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10 Oct 2014
Plus de 200 représentants de la société civile se réuniront ce week-end pour discuter des questions relatives à la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition lors du Forum annuel 2014 du Mécanisme de la Société Civile (MSC), au siège de la FAO, pour se préparer pour la session plénière du Comité de la sécurité alimentaire mondiale (CSA) de l'ONU, qui commencera le lundi 13 Octobre. C'est la troisième année consécutive que la FAO accueille le Forum annuel MSC. Le Forum de cette année commémore Chandrika Sharma, renommée défenseur des droits des pêcheurs et ancien participant du MSC, qui...
08 Oct 2014
8 October 2014, Rome – “Civil society has played a key role in the implementation of the Guidelines and has contribuited to including the Right to Adequate Food in the constitutions of 28 countries,” stated Jomo K. Sundaram, Assistant Director General – Coordinator for Economic and Social Development Department, FAO, during the presentation of the report by The Right to Food and Nutrition Watch Consortium this morning at FAO Headquarters. The 2014 Watch analyzes the “gains, concerns and struggles,” in the past ten years since the Voluntary Guidelines on the Right to Adequate Food were approved by the FAO...
08 Oct 2014
7 October 2014, Rome - FAO and the Brazilian government signed an agreement today in Rome under which Brazil commits to give $ 150 000 to the Multilateral Trust Fund of the International Year of Family Farming, managed by the Organization. The funds will be used to support the participation of the civil society in the 2014 Global Dialogue on Family Farming, to be held on 25 and 26 October in Rome, and the development of a web-based platform that will include publications, policies and laws related to family farming. The agreement will also benefit the creation of a...
08 Oct 2014
8 October 2014, Rome – Viet Nam stands ready to send experts to other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America to assist in food production and other areas of agricultural development, the country's Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, said today following a meeting with FAO’s Director-General...
02 Oct 2014
Rome - As soil degradation, pests and livestock diseases continue to pose major threats to food security and food safety worldwide, there’s an increasing role for peaceful applications of nuclear technologies in food and agricultural development.  This was the message conveyed by partners at an event highlighting successes of 50 years of the Joint Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, a strategic partnership between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and FAO created in 1964. “The world may have changed since then, but the need, through technology, to provide more, better and safer food while sustaining...