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01 Jun 2020
Conflict is currently the main driver of food crises around the world: according to the latest release of The Global Report on Food Crises, 77 million people who suffer from acute food insecurity live in places affected by conflict or insecurity. In addition, over 80 percent of humanitarian and development work is carried out in conflict-affected contexts; with this in mind, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) works actively to mainstream...
12 Oct 2019
Rome - « Des partenariats à de multiples niveaux sont essentiels afin de parvenir à un monde sans faim, » a déclaré samedi M. Qu Dongyu, Directeur général de la FAO lors d'une réunion où se sont rencontrés des exposants issus de la société civile et des populations autochtones, qui représentent des petits producteurs et des exploitants familiaux. « Nous avons besoin que l'ensemble de...
27 Aug 2019
Rome/Damas - Slow Food et l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) organisent une tournée d'étude cette semaine dans le nord-ouest de l'Italie avec un groupe d'agricultrices syriennes. Les deux organisations ont uni leurs forces afin d'améliorer les techniques des petites productrices syriennes dans le but d'aider les communautés affectées par les crises...
12 Dec 2017
 Rome, 12 December - FAO and the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC) joined forces to guarantee that future farmers, pastoralists and fishers can meaningfully contribute to decision making processes about food and agriculture. The 4-day training applying participative learning methods was successful in increasing young food producer’s knowledge on viable tools and governance mechanisms related to food and agriculture, and in opening up a space for the young IPC members to exchange experiences and engage in dialogue with FAO representatives, sharing ideas, concerns and proposals. As a result of the training, while recognizing the heterogeneous needs among rural youth, young...
30 Oct 2017
A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between FAO and URGENCI, an international network that supports community agriculture, is poised to deepen the UN agency’s collaboration with global civil society.  The agreement, to be signed on 30 October 2017 by FAO Deputy Director-General for Programmes Daniel Gustafson and Judith Hitchman, President of URGENCI, will formalize the partnership between the two organizations by joining their efforts to map and promote short food-supply chain initiatives in all world regions. By documenting existing practices, methods and good experiences on local and solidarity-based food distribution systems between consumers and producers, the...
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