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16 Feb 2017
President Evo Morales and Director General José Graziano da Silva agree to joint proposal to Green Climate Fund
FAO is assisting Bolivia in its effort to access financial support for improved water management programs in those areas of the Andean nation that have been hardest hit by prolonged drought. At a meeting here today, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva and Bolivian President Evo Morales agreed to jointly submit a technical proposal to the UN’s Green Climate Fund requesting $250 million in support for efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change on food security and rural livelihoods in Bolivia.
15 Feb 2017
Mission conjointe de supervision de la FAO et du Gouvernement ivoirien pour le développement durable de la chaîne alimentaire du riz
15 février 2017, Côte d’Ivoire. Une délégation de la FAO, accompagnée de représentants du Ministère de l’Agriculture et du développement rural, ainsi que des agents de l’Office National de développement de la riziculture a effectué du 10 au 14 février 2017, une mission de supervision en Côte d’Ivoire, notamment à Grand-Lahou, Gagnoa et Yamoussoukro, afin d’assurer le suivi technique des activités menées dans le cadre des projets de Coopération Sud-Sud (CSS) actuellement en cours dans le pays. En 2016, deux projets ont été initiés dans le cadre de la Coopération Sud-Sud en Côte d’Ivoire. Il s’agit du projet régional portant...
15 Feb 2017
FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and representatives from Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) today re-affirmed their close collaboration on technical cooperation work in the region during an annual review of the programme.
14 Feb 2017
Chinese experts trained 400 Namibian farmers and government officials in rice, foxtail millet and horticultural production
14 Febraury 2017, Namibia. The Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry to the Republic of Namibia, Hon John Mutorwa praised 15 Chinese experts seconded to Namibia to provide technical assistance for agricultural irrigation, a central veterinary laboratory and research station in a meeting regardingcompletion of the first phase, which started in April 2015 and ends next 30 April. Mutorwa said the group did an excellent job and he was satisfied with their work. “The experts and their local counterparts have been implementing a project with well-defined objectives and outcomes covering rice and horticulture as well as veterinary policies and standards.” the...
31 Jan 2017
Ensuring the advancement of sustainable agricultural and agribusiness development in Africa
In an effort to alleviate the challenges that millions of African families face from abject poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity, FAO and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) signed a new partnership agreement that paves the way for a stronger cooperation in fostering sustainable agriculture.
27 Jan 2017
Nacaome, Valle-- “Los sistemas financieros innovadores y adecuados a las necesidades y demandas de los agricultores familiares, contribuye a garantizar la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional de las familias rurales, a mejorar sus ingresos y medios de vida”, señaló María Julia Cárdenas Barrios, Representante de FAO en Honduras, al inaugurar la gira de campo para el Intercambio de Experiencias en Sistemas Financieros para la Agricultura Familiar que reúne a representantes de organizaciones de agricultores familiares y de los ministerios de agricultura de Guatemala,  Honduras, El Salvador,...
24 Jan 2017
FAO today hosted a high-level delegation from Japan in a bid to bolster both sides of a strong relationship between the UN agency responsible for fighting hunger and its second-largest donor. Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sent a number of senior officials to the meeting, one of a series aimed at crafting a strategic plan for further advancing the key partnership. The broader Japanese delegation underscored the increasingly geopolitical nature of assuring food security and putting agriculture on a sustainable and responsible footing in an era of globalization and border-hopping challenges such as...
23 Jan 2017
Bolstering budgets of Codex Alimentarius and the International Plant Protection Convention
Canadatoday announced it will contribute an additional $1 million to international bodies that develop the standards for food safety and plant protection. Lawrence MacAulay, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, told FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva of the decision while both leaders were in Berlin attending high-level meetings including Sunday's meeting of agriculture ministers from the G20 countries.
09 Jan 2017
In cooperation with the Global Good Fund, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has handed more than 5000 Mazzi™ containers that provide clean and effective storage of milk, to the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries. The Ministry will distribute the containers to farmers in eight regions of Ethiopia.  Millions of smallholder dairy farmers in Ethiopia rely on milk for both...
19 Dec 2016
Building bridges between science and development to combat climate change and its impacts is at the heart of a new partnership agreement between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) that was signed at an official event held in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, on Monday, 19 December 2016.  Mustapha Sinaceur, Director of  FAO’s Liaison Office with the European Union and Belgium said the partnership was based on a “pre-existing, fruitful relationship between our two institutions” and that they shared a vision and common goals for enhancing institutional capacities to address global climate change mitigation and adaptation. “FAO and UCL...
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