18 Jun 2021
FAO celebrates the success of a virtual South-South cooperation capacity building initiative
Harare, 18 June 2021 – Veterinary officials from 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa successfully completed the FAO online course on sharing knowledge and experiences regarding the development of national atlases for tsetse and African animal trypanosomosis (AAT).
16 Jun 2021
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) welcomes a CAD 22.4 million (USD 17.7 million) contribution from Canada to boost the food security and livelihoods of vulnerable communities - especially women, youth and indigenous peoples - reeling from the impacts of COVID-19 in nine countries across Africa and Latin America.
08 Jun 2021
08 June 2021, Philippines – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of the Republic of Korea, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) have launched today an initiative aimed at strengthening the Philippines’ rice value chains and help boost the productivity of smallholder Filipino rice farmers.  In a virtual inception workshop, FAO, MAFRA and Philippine project partners launched and discussed ways forward for the implementation in the country of the “Capacity Development and Experience sharing for Rice Value Chains through South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC)”, a global initiative funded by the...
03 Jun 2021
03/06/2021 City of Belmopan, Belize - Schools are favorable environments for promoting healthy eating habits from childhood and for life, while opening the door to viable market options for family farming, thus contributing to improving national production and the consumption of local foods. The “Mesoamerica Hunger Free AMEXCID-FAO” program has been working hand in hand with the Belizean government in the implementation of a school feeding program following the “Sustainable Schools” model, encouraging rural development.  “Mesoamerica Hunger Free AMEXCID-FAO” is a South-South Cooperation initiative, jointly led by the Government of Mexico, through AMEXCID, and FAO, that works closely with institutions of Belize, Colombia,...
26 May 2021
The year 2021 marks the beginning of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, and Food systems that are healthier, more sustainable and equitable are key to achieving many of the SDGS.COVID-19 also revealed how important resilience of food systems is. However, overall and beyond emergencies and shocks, food systems are unsustainable and it is fundamental that they be drastically transformed.A recent FAO survey has clearly demonstrated the enormous and active role that cities and local governments have played in attenuating the effects of the pandemic on the health and...
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