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16 Feb 2018
Rome - FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan concluded their two-day Annual Review Meeting  at FAO's Headquarters in Rome, during which the parties reviewed ongoing projects funded by MAFF and discussed priority areas and further collaboration. Welcoming the delegation of seven MAFF experts, Daniel Gustafson, FAO Deputy Director-General for Programmes, recalled the success of the Second Japan-FAO Annual Strategic Consultation, and thanked Japan for its important role with FAO in supporting countries in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 SDGs - including the eradication of poverty and hunger. Mr Daiji...
15 Feb 2018
Rome – FAO welcomed high level representatives of the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, along with the Agence Française de Dévelopement (AFD) and leading research agencies, to discuss common priorities. This was the first strategic dialogue between France and FAO since both parties signed a new framework agreement (2018-2021) last December 2017. The meeting was an occasion to exchange ideas on key focus areas, such as agro-ecology, climate change, biodiversity, rural youth employment, migration, food security and nutrition governance. The delegation, led by Frédéric Lambert, Chef du service Europe et International at France’s Ministry...
15 Feb 2018
Rome - An annual consultative meeting between FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) of the Republic of Korea took place at FAO's Headquarters in Rome to review the ongoing projects supported by MAFRA and discuss priority areas of joint collaboration - including transboundary animal and plant diseases, capacity development and technology. Speaking at the meeting, Mr Gustavo González, Director of the FAO Resource Mobilization Division said "transboundary animal disease is a global issue, and the Republic of Korea's support to FAO's work in this important area is highly appreciated and we count on their continued support...
30 Jan 2018
Tokyo – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Japan have reinforced their commitment to further advance their partnership activities to help countries around the world achieve their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The advances were made during the second Japan-FAO Annual Strategic Consultation meeting in Tokyo, attended by Daniel Gustafson, FAO’s Deputy Director-General for Programmes, and a number of senior officials of the Government of Japan including Misako Takahashi, Director of the Economic Security Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tatsuya Go, Director of International Organizations Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry...
26 Jan 2018
Promoting Serbian agricultural exports, modernizing the country’s water management systems and developing food quality labelling and geographical indication schemes were at the heart of a three-way meeting today in Serbia.
24 Jan 2018
FAO has pledged US$100 000 to help the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation develop and strengthen agrifood trade in the Black Sea region.
24 Jan 2018
Improved access to finance, better services and inputs for farmers, rural households, cooperatives and other small and medium enterprises in rural areas. These advantages – along with and improved capacities in Georgia’s Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture – are expected to make the country’s agricultural sector more competitive. Greater competitiveness is exactly the objective of a new, Euro 12 million project under the third phase of the EU-funded European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations...
23 Jan 2018
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is further strengthening its partnership with the Government of the Philippines to ensure food security and nutrition in the country with the launch today of the FAO Legislative Advisory Group-Philippines (FLAG-PH). This parliamentary alliance, initially composed of 10 legislators from both houses of Congress, is envisaged to tackle national food security and nutrition issues by taking the necessary legislative actions that...
18 Jan 2018
Malnutrition in Eastern Africa among children raises concern
18 January 2018, Addis Ababa – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Africa Union Commission have signed an agreement to launch sustainable school food and nutrition programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
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...
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