12 May 2020
24-hour digital marathon looks at sustainable solutions for the planet
Together with the Future Food Institute, FAO’s eLearning Academy
South-south Cooperation
06 May 2020
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) initiative aims to safeguard the world’s threatened agricultural heritage by promoting, at the global level, the identification, conservation and international recognition of remarkable agricultural heritage sites and their associated landscapes, agricultural biodiversity, knowledge systems and cultures.  The FAO–China South-South Cooperation (SSC) project: Strengthening the Implementation of the GIAHS Initiative through Capacity Development has promoted exchanges of experiences and technical knowledge among over 100 participating countries.  The project has implemented a systematic and substantial capacity development programme through global conferences, training courses and seminars. These have focused...
04 May 2020
Renewed partnerships with academia and research institutions focus on knowledge-sharing, innovation and sustainable natural resource management
Rome - FAO currently has more than seventy partnerships with academia and research institutions worldwide, which help the Organization to provide the next generation with the tools and knowledge needed to create a more sustainable future. FAO recently renewed partnerships with five key academic and research institutions in Europe, Latin America, the Near East and the Asia-Pacific region, which will focus on capacity development, knowledge exchange and technical support in the areas of sustainable natural resource management, landscape restoration and agricultural innovation. Access to knowledge and education is the priority in FAO’s partnership with the
South-south Cooperation
30 Apr 2020
A delegation of ten people led by the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAEP) went to Mahitsy on April 23, 2020 to inspect the cultivated hybrid rice on a 40 hectare plot, which will be harvested at the end of April. The first sowing of Weichu 902-3 hybrid rice specie was carried out in December 2019. The seeds were produced by the Yuan Madagascar company and supplied by the South-South Cooperation (SSC) project launched in Madagascar since October 2019. The project is funded for two years by the FAO-China SSC Programme, and coordinated and implemented by the MAEP. This project...
South-south Cooperation
23 Apr 2020
What exactly is the Bioeconomy and what is the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) doing to promote its sustainable and circular implementation? Bioeconomy is generally understood as “the production, utilization and conservation of biological resources, including related knowledge, science, technology and innovation, to provide information, products, processes and services across all economic sectors aiming towards a sustainable economy”. Bioeconomy, if done sustainably, can comprehensively address interconnected societal challenges such as food security, fossil-resource dependence, natural resource scarcity and climate change, while achieving sustainable economic development, and supporting the achievement of many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To this end, the...