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26 Sep 2017
Developing agriculture, forestry and natural resource management to enhance rural development are important components of a four-year cooperation agreement signed here today between Belarus and FAO
The FAO Country Programming Framework for the Republic of Belarus was signed in a ceremony at the Ministry of Agriculture by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus Alla Lomakina and FAO Regional Programme Leader for Europe and Central Asia Raimund Jehle. Read More
25 Sep 2017
Joint Efforts to Ensure Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change
On the occasion of the International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Université Laval (UL) have agreed to strengthen collaboration and synergies, and enter into partnership for a period of three years renewable. A Memorandum of Understanding and a three-year work program are providing a framework for cooperation with the overall goal of enhancing institutional knowledge exchanges to strengthen capacities for improving food security and nutrition through mitigation and adaptation to changing climatic conditions. The signing event of the Memorandum of Understanding was...
25 Sep 2017
Partnership sharpens focus on resilience, food crises, climate change, agricultural investments, nutrition, sustainable food systems
25 September 2017, Rome/Brussels - Stepping up their long and fruitful partnership, FAO and the European Commission (EC) held the strategic dialogue meeting and agreed on joint priorities and deliverables for 2018-2020. The decision to intensify joint efforts comes at an important moment in time with both partners sharpening their focus in the areas of food security, nutrition, resilience, sustainable agriculture, ocean governance, all within the context of working together towards the achievement of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Since the European Union became an FAO Member Organization, the partnership has been increasing in importance. Both FAO and...
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...
04 Sep 2017
With the support of FAO, Cuban technicians visit Panama to strengthen coconut production
Panama, 4 September 2017-  Starting today and for the following two weeks, Panama will host Cuban specialists in coconut production, to exchange experiences and strengthen the capacities of the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA) and the Institute of Agricultural Research in Panama (IDIAP), within the context of pest and disease detection and integrated coconut crop management. Cooperation between Panama and Cuba for the technological improvement of coconut production comes with technical backstopping and support from FAO. During the mission, specialists from the Higher Organization of Business Management (OSDE Agrícola) and the National Centre for Agricultural and Livestock Health (CENSA) of Cuba, and...
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...
31 Aug 2017
Opportunities and concrete actions needed to strengthen the sector were identified, starting with the development of a South-South exchange network between countries of both continents
Maceió, Alagoas (Brazil), 31 August 2017 - About 100 people, including 32 Latin American representatives from six countries and 36 African representatives from 14 African countries, participated in the dialogue: “Challenges and Opportunities for South-South Cooperation in the Cotton Value Chain”, which was carried out parallel to the 11th Brazilian Congress of Cotton, in the city of Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil. The dialogue, organized by the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC/MRE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), promoted the exchange of experiences for the identification of challenges, and proposals for...
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