Parliamentary alliances
14 Aug 2020
Parliamentarians gather to examine their role in mitigating the gender-differentiated impacts of COVID-19 on food systems
On July 22, parliamentarians met with members of farmers’ organizations and rural women’s networks for a virtual dialogue on advancing gender equality in the context of family farming. The discussion centred on the potential of rural women to contribute to sustainable agriculture and food systems, and addressed both the challenges they currently face and the actions that parliamentarians can take to support rural women entrepreneurs and women family farmers, during the current COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.The virtual meeting was the second in a series of dialogues organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),...
Parliamentary alliances
12 Aug 2020
Santiago, Chile – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Parliament of Latin America and the Caribbean (PARLATINO) have released a declaration on increasing responsible investment in agriculture and food systems in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.  "This crisis is an unprecedented opportunity to rethink the way our agriculture and food systems work, in order to adopt recovery measures that allow the economies of all countries in the region to be rebuilt with equality," said Jorge Pizarro, President of PARLATINO. "We want to build a more participatory and humane development...
Parliamentary alliances
11 Aug 2020
Signature du projet «Contribution de l'Alliance parlementaire de Sao Tomé et Principe à la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle dans le contexte du défi Faim Zéro et de l'impact de COVID-19»
Sao Tomé - La mise en place de cadres législatifs adéquats nécessite d’une part une volonté politique et d’autre part une action parlementaire, consolidées par une  collaboration multisectorielle mais également une sensibilisation accrue du législateur en direction du public, ainsi que des pouvoirs exécutif et judiciaire.
10 Aug 2020
On 31 July, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), based in Uganda, brought together representatives of universities, research institutions, family farmer organizations, and government agencies for a virtual meeting to discuss and reflect on how universities and research institutions in Africa can support family farmers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.Family farming, which predominantly relies on family labour, provides livelihoods to over 70 percent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa and accounts for 85 percent of the investments in agriculture in terms of...
03 Aug 2020
Accra – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office for Africa has launched an Africa regional COVID-19 response package and called for greater partnerships and investments to strengthen the region’s food security and agriculture during and after the pandemic. The launch took place at today’s Online Regional Dialogue on the COVID-19 response, hosted by FAO. The dialogue brought together development partners, government representatives, technical experts, the private sector, civil society, producer organizations, research institutions and others to consult on priority areas in the COVID-19 response and recovery, and to discuss opportunities to deepen partnerships in the...