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FAO and ActionAid International continue shaping their upcoming partnership to fight food insecurity
27 Nov 2014

25 November 2014, Rome – FAO and ActionAid International strengthened synergies for an upcoming Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a technical meeting held today in Rome at FAO Headquarters.

“We wanted to identify specific capacities of ActionAid and match them with FAO activities in an effort to further the implementation of the Strategic Objectives through the Regional Initiatives and country level activities,” said Rodrigo Castañeda, Chief of Partnerships FAO.

According to the International Programme Manager of ActionAid International, Ruchi Tripathi,

the meeting offered the opportunity for a knowledge exchange. “We want to...

Developing countries engage in a
26 Nov 2014

UN Radio - Interview with Dr Festus Akinnifesi - 26 November 2014 - The promotion of development around the world is no longer based solely on developed countries helping developing ones, according to a senior official of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization...

Improving nutrition is a public good and a responsibility of all - FAO welcomes support from leading Italian mobility companies to ICN2
19 Nov 2014

Malnutrition is one of the greatest threats to people’s health and well-being. It imposes unacceptably high health, social and economic costs, especially on women, children and the elderly, and more broadly on families and society.

Improving nutrition, and ensuring everyone has access to a healthy diet, is not the responsibility of the individual alone. Nutrition is a public issue that must be addressed primarily by governments, in collaboration with other stakeholders including civil society, the private sector and academia.

In this partnership framework, FAO especially welcomes the support of Italian transport giants Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), Ferrovie dello Stato...

Conference promotes knowledge sharing among developing nations
19 Nov 2014

CCTV America - 19 November 2014, Washington D.C. - Hundreds of representatives from the southern hemisphere of the world gathered in the United States today to discuss ways to improve the lives of developing nations through sustainable agriculture. CCTV America’s Frances Kuo reported this story from Washington D.C...

FAO sets wheels in motion to help launch 2015 world forum on access to land
14 Nov 2014

2nd meeting of the organizing committee on access to land calls for civil society organizations and governmental institutions to mobilize and launch global debate on land tenure and investment agreements 

 

The International Organizing Committee of the World Forum on Access to Land and Natural Resources (WFAL) held its second meeting at FAO’s headquarters in Rome earlier this month, encouraging a discussion on solutions to help improve poor farmers’ access to land, water and natural resources.  

Signatories of the WFAL call for a global forum on the subject to be held next year to...