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.
Coopération Sud-Sud :partenariats constructifs pour contribuer au développement du secteur rizicole en Côte d’Ivoire
15 Feb 2017
Mission conjointe de supervision de la FAO et du Gouvernement ivoirien pour le développement durable de la chaîne alimentaire du riz15 février 2017, Côte d’Ivoire. Une délégation de la FAO, accompagnée de représentants du Ministère de l’Agriculture et du développement rural, ainsi que des agents de l’Office National de développement de la riziculture a effectué du 10 au 14 février 2017, une mission de supervision en Côte d’Ivoire, notamment à Grand-Lahou, Gagnoa et Yamoussoukro, afin d’assurer le suivi technique des activités menées dans le cadre des projets de Coopération Sud-Sud (CSS) actuellement en cours dans le pays. En 2016, deux projets ont été initiés dans le cadre de la Coopération Sud-Sud en Côte d’Ivoire. Il s’agit du projet régional portant...
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific re-affirms close collaboration with Government of Japan on technical cooperation in the region
15 Feb 2017FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and representatives from Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) today re-affirmed their close collaboration on technical cooperation work in the region during an annual review of the programme.
14 Feb 2017
Chinese experts trained 400 Namibian farmers and government officials in rice, foxtail millet and horticultural production14 Febraury 2017, Namibia. The Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry to the Republic of Namibia, Hon John Mutorwa praised 15 Chinese experts seconded to Namibia to provide technical assistance for agricultural irrigation, a central veterinary laboratory and research station in a meeting regardingcompletion of the first phase, which started in April 2015 and ends next 30 April. Mutorwa said the group did an excellent job and he was satisfied with their work. “The experts and their local counterparts have been implementing a project with well-defined objectives and outcomes covering rice and horticulture as well as veterinary policies and standards.” the...