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Fao-Academia
10 May 2019
Rome Building on years of successful partnership, FAO and Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) have agreed to continue in partnership for another five years, focusing on improving food security, livelihoods, and resilience in an effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. With 11 universities and seven state agencies, Texas A&M is one of the largest systems of higher education in the United States. It is renowned for its expertise and research in several areas that complement FAO’s mandate, including agriculture, natural resources and plant and animal health. In 2014, FAO and Texas A&M established a formal partnership to work together on...
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...
Fao-Academia
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.
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