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Rabobank Foundation and FAO to expand partnership
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.
Registration now open for the 8th session of the Khalifa International Date Palm award
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...
瑞典宜家与粮农组织在可持续森林管理领域开展合作
03 Jun 2015
粮农组织和宜家(IKEA)今天商定将在越南合作开展一项森林认证计划,促进人工林的可持续管理和加强森林社区的能力。
Indigenous peoples and FAO start joint work with the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure
28 May 2015
The first capacity building programme designed with and for indigenous peoples on the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) will start its activities next week. FAO’s programme will bring together 24 indigenous leaders and experts from Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama, who will work together for one year. The training will take place in Nicaragua’s North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, where the Center for Autonomy and Development of Indigenous Peoples (CADPI, Centro para la Autonomía y Desarrollo de los Pueblos...
FAO and Indigenous peoples measure food insecurity
26 May 2015
Representatives from different indigenous peoples (Aymara, Embera–Wounaan, Guaraní, Kichwa, K’iche, Macushi, Miskita, Náhuatl, Zapoteco) from Latin America shared during two days their knowledge about food security with FAO statisticians to develop new methods that could measure food insecurity in indigenous communities.
FAO and Caritas advocate ending hunger by 2025
19 May 2015
19 May 2015, Milan – FAO joined the inaugural day for Caritas at the Expo Milan 2015. Rolf Hackbart, Deputy Director of the Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development, represented FAO and advocated the fight to end hunger together with Caritas. The event focused on family and small-scale farming. “We need to change the way we relate to land. Family farming is so important to do this,” said Hackbart. Hackbart encouraged the strengthening of rural livelihoods in terms of education, training, health and access to natural resources. “This is why we need to change the current system, geared...
Engaging academia to end hunger and poverty
13 May 2015
FAO and the John Cabot University agree on “Communicating to Inspire Change: Food Security and Sustainability” a summer short course in July 2015 designed to provide University students with a solid and broad background on food security and sustainability so that they may have the key informational foundations to develop methods and tools for “Communicating to Inspire Change.”   The course will be in English. During the second half of 2014, the Office for Corporate Communications in collaboration with the Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development (OPC), FAO, established linkages with a number of Universities worldwide, especially prior to the International...
Agreement between FAO and IULM
28 Apr 2015
FAO is proud to announce a new global flagship partnership with IULM (International University of Languages and Media, Milan). On Monday 20 April, Mario Lubetkin, Director of Corporate Communication at FAO signed a strategic agreement with IULM University Chancellor Professor Giovanni Puglisi. The alliance seals a marriage of top-level skills: FAO's widely recognized know-how in the field of nutrition and the educational excellence of IULM. In particular, in this the year of the Universal Exposition of Milan, FAO and the University will be offering thirty students the opportunity to follow a course titled “Communicating to Inspire Change: harnessing the bounties of...
Representantes de alto nivel del sector financiero español comprometen su apoyo a la FAO
14 Apr 2015
14 de abril de 2015, Roma - El Club de Exportadores e Inversores Españoles visitó hoy la sede central de la FAO en Roma para profundizar sobre los instrumentos financieros necesarios para asegurar la seguridad alimentaria y el desarrollo a través de la sostenibilidad de las alianzas público-privadas La reunión da seguimiento a la “estrecha y fructífera colaboración”, según afirmó Marcela Villarreal, Directora de la División de Asociaciones, Promoción Institucional y Desarrollo de Capacidades en FAO, de la alianza firmada por ambas partes en noviembre de 2013. Este acuerdo tiene por objetivo principal aunar esfuerzos en la promoción...
“We are impressed to see such significant results in terms of productivity increase”says Rabobank Foundation Managing Director
09 Apr 2015
Since the agreement between FAO and Rabobank Foundation was signed in 2013, the two organizations have made great progress in joint programs in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. The cooperation is based on the complementarity of the two organizations. Where FAO has extensive knowledge and experience in agricultural development, the Foundation can provide loans to help small-scale farmers access finances from existing financial institutions in their countries. It can also provide a track record for potential future financing by financial institutions. In addition, both FAO and the Rabobank Foundation have experience in providing capacity building in areas related to their...
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