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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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
25 Feb 2015
A cooperative of women in Ethiopia is set to reach the international market thanks to a partnership between Italian gourmet food store Eataly and FAO. The two joined forces in 2013 to support family farmers around the globe in boosting their production and finding ways to reach new overseas customers. The work with the women's cooperative is one example of this collaboration.For a few years Tsega Gebrekidan...
25 Feb 2015
粮农组织和中华人民共和国一致同意加强协作,保护标志性传统农作系统,如壮观的云南哈尼稻作梯田。   双方最近签署了一项新的《谅解备忘录》:“通过南南合作框架下开展的能力建设促进实施全球重要农业文化遗产系统计划”,在粮农组织全球重要农业文化遗产系统计划范围内加强合作。   粮农组织正在与其全球、区域和国家合作伙伴积极开展合作,确定、支持和保护由农业、林业、渔业和畜牧业传统系统构成的全球重要农业文化遗产系统。这项工作注重小生产者、家庭农民、土著居民和当地社区在保护和可持续利用生物多样性和遗传资源方面的关键作用。   “自2002年粮农组织启动全球重要农业文化遗产项目以来,该举措为保护生物多样性、弘扬本土农业知识、振兴农村地区发展和帮助农民增收发挥着重要和积极的作用,并为实现全球粮食安全和农业可持续发展提供了新方法,”中国农业部国际合作司司长王鹰先生说。   “中国是全球重要农业文化遗产系统计划的创始国之一,对该项目给予了坚定不懈的支持,”参加仪式的粮农组织土地及水利司司处长阿舒里说。  
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...