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06 Sep 2015
6 September 2015, Durban, South Africa – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and ActionAid International, a globe-spanning NGO, have agreed to embark on new joint program of work that will focus on empowering rural people. Under the terms of a partnership agreement signed here today, the two organizations will collaborate closely to improve the livelihoods of rural communities and promote the right to...
02 Sep 2015
2 September 2015, Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and MasterCard are joining forces to create an innovative new alliance against hunger. A new partnership agreement, signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Walt Macnee, Vice Chairman of MasterCard, at FAO headquarters, paves the way for a collaborative effort that will develop inclusive payment systems to support small-scale farmers and poor families. Among other activities, the collaboration will explore ways to provide credit or...
31 Aug 2015
31 August 2015, Stockholm/Rome – FAO and the Swedish-based development cooperation organization We Effect have agreed to work together to strengthen small-scale forest and farm producers’ organizations in developing countries so they can access land and markets and improve the livelihoods of their members.
24 Aug 2015
24 August 2015, Rome – Agencies of the United Nations and Member States will gather with groups from the private and civil society sectors to discuss South-South policy in Macao, China this week.  The three-day forum, entitled: “Scaling-up global support for South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the context of the post-2015 development agenda,” is being organized by the General Assembly High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation and other strategic partners. Stakeholders are expected to address South-South policy, with special focus on partnership building, innovative financing and how to build on the successes achieved to-date. The world has undergone a major economic and political transformation...
05 Aug 2015
August 4, 2015, Milan – Officers from FAO participated in the activities, yesterday and today, of the Chilean Family Farming Week, organized by the Instituto de Desarrollo Agropecuario de Chile (INDAP) within the framework of the Expo Milan 2015 global fair. The activities, that took place during five days, aim to sensitize and revalue the rural world and rural culture...
20 Jul 2015
Kuehne Foundation and FAO signed an agreement last year to cooperate in supporting rural livelihoods through improved logistics. The combined capacities of both organizations increase the impact of their respective efforts to reduce food losses and waste. Kuehne Foundation and FAO are working together to respond to the increasing amount of crises and emergencies to increase the resilience of livelihoods from disasters. Martin Willhaus, Managing director from Kuehne Foundation reflects on the results of the partnership so far and the importance of boosting public-private partnerships as FAO is doing. Why is enhancing logistics in the agro-food systems so important...
08 Jul 2015
8 July 2015, Rome -- Autogrill, the multinational company known for its motorway and airport restaurants in 30 countries, is partnering with FAO to cut down food waste and losses and support the introduction of products of small-scale farmers in developing countries, the UN agency announced today. Under the three-year agreement, FAO will provide Autogrill with tools to track and reduce food losses and waste across its more than 4000 stores and design information materials and campaigns to raise awareness among Autogrill customers worldwide about waste reduction. "We're excited to collaborate with a major multinational restaurant chain like Autogrill on making its market...
22 Jun 2015
22 June, 2015, Utrecht - FAO and the Dutch Rabobank Foundation will scale up their collaboration after two years of successful initiatives in East Africa. "This is a flagship partnership for FAO," Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said in an address today to the foodFIRST conference here, which this year is focused on the future of farming and food security in Africa.
08 Jun 2015
Date palms are vital for the livelihoods of people in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other countries in the Near East. They provide sustenance, building materials, shade and a source of income. Since 1965, FAO is proud to be part of the efforts to promote date palms and recognizes that the UAE are at the forefront of regional and international efforts to sustainably produce date palms. In the spring of 2015, two date palm oases in the UAE have joined the growing number of ecosystems that are formally recognized by FAO for their importance as repositories of genetic resources, biodiversity...
07 Jun 2015
7 June 2015, Rome - China and FAO today signed a $50 million agreement to support developing countries in building sustainable food systems and inclusive agricultural value chains, recognizing the growing importance of collaboration between Southern countries in the fight against extreme hunger and poverty...