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22 Nov 2017
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and FAO have announced a three-year Sustainable Agriculture for Economic Resiliency  project in South Sudan, to address widespread food and nutrition deficiencies and help communities become increasingly resilient to shocks including conflict and economic and environment-related shocks. More than three years of conflict have made South Sudan one of the world’s most food-insecure countries, with more than half the population facing life-threatening hunger. This project will target households experiencing stress and crisis levels of food insecurity, to prevent them from falling into worse levels of food insecurity—emergency and famine. The project will focus on...
15 Nov 2017
Finding data on where resource partners are investing and identifying common priorities has now become much easier, with the help of a new online tool developed by FAO. The tool has gone live on Thursday, November 23 at 11am CST. Check out www.fao.org/aid-monitor. To explain more about how AIDmonitor works, we sat down with Vanja Bozic from TCR’s market intelligence team to find out more. Q: What is AIDmonitor? A: AIDmonitor is a new online data tool that makes it quick and easy to extract data on Official Development Assistance (ODA) flows, with a specific focus on agriculture, food security, nutrition and rural development activities. A...
10 Nov 2017
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Development in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has launched an initiative on “Community-based Field Attachments”.
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Development in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has launched an initiative on “Community-based Field Attachments” to provide opportunities for postgraduate and doctoral students in agriculture sciences to increase experience of working with local communities in Africa. The program will promote student mobility and increase research uptake through knowledge exchange and interactions between young scholars and rural communities.   Dr. Dan Gustafson, Deputy Director General for Programmes, also stressed the importance of building the capacities of youth and academia  to contribute to the sustainable agricultural development in the region in his key note speech “Role of...
07 Nov 2017
On 2 November 2017 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the University of Lisbon signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration on improving food security and nutrition.
On 2 November 2017 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the University of Lisbon signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration on improving food security and nutrition in Portugal and in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).  The MoU was signed by the Head of FAO Information Office for Portugal and CPLP, Francisco Sarmento, and the Rector of the University of Lisbon, António Cruz Serra. The outcomes of collaboration between FAO and the University of Lisbon aim to inform the CPLP Food and Nutrition Security Strategy (ESAN-CPLP) and support the development of...
01 Nov 2017
Más de cien legisladores de América Latina y el Caribe oficializaron su interés en la realización de la Primera Cumbre Parlamentaria Mundial contra el Hambre y la Malnutrición – España 2018, señaló hoy la FAO. El anuncio de la cumbre se generó en el marco de la octava versión del Foro Anual de los Frentes Parlamentarios contra el Hambre de América Latina y el Caribe, acogido por el Parlamento del Uruguay
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