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13 Sep 2017
With FAO's support, within the South-South cooperation framework, civil servants from Kenya visited Ecuador and Peru to exchange experiences related to reinforcing agriculture and food security.
13 Sep 2017
FAO and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has recently launched an E-learning Hub to facilitate the access of students and researchers from African universities to FAO’s vast repository of knowledge
FAO and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has recently launched an E-learning Hub to facilitate the access of students and researchers from African universities to FAO’s vast repository of knowledge. Through this E-learning Hub students from 66 RUFORUM member universities across 26 countries in Africa can now access rich FAO’s knowledge resources in the areas of food and nutrition security, social and economic development and sustainable management of natural resources. This joint initiative aims to provide students and researchers from RUFORUM member universities with FAO’s most up to date knowledge, experience and information on current...
12 Sep 2017
IFAD, WFP and FAO underline the importance of partnerships among the countries in the Global South to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Rome, 12 September 2017 – IFAD, WFP and FAO commemorated today the UN South-South Cooperation Day together in a joint special event that took place in IFAD Headquarters in Rome. “It is particularly important that we are commemorating together the UN South-South Cooperation Day to remember the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action in 1978 which gave start to the mainstreaming of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) as a key tool to tackling development issues,” said Daniel Gustafson, FAO Deputy Director General (Programmes). Emerging economies have stepped up in the last decade in taking the lead in...
01 Sep 2017
El Salvador to incorporate the principles, guidelines and strategies adopted by the Brazilian Government within the scope of the National School Feeding Programme
1 September 2017, El Salvador - 30 participants completed their training day on the blended Course on School Feeding Programmes with extensive knowledge and joint considerations on food and nutritional security in schools in El Salvador, based on the lessons learned in Brazil. The closing ceremony was attended by officials from the Brazilian Embassy, the Technical Secretariat and Presidency Planning (SETEPLAN), the Ministry of Education (MINED), the Solidarity Fund for Health (FOSALUD), the Centre for Consumer Defense (CDC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in El Salvador, and the National Centre for Agricultural and Forestry...
01 Sep 2017
Last July, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and FAO signed an interagency agreement within the framework of a UNIDO/Global Environment Facility (GEF) project, to implement the Strategic Action Programme in support of the sustainable management of the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem. In this context UNIDO, as the implementing and contributing agency, entrusted FAO with the task of providing technical assistance to the Mexican national fisheries institute (Instituto Nacional de Pesca – INAPESCA) to execute the project’s key activities. UNIDO`s total contribution amounts to USD 1.8 million. These activities mainly consist in supporting the...
28 Aug 2017
The cooperation will generate new tools for the Monitoring and Evaluation of the country's fishing resources
28 August 2017, El Salvador - The technical team of the Centre for the Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture (CENDEPESCA) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), shared a strengthening process to develop fisheries and aquaculture research, and for the application of sorting and management models of fishery resources. The training was developed by the Under-Secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism of Chile, within the framework of South-South Cooperation between this South American country and El Salvador, with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The purpose of...
28 Aug 2017
FAO facilitates knowledge exchange through South-South Cooperation schemes
Accra, 28 August 2017 – FAO and Ghana have created a knowledge exchange platform (KEP) for reducing rural poverty to share the national knowledge on rural poverty reduction (programmes and initiatives) with neighbouring countries through South-South Cooperation (SSC) schemes.  Ghana has recently made great progress in reducing rural poverty and looks forward to share some of their successful experiences that could benefit neighbour countries facing similar challenges as those they have recently overcome.  “Solutions that work best in one southern country are of greater possibility of working well in another,” said Dr Abebe Haile Gabriel, Deputy Regional Representative for Africa and FAO...
24 Aug 2017
The two UN Organizations join forces to prove common perceptions on cash transfers are wrong, showing how social protection can help achieve SDG1 and SDG2.
FAO and UNICEF are strengthening their partnership to promote the expansion of social protection as one pathway out of poverty. A new joint study refutes some of the misperceptions and criticisms around cash transfers in the context of sub-Saharan Africa, the region currently home for three quarters of world’s extreme-poor. These myths include: “cash is wasted on alcohol and tobacco”, “transfers are just hand-outs”, “cash creates dependency”, “transfers lead to negative economic...
17 Aug 2017
A new FAO project targets Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey, for development of vocational skills in the agriculture sector. The aim is to provide employment opportunities for some 900 people in five provinces of Southern Turkey: Adana, Gaziantep, Isparta, Mersin and Sanliurfa. With a budget of US$ 1.7 million, the project is financed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), with Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock as lead executing partner and FAO as implementing agency.
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