantes de la sociedad civil, el sector privado y el sector académico se han reunido hoy en la sede de la FAO en Roma con los representantes de los gobiernos de los países miembros de la FAO para debatir sobre la Segunda Conferencia Internacional sobre Nutrición (CIN2) que la FAO y la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) organizan de forma conjunta del 19 al 21 de noviembre. La reunión es una iniciativa de la FAO, a petición de los estados miembros, para implicar a los actores no gubernamentales en el proceso de la CIN2. “La...
18 Jun 2014
8 June 2014, Marseille/Rome - The World Water Council (WWC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to intensify their collaboration in a bid to strengthen global water and food security.Long-time partners, the two organizations will expand their joint work on a number of fronts, including: knowledge and technology development to enhance water productivity; the education of water management professionals and building human capital development in the water sector; and promoting sound water policymaking and better cooperation within the water and irrigated agriculture sectors.FAO and WWC share the view that water...
16 Jun 2014
16 June 2014, Windhoek - A new agreement to boost agricultural production as well as tackle food and nutrition insecurity in Namibia, has been launched today. The USD$ 1.5 million agreement signed by the Governments of Namibia and China in together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will run for two years...