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Parliamentary alliances
07 May 2019
Senator Guido Girardi shares updates on the effects of the law during a visit to FAO
Rome – Senator Guido Girardi, author of the Chile’s food labeling law, recently visited FAO for a working meeting with the Parliamentary Alliances team of the Partnerships division, taking the opportunity to present an update on the impact of the law.  The Chilean food labeling law, which entered into force in 2016, was the first of its kind and an important example of the role that parliamentarians can play in improving food security and nutrition. The law requires foods that exceed specified limits of sodium, sugar, and saturated fats to be clearly labeled as such, and imposes certain restrictions on advertising...
Parliamentary alliances
01 May 2019
Achieving the SDGs under the challenge of climate change
The global fight against poverty and hunger is far from over. Hunger has been on the rise due to a combination of factors including conflict, economic downturn and climate shocks: in 2017, the number of undernourished people is estimated to have reached 821 million, 41 million more than three years ago. Against this backdrop, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has begun to engage with parliamentarians and other non-state actors, redoubling its efforts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, and strengthening partnerships in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  As part of this initiative, and...
Parliamentary alliances
17 Apr 2019
New Parliamentary Alliance will strengthen political commitment and accountability
Arusha – Recognizing the lack of progress in improving food security and nutrition situation in Eastern Africa, parliamentarians from nine nations have pledged to urge their governments to intensify their battle against food insecurity, malnutrition and hunger by enacting sound legislation and allocating adequate resources. During their first Annual Meeting, held from 15 to 17 April 2019 in Arusha, Tanzania, members of the newly-formed “Eastern African Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" (EAPA FSN) expressed...
South-south Cooperation
16 Apr 2019
A team from the Brazilian Agricultural Research Company (EMBRAPA, in its Portuguese acronym), visited the city of Praia, Cabo Verde, from 1 to 6 April 2019, in the framework of a South-South Cooperation (SSC) activity. The initiative aimed at sharing knowledge and information with experts from Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau and Mozambique on the sustainable control and integrated management of the Fall Armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda. The participants learned about...
02 Apr 2019
FAO and University of Turin re-confirm partnership to support mountain ecosystems
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the University of Turin have agreed to continue collaboration to promote sustainable development in mountain regions. The partnership, which promotes education and knowledge sharing in cooperation with the university’s Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences Department, aims to equip people with the necessary skills to address the unique challenges faced by mountain ecosystems. Mountain ecosystems play a fundamental role in the global context, providing water, energy and biodiversity to more than half of the world’s population.