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17 May 2018
Atélier de planification des systèmes alimentaires durables
Ville de plus de 2,8 millions d’âmes, Douala attire chaque année plus de 100 000 nouveaux arrivants qu’il faut nourrir convenablement, sans oublier la demande en produits alimentaires des agglomérations satellites et des pays de la sous-région. Dans ce contexte, la production, l’approvisionnement et la distribution des biens alimentaires sont des enjeux importants pour la Ville. Dans le cadre de la mise en place d’une politique de sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle durable pour mieux anticiper non seulement sur la rareté mais également sur la qualité des aliments pour tous nos concitoyens, et particulièrement pour les plus défavorisées dont le pouvoir d’achat...
14 May 2018
14 May 2018, Midrand, South Africa — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is strengthening the capacity of Africa Legislators to address food security and nutrition challenges on the continent.This follows a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) signed between FAO and Pan Africa Parliament titled “Strengthening capacities of Parliamentarians in Africa for an enabling environment for Food Security and Nutrition”, last October 2017.Various stakeholders, including Members of the Pan-African Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (PAPA – FSN) and a...
10 May 2018
The first National Coordination Council on land degradation and desertification, with up to 100 experts from the Government of Ukraine, regional state administrations and international organizations, opened here last week. All the participants agreed on a joint approach to contain runaway land degradation, which has been threatening national food and water supplies in the country.
10 May 2018
Parliamentary advisers from Latin America and the Caribbean successfully concluded the course offered by FAO, PARLATINO, AECID and AMEXCID
Panama City - More than 40 advisers from the Parliamentary Front against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean (FPH-LAC) participated in a meeting on 2-4 May 2018 at the headquarters of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO) in order to strengthen their capacities in food security, nutrition and the right to food.  The activity is part of a course offered by the PARLATINO and the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO), with the support of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) through the “Mesoamerica without Hunger” program and the Spanish Agency for International...
10 May 2018
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted the Commission for Cooperation and Development of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonies (APF) at its headquarters on 3 and 4 May 2018, attended by nearly fifty parliamentarians from around fifteen countries. During the opening ceremony, Ms. Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director General of FAO, emphasized "the essential role of policy makers, including members of parliaments, in establishing enabling institutional, legal and policy frameworks" towards achieving the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, recalling that...
10 May 2018
On 20 March 2018, the European Parliament Alliance on the Fight Against Hunger, MEP Maria Heubuch and the FAO’s Liaison Office to the European Union and Belgium (FAOLOB) co-hosted with the participation of the European Commission a policy dialogue debate entitled “Agroecology: Opportunities and Challenges for European Development policy” which was held at the European Parliament. In her introductory remarks, Maria Heubuch highlighted the “importance and timeliness of the policy dialogue on agroecology,” which took place in the run-up to the  2nd International Symposium on Agroecology held at the FAO Headquarters on 3-5 April 2018 in Rome. Rodrigo de...
18 Apr 2018
The project is part of an initiative supporting countries and regions prone to El Nino’s impacts
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Fiji have agreed to collaborate on a project to strengthen the resilience of communities vulnerable to extreme weather events and climate change.
18 Apr 2018
Meeting discusses threats brought about by rapid urbanization
18 April 2018, Durban – More than half of Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) population could be living in urban areas by 2050 posing huge challenges for poor towns and cities, which already face challenges such as poverty and inequalities. These are coupled with growing levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in a context of high vulnerability to climate change. In preparation for the challenges attendant to rapid urbanization, some SSA local authorities have started implementing initiatives that improve food security and nutrition through ‘city to city’ collaboration and South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC). These initiatives will see all actors in the...
17 Apr 2018
On 17 April, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) facilitated a conversation between the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), with whom FAO signed a Memorandum of Understanding in October 2017, and Members of Parliament (MPs) of Uganda, to seek the possibility in developing joint research proposals reflecting needs and demands of MPs for opportunities such as the African Union research grants. The meeting was hosted by FAO Uganda and jointly organized by FAO Headquarters and FAO Regional Office for Africa (RAF).  This discussion also aimed at increasing mutual understanding between...
12 Apr 2018
Brazzaville – The Parliament of the Republic of Congo has launched with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and in the presence of national and international institutions, its Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. The official ceremony brought together almost all the members of the Congolese Parliamentary Alliance for Food and Nutrition Security (APCSAN) consisting of all deputies and senators. For Isidore Mvouba, President of the National Assembly and active president of the Congolese Parliamentary Alliance for Food and Nutrition Security (APSCAN), this structure will advocate with government and development...
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