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Resource Partners
19 Dec 2018
On 12 December 2018, Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), agreed to support FAO projects and programmes over the next four years with SEK 280 million (USD 31 million*). This contribution will bolster the FAO Medium Term Plan 2018-21 and related programme of work and budget, as well as specific programmes designed to enhance the livelihoods of rural women, youth and small-scale fishing communities, and promote the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. Sweden committed SEK 148 million to the revitalized phase of FAO’s Flexible Multi-partner Mechanism** (FMM), a pooled mechanism established...
Resource Partners
13 Dec 2018
Today, at FAO headquarters in Rome, representatives of FAO met with the Directorate General of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid of the Kingdom of Belgium during the bi-annual, bilateral consultations. The partners took stock of results, challenges, and opportunities, and outlined common priorities for the next two years, building on best practices and good experiences ‘on the ground’. A particular focus was put on strengthening the collaboration with private partners and on innovation. In a results-oriented and constructive meeting, FAO and Belgium covered a wide range of topics, such as: development and humanitarian results achieved in the Belgian Cooperation’s focus countries; multi-partner coordination...
South-south Cooperation
06 Dec 2018
6 December 2018, Rome. The signing ceremony of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Tripartite Agreement between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the People’s Republic of China, and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka took place at FAO headquarters on 6 December 2018. The aim of this South-South Cooperation project is to help Sri Lanka boost the production and commercialization of fruit crops among the value chain actors in the country.
Parliamentary alliances
06 Dec 2018
Urgent legislative and policy measures crucial to ensure zero hunger
FAO and parliamentarians from eastern Africa, together with Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)and East African Community (EAC)have called for robust legislative frameworks and increased funding to intensify the fight against hunger and malnutrition in the subregion. Acknowledging the need for specific legal and policy measures to ensure zero hunger, lawmakers noted the criticality of concerted, decisive and urgent actions. Speaking at a meeting organized by FAO to develop a framework to operationalize a subregional Parliamentary Alliance for food and nutrition security, David Phiri, FAO Subregional Coordinator for Eastern Africa noted with concern the increasing trend of global hunger....
Resource Partners
04 Dec 2018
The reports showcase success stories from around the world and highlight the importance of multilateralism and flexible funding to achieve the SDGs
Yesterday, at FAO headquarters in Rome, the Organization launched two new reports, showcasing impact created around the world thanks to FAO’s collaboration with two remarkable partners: Belgium and Sweden. The reports were introduced during a side event of the 160th session of the FAO Council, shedding light on the long-standing, wide-ranging and solid partnership between the Organization and the two countries. The event, which featured interventions by the Permanent Representatives of Belgium, Sweden, Bolivia and Nigeria to FAO, also provided a platform to highlight the importance of multilateralism and flexible funding. “The interconnected nature of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) makes clear...