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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.


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...

Renforcement de la coopération entre la FAO et Universidade Aberta
28 Jul 2014

Lisbonne - L'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) et l'Universidade Aberta (UAB) du Portugal ont signé un protocole d'accord pour renforcer leur coopération afin de développer les initiatives conjointes visant à éradiquer la faim, l'insécurité alimentaire et la malnutrition. Les initiatives régionales seront prises en compte par le renforcement du développement des capacités grâce à des projets de recherche communs et des événements de vulgarisation technique, éducatifs et universitaires. 

L'accord a été signé par le recteur de l'UAB, Paulo Maria Bastos da Silva Dias, et le fonctionnaire de liaison d'information au Portugal FAO, Hélder Muteia. Le Bureau de...