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Graziano da Silva se reúne con el presidente de Unilever
19 Feb 2014

El director general de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, y el presidente ejecutivo de Unilever, Paul Polman, han dialogado sobre la importancia de apoyar a los pequeños agricultores en su encuentro de hoy en la sede central de la FAO.

“Esta reunión ha sido una oportunidad para analizar problemas mundiales que necesitamos resolver, entre los que la seguridad alimentaria es una de las prioridades en nuestra agenda,” afirmó el presidente de Unilever. “Es inaceptable que a día de hoy casi 1.000 millones de personas se vayan con hambre a la cama. Este hecho convierte a la FAO en un socio...

FAO and the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) sign a collaboration agreement.
19 Feb 2014

FAO and the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) will step up its ongoing cooperation on areas such as capacity development, gender and nutrition. The Chief of the Research and Extension Unit in FAO, Mr. Andrea Sonnino, and the Deputy Director of Agridea, Ms Sylvie Aubert, as well as the Deputy Head of Department Rural Development, Markets and International of Agridea, Mr. Ernst Bollinger and the Chair of GFRAS, Mr. Francesco Aguirre, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the 19th of February 2014 which will allow the two organizations to formalize a long standing collaboration. 

“FAO has been...

France to collaborate on FAO strategic objectives
04 Feb 2014

FAO and French research institutions will step up cooperation in key research areas and coordinate their actions within the global framework of FAO’s renewed strategy. Two agreements signed today cover a broad spectrum of joint activities, including agro-ecology, biodiversity, animal health, food loss, agrarian reforms and genetic resources, which will contribute to FAO’s Strategic Objectives.

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, Agreenium President Marion Guillou, and International Cooperation Center in Agronomic Research for Development (CIRAD) President Michel Eddi signed the agreements during a visit of a high-level French delegation to FAO headquarters.

The agreements aim to strengthen and develop a...

Francia colaborará con los objetivos estratégicos de la FAO
03 Feb 2014

Roma, 3 de febrero de 2014 – La FAO y las instituciones francesas de investigación dan un paso adelante en su cooperación en áreas clave de investigación y coordinarán sus actividades dentro del marco de la estrategia renovada de la FAO. Hoy se han firmado dos acuerdos que cubren un amplio espectro de actividades conjuntas, que incluyen la agroecología, biodiversidad, salud animal, pérdida de alimentos, reformas agrarias y recursos genéticos que contribuirán a los objetivos estratégicos de la FAO.

El director general de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, la presidenta de Agreenium, Marion Guillou, y el presidente del Centro Internacional...

Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar: AMARC y la FAO unen sus fuerzas
03 Feb 2014

En el contexto del Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar 2014 (AIAF), la Asociación Mundial de Radios Comunitarias (AMARC) ha unido sus fuerzas con la FAO para lanzar una campaña de sensibilización dirigida a las asociaciones de campesinos y la población rural. El principal objetivo es utilizar la radio comunitaria como plataforma para compartir información con la comunidad agrícola e involucrarla más a fondo en el debate sobre el papel clave que desempeña la agricultura familiar en el desarrollo económico y social. La campaña comienza hoy mismo y está previsto que continúe durante todo 2014. Consistirá en una...

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24 Jan 2014

24 January 2014, Rome - Angola, Brazil and FAO are to work closely together to strengthen food security in the Southern African country by boosting its agricultural and veterinary research...

Japan Meiji University and FAO to work together on education and knowledge sharing
21 Jan 2014

One of Japan’s top-ranked and most popular private universities is teaming up with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve the regional knowledge base and promote a joint effort to fight against hunger and under-nutrition, the FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific announced today.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by FAO’s Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific and Ken-ichi Fukumiya, President of Meiji University.

“This is a strong and meaningful partnership with one of Japan’s most respected and most popular universities,” said Konuma. “The signing of this MoU further strengthens...

Japan Meiji University and FAO to work together on education and knowledge sharing
21 Jan 2014

One of Japan’s top-ranked and most popular private universities is teaming up with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve the regional knowledge base and promote a joint effort to fight against hunger and under-nutrition, the FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific announced today.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by FAO’s Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific and Ken-ichi Fukumiya, President of Meiji University.

“This is a strong and meaningful partnership with one of Japan’s most respected and most popular universities,” said Konuma. “The signing of this MoU further strengthens...

FAO and Mississippi State University sign collaboration agreement
10 Jan 2014

FAO and Mississippi State University (MSU) will step up cooperation on FAO’s new Global Aquaculture Advancement Partnership (GAAP) programme and FAO’s Emergency Preparedness and Response (EMPRES) programme to improve the capacity of developing countries in fish health and aquaculture.

 FAO Deputy Director-General Daniel Gustafson and the President of the Mississippi State University (MSU), Mark Keenum, signed a joint declaration in the presence of FAO’s Director of the Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development (OPC), Marcela Villarreal. This joint declaration strenghthens the existing Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two organizations in 2010 and paves the way for cooperation in specific...

FAO and Mississippi State University sign collaboration agreement
10 Jan 2014

FAO and Mississippi State University (MSU) will step up cooperation on FAO’s new Global Aquaculture Advancement Partnership (GAAP) programme and FAO’s Emergency Preparedness and Response (EMPRES) programme to improve the capacity of developing countries in fish health and aquaculture.

 FAO Deputy Director-General Daniel Gustafson and the President of the Mississippi State University (MSU), Mark Keenum, signed a joint declaration in the presence of FAO’s Director of the Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development (OPC), Marcela Villarreal. This joint declaration strenghthens the existing Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two organizations in 2010 and paves the way for cooperation in specific...