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07 Sep 2016
7 September 2016, Rome - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and FAO have signed a $15 million agreement aimed at boosting the capacity of developing countries to track key agricultural data -information that is essential to good policymaking and that will help track progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
02 Sep 2016
Guadalupe Valdez, a prominent Dominican economist and former Congresswoman, has been named Special Ambassador for Zero Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, in recognition of her contributions to the fulfilment of the right to food throughout the region. The Zero Hunger Challenge is a global initiative launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and aims to eradicate hunger worldwide. "My pledge to fight to eradicate hunger and malnutrition is a non-negotiable ethical commitment, not only to my country but to all peoples of the world," Guadalupe...
25 Aug 2016
The Parliamentarians, who gathered together in San José, Costa Rica, are working to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, and especially the Goal2 which aims at ending hunger and malnutrition by 2030. The first meeting of Mesoamerica's Parliamentary Fronts and Colombia will strengthen their cooperation, exchange experiences and define the priority areas of the legislative agendas of Mesoamerica and Colombia. During the meeting, the Parliamentary Fronts against Hunger of Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica,...
01 Aug 2016
FAO, the Pan-African Parliament and the Parliamentary Front against Hunger together for Food and Nutrition Security in Africa Johannesburg - The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) delivered a workshop with PAP Parliamentarians in South Africa, to advance...
20 Jul 2016
Qu’est-ce qui a poussé Tini Jack et son conjoint Gelling, un couple des Îles Cook, à abandonner des postes confortables dans l’administration avec des salaires garantis pour planter des aliments de base? Ils ont eu l’occasion de créer une entreprise florissante. De nos jours, le secteur agroindustriel des Îles Cook présente un potentiel élevé de développement qui répond spécifiquement à une demande largement insatisfaite du marché. Pendant des décennies, les agriculteurs ont quitté leurs terres pour le secteur tertiaire. À l’heure actuelle l’agriculture est encore en grande partie de petite échelle. Ces tendances ont conduit à une chute préoccupante de la production...