Parliamentary alliances
01 Apr 2020
The Parliamentary Front Against Hunger calls on countries to keep food production and supply chains alive and support the most vulnerable
Santiago de Chile - The Parliamentary Front against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean today released an open letter calling not to neglect the fight against hunger and malnutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the text, the more than 500 parliamentarians who are part of this legislative network, which receives support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), stated that in Latin American and Caribbean countries "not everybody has the means to feed adequately in a quarantined state, "and called on countries to ensure that food production, processing and supply chains are kept alive". The full letter...
South-south Cooperation
27 Mar 2020
In the last 20 years, project partner countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru, where 80 percent of cotton production is in the hands of family farmers or small-scale agriculture, have faced a decrease in cotton production, affecting the potential of thousands of farming families to generate income. South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) represents an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and experiences, generating innovation in terms of technology and management of the cotton sector in the countries involved in the +Cotton Project. Through the +Cotton Project, a regional network of more than 70 public and private sector...
South-south Cooperation
20 Mar 2020
After more than two decades of increasing collaboration FAO and China established in 2009 the FAO–China South–South Cooperation Programme, with a trust fund of USD 80 million provided by China. Highlighting the voices of beneficiary farmers and smallholders, as well as FAO Director-General QU Dongyu, this video demonstrates the grassroots impact of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme over the last ten years. Farmers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mongolia and Uganda share their experiences with the Programme, describing how it has improved their production, nutrition, environment, and overall life and livelihood.  Key results of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme:  • More...
Parliamentary alliances
16 Mar 2020
Parliamentarians of Eastern Africa nations held their Third Annual General Assembly
Djibouti – Food insecurity and malnutrition will continue to hamper economic development and people’s wellbeing, unless national governments take brave measures to unravel the predicament, said parliamentarians, drawn from 10 Eastern Africa nations.  In their 3rd Annual General Assembly, held from 8 to 10 March 2020 in Djibouti, members of the Eastern Africa Parliamentarian Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (EAPA - FSN), underlined that now was the critical time to enact and enforce laws on food security and nutrition. They noted ensuring the allocation of an adequate share of national budgets for agricultural development and food security programmes is a...
Parliamentary alliances
12 Mar 2020
Engaged and determined after the Brazzaville Forum, parliamentarians from the Central African Republic launch the country's own parliamentary alliance for food security and nutrition
Bangui Office of the Central African Republic Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition: normative framework and action plan FAO, in collaboration with other United Nations agencies and the Network of Parliamentary Alliances for Food Security and Nutrition in Central Africa, organized a day of awareness-raising on food security and nutrition issues for parliamentarians in the Central African Republic. During the event, organized in accordance with the Declaration of Brazzaville, a national parliamentary alliance for food security and nutrition was created.  As guarantors of political and economic commitments, parliamentarians have a central role to play in a region where more than 44.6 million...