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Sweden’s Aura Light pledges revenue share to food security cause
18 Feb 2015

For the next three years, Swedish lighting company Aura Light will donate 1 percent of its revenues on all sustainable lighting installation and products sold in southern European retail outlets to the global effort to eliminate hunger.

Aura Light International CEO Martin Malmros and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today signed a partnership agreement that will channel a portion of the company’s sales in Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal to FAO, where they will support specific projects related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, food security and sustainability.

“Sustainability and social responsibility comes naturally to us, so I am very proud to...

“Land issues also affect Europe and Central Asia”
29 Jan 2015

29 January 2015, Rome – The European Coordination of La Via Campesina (ECVC) today presented its conclusions on common land issues in Europe and Central Asia regarding progress on the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on Land Tenure (VGGT).

 “Despite our perception, we have observed strong dynamics of concentration of land and land grabbing also taking place in Europe. Agricultural lands are being transformed into non-agricultural use at a fast pace. We have also noticed a problem on access to land for small scale farmers, young, and prospective farmers,” said...

Coalition for Africa Rice Development member states vouch for reliable statistics on rice production
19 Jan 2015

19 January 2015, Kampala – Member countries of the Coalition for Africa Rice Development (CARD) launched a new project aimed at improving capacity of these countries for timely collection and provision of reliable statistics on rice...

Brazil offers an extra $17 million to FAO projects as new government takes helm
31 Dec 2014

31 December 2014, Rome - Brazil has added $17 million in funding to projects undertaken in its ongoing partnership with FAO, highlighting the Latin American country's role as a key regional and global contributor to the fight against hunger...

South-South Cooperation: “A relationship among equals”
15 Dec 2014

15 December 2014, Rome/Marrakesh - Horizontal cooperation between countries of the global South is increasingly important to meeting the sustainable development challenges of our time, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at the first International Conference on South-South Cooperation in Marrakesh, Morocco, this weekend...