20 Mar 2017
The Njala University in Sierra Leone had talks with Bukar Tijani, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for AfricaThe achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, especially in the areas of food security and poverty reduction, requires strong and enhanced partnerships with different sections of the society. The role of higher learning institutions are very key in achieving these ambitious goals as the majority of poor people in developing countries, including Sierra Leone, live in rural areas and education is a key factor in helping to reduce the level of poverty.
10 Mar 2017FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva completed on Thursday 9 March a two-day visit to Egypt aiming at boosting collaboration between the Organization and the most populous Arab Country. His visit included meetings with the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation H.E. Abdel Moneim Al-Banna, the Minister for Investment and International Cooperation H.E. Sahar Nasr, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Sameh Shoukry, as well as the Secretary General of the League of Arab States H.E. Ahmad Abou El-Gheit.
06 Mar 2017
Children from five communities in Pech, Honudras, will have access to adequate food to meet their nutritional requirements06/03/2017 Catacamas, Olancho (Honduras) - La población infantil de cinco comunidades PECH, del departamento de Olancho, tendrá acceso a una alimentación oportuna y adecuada para satisfacer sus requerimientos nutricionales, informó la Representante de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (FAO) en Honduras, María Julia Cárdenas Barrios. La FAO en coordinación con el Gobierno de Honduras, ejecuta acciones para implementar el modelo de escuelas sostenibles a través del Proyecto de Fortalecimiento del Programa de Alimentación Escolar en el marco de la Iniciativa América Latina Sin Hambre 2025, que cuenta con el apoyo financiero del Gobierno de la República Federativa del Brasil. Cárdenas Barrios, explicó...
06 Mar 2017
Siglato accordo di cooperazione per promuovere il consumo e la produzione di legumi e combattere la povertà ruralLa FAO e Fertitecnica Colfiorito, azienda umbra leader nel mercato italiano delle leguminose, hanno siglato oggi un accordo che porterà sugli scaffali dei supermercati italiani ed europei fagioli, ceci e lenticchie di qualità provenienti da cooperative agricole dei paesi in via di sviluppo. Tale iniziativa offrirà un importante sostegno all'economia dei piccoli agricoltori del Sud...
28 Feb 201728/02/2017 Elaborar políticas diferenciadas de acceso a créditos, construir marcos legales adecuados para cada tipo de agricultura familiar y promover alianzas estratégicas para la producción, transformación y comercialización de los productos de la agricultura familiar son sólo algunos de los principales acuerdos que surgieron del intercambio de experiencias entre agricultores familiares y representantes de los ministerios de agricultura de los...
FAO lauds the establishment of a Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Madagascar
28 Feb 2017
Parliamentarians called to act as strategic partners and stakeholders in the fight against hunger and malnutrition.Antananarivo/Accra/Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) applauds the Senate of Madagascar on the establishment of the Malagasy Parliamentary Alliance for Food and Nutrition Security (APMSAN), one of the first national Parliamentary Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition of its kind in Africa. “The objective of APMSAN is to create the enabling legislative and policy environment for advancing food security and optimal nutrition outcomes for the Malagasy population through concrete strategies on sustainable nutrition-sensitive production, marketing and consumption. It aims to achieve this through local production of sufficient, diversified and quality food, giving priority to the country’s...
28 Feb 2017A high-level conference in Belgrade today marks the first stage in a recently-begun four-year commitment on the part of FAO. A project worth US$3.75 million, financed by the Global Environment Facility, or GEF, is directed towards the long-term sustainability of forest ecosystems in Serbia.
27 Feb 2017FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva completed on Thursday 9 March a two-day visit to Egypt aiming at boosting collaboration between the Organization and the most populous Arab Country. His visit included meetings with the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation H.E. Abdel Moneim Al-Banna, the Minister for Investment and International Cooperation H.E. Sahar Nasr, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Sameh Shoukry, as well as the Secretary General of the League of Arab States H.E. Ahmad Abou El-Gheit.
24 Feb 2017
Targets include capacity building for developing countries to achieve Sustainable Development GoalsTargets include capacity building for developing countries to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 24 February 2017, Rome – China and FAO today agreed to strengthen further their joint efforts in South-South Cooperation, an increasingly popular initiative that is boosting technical capacity and is promoting the exchange of agriculture knowledge and techniques across a growing part of the developing world. Today’s agreements were announced at a bilateral meeting attended by senior representatives from FAO and China’s Ministry of Agriculture to...
16 Feb 2017
President Evo Morales and Director General José Graziano da Silva agree to joint proposal to Green Climate FundFAO 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.