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Registration now open for the 8th session of the Khalifa International Date Palm award
08 Jun 2015
Date palms are vital for the livelihoods of people in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other countries in the Near East. They provide sustenance, building materials, shade and a source of income. Since 1965, FAO is proud to be part of the efforts to promote date palms and recognizes that the UAE are at the forefront of regional and international efforts to sustainably produce date palms. In the spring of 2015, two date palm oases in the UAE have joined the growing number of ecosystems that are formally recognized by FAO for their importance as repositories of genetic resources, biodiversity...
Engaging academia to end hunger and poverty
13 May 2015
FAO and the John Cabot University agree on “Communicating to Inspire Change: Food Security and Sustainability” a summer short course in July 2015 designed to provide University students with a solid and broad background on food security and sustainability so that they may have the key informational foundations to develop methods and tools for “Communicating to Inspire Change.”   The course will be in English. During the second half of 2014, the Office for Corporate Communications in collaboration with the Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development (OPC), FAO, established linkages with a number of Universities worldwide, especially prior to the International...
Agreement between FAO and IULM
28 Apr 2015
FAO is proud to announce a new global flagship partnership with IULM (International University of Languages and Media, Milan). On Monday 20 April, Mario Lubetkin, Director of Corporate Communication at FAO signed a strategic agreement with IULM University Chancellor Professor Giovanni Puglisi. The alliance seals a marriage of top-level skills: FAO's widely recognized know-how in the field of nutrition and the educational excellence of IULM. In particular, in this the year of the Universal Exposition of Milan, FAO and the University will be offering thirty students the opportunity to follow a course titled “Communicating to Inspire Change: harnessing the bounties of...
China and FAO working together to preserve globally important agricultural heritage sites
23 Feb 2015
FAO and the People’s Republic of China have agreed to bolster their collaboration in the safeguarding of iconic cultural farming systems such as the spectacular Hani rice terraces in Yunnan province. The two partners have recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) - Strengthening the Implementation of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Initiative through Capacity Development under the South-South Cooperation (SSC) Framework - to scale-up cooperation under FAO's Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems Initiative. FAO is actively engaging with its global, regional and country partners to identify, support and safeguard the traditional systems of agriculture, forestry, fisheries...
FAO has formalized 54 agreements with key Non-State Actors since the approval of the Strategies for Partnerships in 2013
31 Oct 2014
31 October 2014, Rome - Since the approval of the FAO Strategies for Partnerships with Civil Society Organizations and the Private Sector in April 2013, FAO has formalized 54 agreements with Non-State Actors (NSA). The complete list of FAO partnerships with Non-State Actors, including their link to Strategic Objectives and initial progress in their implementation, can be found
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