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05 Dec 2017
Looking back over the past four years of their successful partnership, FAO and Cirad are honoring this occasion through the co-publication of the Highlights of the FAO-Cirad partnership
Looking back over the past four years of their successful partnership, FAO and Cirad are honoring this occasion through the co-publication of the Highlights of the FAO-Cirad partnership. This E-booklet underscores the principles, vision and goals of the partnership that has fostered the successful collaborations on themes such as agroecology, animal health, family farming and climate change. FAO and Cirad look forward to the next phase of partnership with a view of making even greater impact at national, regional and global levels to foster the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.  
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...
27 Oct 2017
Strengthening the capacities of African universities to shape the future of food security and agriculture
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacities Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding and committed to work together to strengthen  the capacities of RUFORUM member universities to better contribute to food security and nutrition, increase sustainability of agricultural and food systems, reduce rural poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa. In partnership, FAO and RUFORUM will carry out joint activities to increase African students’  and researchers’ access to FAO’s e-learning resources and scientific publications on food and agriculture; increase African...
24 Oct 2017
Partnerships continue to expand the visibility and impact of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the Russian Federation.
Partnerships continue to expand the visibility and impact of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the Russian Federation. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between FAO and Russian State Agrarian University - Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy marked a major step in achieving synergic effect of promoting FAO agenda in the country through active engagement with its leading academic institutions. The signing ceremony took place as part of the celebrations of World Food Day on 16 October 2017 in Russia. The Timiryazev Agricultural Academy is one of the oldest agrarian educational institutions in Russia. Founded...
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