Resource Partners
19 Oct 2020
On 29 September 2020, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) authorized an exceptional voluntary contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) of EUR 2.8 million. This year, Spain has generously increased its voluntary contributions and broadened the spectrum of international cooperation to support actions that can help alleviate the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable populations. This includes enhancing food security, protecting the livelihoods of impacted farming families, and improving the resilience of rural communities, as well as activities aligned to achieving...
Parliamentary alliances
15 Oct 2020
How the EU Parliament’s Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition translates political will into action for better food systems
Brussels - In recent years, parliamentarians in Europe and other regions of the world have formed alliances to step up efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition globally, while making food systems more sustainable, inclusive and resilient. The European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition,  was created in 2016 as an initiative of and under the auspices of FAO, is an alliance of currently 30 members of the European Parliament formed with the aim to achieve the objectives encompassed in the Sustainable Development Goals and in particular, SDG2 (end hunger). “The European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition always works to keep food security...
Private Sector
15 Oct 2020
How young food heroes are using technology to improve coffee-growing methods
For Diego Urbano, an 18-year-old student in southern Colombia, coffee is in his blood. He was born into a coffee-producing family and now, after joining a project boosting the use of technology in the sector, he is passionate about continuing that tradition - with an innovative twist. “As young people, we want to continue building our future in the countryside – by being innovative in the way we produce, market and consume,” Diego says. As part of the project, Diego and 29 other students from the Educational Institution La Victoria were trained in coffee harvesting, filtration and barista processes to encourage young...
15 Oct 2020
The world’s demand for fish is growing: over the last thirty years, there has been a 122% rise in fish consumption globally. In 2018, global capture fisheries recorded a catch of 96.4 million tonnes, the highest recorded total to date.   Small-scale fisheries play an important part in meeting this demand. They are present in all parts of the world, and the vast majority of their catch is destined for local human consumption. The sector provides an important contribution to nutrition, food security, sustainable livelihoods and poverty alleviation, especially in developing countries. In recognition of the important role they play, the...
Parliamentary alliances
05 Oct 2020
Santiago/Rome – FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today met the Regional Coordinator of the Parliamentary Front against Hunger (PFH) in Latin America and the Caribbean, Jairo Flores, who is also a Deputy of the Congress in Guatemala, to discuss ways of strengthening the collaboration between FAO and Parliaments in the region to fight poverty, hunger and...