Parliamentary alliances
07 Dec 2020
ncreasing investment in agriculture and, more importantly, improving the quality of investment so that it benefits those most in need, is one of the most effective strategies for reducing hunger and poverty, and it is crucial to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.FAO Deputy Director-General Beth Bechdol, FAO Director for Partnerships and UN Collaboration Marcella Villarreal, and FAO Director in Brussels Rodrigo de Lapuerta, were joined by Members of the European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition, European Commission representatives, the German Council presidency and partners to discuss how investment can contribute to sustainable and inclusive development.
South-south Cooperation
03 Dec 2020
A high-level symposium tackles bottlenecks faced by farmers seeking access to financial systems
Recently, FAO, the Chinese Academy of Financial Inclusion (CAFI) and the Improving Capacity Building in Rural Finance (CABFIN) jointly held the virtual symposium Development of Inclusive Rural Digital Finance Services: China’s Experience and International Organization’s Practices. More than 30 speakers from China, Uganda, Kenya and international organizations participated, focusing on three themes: policy support environment; financial regulatory measures; and innovative case studies. Digital financial services (DFS) have become a key driving factor for developing countries and emerging market to enhance financial inclusion. In rural areas, DFS reaches youth, women, and marginalised groups more widely and effectively, helping farmers to...
Resource Partners
02 Dec 2020
FAO and the Government of Israel have signed a new Agreement to support the newly launched Food Coalition, which aims to mobilize financial resources, innovation and technical expertise, promote advocacy initiatives and establish a neutral space for dialogue among diverse and key stakeholders in support of countries most in need. Since the historic formation of the Food Coalition, Israel has been actively participating and committed voluntary financial contributions. The Food Coalition supports innovative COVID-19 and post crisis initiatives, identified in the context of various synergistic lines of action (provided through action sheets). Not...
Private Sector
30 Nov 2020
Порт-Морсби/Рим - В рамках мер по оказанию поддержки мелким фермерским хозяйствам и созданию более инклюзивных агропродовольственных производственно-сбытовых цепочек в Папуа - Новой Гвинее ФАО в сотрудничестве со старейшим национальным производителем продуктов питания "Парадайс Фудс Лтд" реализует финансирующуюся Европейским Союзом программу "СТРЕЙТ".Подписанный сегодня новый Меморандум о взаимопонимании направлен на развитие более инклюзивных и устойчивых производственно-сбытовых цепочек в секторе какао и создание возможностей для получения мелкими фермерскими хозяйствами доходов посредством повышения качества, улучшения доступа на рынки и разработки схем сертификации продукции."Взаимодействие с местным частным сектором и его эффективная связь с мелкими хозяйствами является ключевым элементом долгосрочного устойчивого развития...
South-south Cooperation
25 Nov 2020
The 2020 International Seminar on Global Poverty Reduction Partnerships was held in Longnan city, Gansu province, China, on Nov. 24. More than 100 participants from governments, academia, international organizations, NGOs, and the private sector attended the seminar. High-level representatives from the UN, officials from developing countries in Latin America and Africa attended the seminar online.