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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...
05 Dec 2017
Looking back over the past four years of their successful partnership, FAO and Cirad are honoring this occasion through the co-publication of the Highlights of the FAO-Cirad partnership
Looking back over the past four years of their successful partnership, FAO and Cirad are honoring this occasion through the co-publication of the Highlights of the FAO-Cirad partnership. This E-booklet underscores the principles, vision and goals of the partnership that has fostered the successful collaborations on themes such as agroecology, animal health, family farming and climate change. FAO and Cirad look forward to the next phase of partnership with a view of making even greater impact at national, regional and global levels to foster the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.  
28 Nov 2017
FAO, IFAD and WFP present a road map aiming at increasing their collaboration in support of South-South and Triangular Cooperation
28 November 2017 - Rome/Antalya. At the Global South-South Development Expo in Antalya (Turkey), the Rome-based Agencies (RBAs) presented todaya joint roadmap which aims to strengthen the three agencies’ collective efforts to facilitate South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the context of achieving progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 2, zero hunger, by 2030. “Considering our respective mandates, comparative advantages and distinctive strengths, all centered around the realm of food security and...
22 Nov 2017
Since the 1990s, the Organization has been developing South-South Cooperation initiatives with positive results to guarantee food security, the strengthening of family agriculture and agricultural and environmental policies, among others.
Brasília, 22 November 2017 – For two days ten ministers from developing countries and several international authorities exchanged experiences during the International Conference on South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Promoting innovations from the global South to support rural transformation, promoted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ), in Brasília, Brazil. More than 300 representatives from Governments, international organizations, academies, research institutes, the private sector, NGOs and the civil society participated in this event, which counted on FAO as one of its main supports. The Director-General of FAO, José Graziano da Silva, sent a message to highlight the importance of the debate...
22 Nov 2017
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and FAO have announced a three-year Sustainable Agriculture for Economic Resiliency  project in South Sudan, to address widespread food and nutrition deficiencies and help communities become increasingly resilient to shocks including conflict and economic and environment-related shocks. More than three years of conflict have made South Sudan one of the world’s most food-insecure countries, with more than half the population facing life-threatening hunger. This project will target households experiencing stress and crisis levels of food insecurity, to prevent them from falling into worse levels of food insecurity—emergency and famine. The project will focus on...
15 Nov 2017
Finding data on where resource partners are investing and identifying common priorities has now become much easier, with the help of a new online tool developed by FAO. The tool has gone live on Thursday, November 23 at 11am CST. Check out www.fao.org/aid-monitor. To explain more about how AIDmonitor works, we sat down with Vanja Bozic from TCR’s market intelligence team to find out more. Q: What is AIDmonitor? A: AIDmonitor is a new online data tool that makes it quick and easy to extract data on Official Development Assistance (ODA) flows, with a specific focus on agriculture, food security, nutrition and rural development activities. A...
10 Nov 2017
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Development in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has launched an initiative on “Community-based Field Attachments”.
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Development in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has launched an initiative on “Community-based Field Attachments” to provide opportunities for postgraduate and doctoral students in agriculture sciences to increase experience of working with local communities in Africa. The program will promote student mobility and increase research uptake through knowledge exchange and interactions between young scholars and rural communities.   Dr. Dan Gustafson, Deputy Director General for Programmes, also stressed the importance of building the capacities of youth and academia  to contribute to the sustainable agricultural development in the region in his key note speech “Role of...
07 Nov 2017
On 2 November 2017 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the University of Lisbon signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration on improving food security and nutrition.
On 2 November 2017 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the University of Lisbon signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration on improving food security and nutrition in Portugal and in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).  The MoU was signed by the Head of FAO Information Office for Portugal and CPLP, Francisco Sarmento, and the Rector of the University of Lisbon, António Cruz Serra. The outcomes of collaboration between FAO and the University of Lisbon aim to inform the CPLP Food and Nutrition Security Strategy (ESAN-CPLP) and support the development of...
01 Nov 2017
Más de cien legisladores de América Latina y el Caribe oficializaron su interés en la realización de la Primera Cumbre Parlamentaria Mundial contra el Hambre y la Malnutrición – España 2018, señaló hoy la FAO. El anuncio de la cumbre se generó en el marco de la octava versión del Foro Anual de los Frentes Parlamentarios contra el Hambre de América Latina y el Caribe, acogido por el Parlamento del Uruguay
30 Oct 2017
A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between FAO and URGENCI, an international network that supports community agriculture, is poised to deepen the UN agency’s collaboration with global civil society.  The agreement, to be signed on 30 October 2017 by FAO Deputy Director-General for Programmes Daniel Gustafson and Judith Hitchman, President of URGENCI, will formalize the partnership between the two organizations by joining their efforts to map and promote short food-supply chain initiatives in all world regions. By documenting existing practices, methods and good experiences on local and solidarity-based food distribution systems between consumers and producers, the...
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