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15 Jan 2018
FAO sees this agreement as a step closer to the realization of Sustainable Development Goal #2 to Zero Hunger in Guyana by 2030.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations yesterday made commitments through the signing of Letters of Agreements (LOA) to the value of US $332,500 for work in areas such as food and nutrition security, climate-resilient agriculture and disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. The University of Guyana (UG), International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the National Red Cross Society (GRCS), the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) and the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) are all recipients of...
10 Jan 2018
On 22 December, an introductory meeting was held over lunch between key members of the FAO Parliamentarian Friendship League and the FAO National Goodwill Ambassadors, Mr. Katsuhiro Nakamura and Ms. Hiroko Kuniya. The purpose of the meeting was to establish a good foundation for their collaborative effort and synergies in support for FAO’s work. Mr. Yoshimasa Hayashi, Chairman and current Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, graciously attended the meeting and exchanged views and opinions with the two FAO National Goodwill Ambassadors. The event took place at Hotel...
21 Dec 2017
Improved nutrition, reductions in rural poverty, sustainable management of Kyrgyzstan’s natural resources, and adapting to climate change are central themes in a new cooperation agreement with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
20 Dec 2017
Belgian funding channelled through the UN bodies will benefit tens of thousands at risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Against a backdrop of intense human suffering, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are joining forces to mitigate some of the effects of conflict in Greater Kasai. The two United Nations agencies will be using US$10 million in Belgian government funding to improve access to food for more than 100,000 people. Some 18,000 households - whether displaced, returnee or host families - stand to benefit.
15 Dec 2017
Nile Basin and bordering countries benefit from two training courses hosted by Egypt’s EICA through South-South Cooperation schemes
14 December 2017, Cairo, Egypt – Two successful pilot training courses to support agricultural development in the Nile Basin countries through knowledge transfer and innovative approaches celebrated their closure today. "We are very pleased with the results achieved. This is just the start of operationalizing the existing MoU between FAO and Egypt to further contribute to knowledge transfer among African countries through South-South Cooperation (SSC)," said Hussein Gadain, the Food and Agriculture...
12 Dec 2017
“We want to stay in rural areas. We want to farm and benefit our communities. We want to be more involved with FAO” said Attila, one of the 18 young farmers trained on global governance mechanisms by FAO and IPC
 Rome, 12 December - FAO and the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC) joined forces to guarantee that future farmers, pastoralists and fishers can meaningfully contribute to decision making processes about food and agriculture. The 4-day training applying participative learning methods was successful in increasing young food producer’s knowledge on viable tools and governance mechanisms related to food and agriculture, and in opening up a space for the young IPC members to exchange experiences and engage in dialogue with FAO representatives, sharing ideas, concerns and proposals. As a result of the training, while recognizing the heterogeneous needs among rural youth, young...
12 Dec 2017
Director-General attends One Planet summit in Paris
11 Dec 2017
Rome, 11 December 2017: With the signing of six agreements with FAO, the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) has made a strong statement in support of the global goals to achieve sufficient and safe food for all, to promote sustainable agriculture and food systems, and to conserve and sustainably use natural resources. To achieve these goals, the initiatives covered by the agreements set out to increase responsible investments in agriculture, to control the introduction and spread of plant pests, to introduce sustainable soil management practices globally, and to maintain the diversity of and access to seeds*.  Switzerland has long been...
06 Dec 2017
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Nibulon, a Ukrainian company with over 25 years of experience in the field of grain production, storage, transportation and export, today signed a partnership to focus on improving the efficiency of Egyptian companies involved in grain production, storage and transportation. Abdessalam Ould Ahmed, FAO Assistant Director–General and Regional Representative for the Near East and North Africa, and Oleksiy Vadatursky, CEO and co-owner of Nibulon,...
06 Dec 2017
Helping family farmers and assuring access to food are key challenges today, FAO’s chief tells British lawmakers
The fight against hunger is at an "inflection point" today and supporting family farmers is critical to its success, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva told British lawmakers late Monday."The main cause of hunger nowadays is not the lack of food, but the lack of access to it," he said in an address to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development. It's a paradox that family farmers - those who produce most of the world's food -  are the most at risk of food insecurity. Graziano da Silva called for greater awareness and support of the worsening...
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