FAO and the People’s Republic of China have agreed to bolster their collaboration in the safeguarding of iconic cultural farming systems such as the spectacular Hani rice terraces in Yunnan province.
The two partners have recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) - Strengthening the Implementation of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Initiative through Capacity Development under the South-South Cooperation (SSC) Framework - to scale-up cooperation under FAO's Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems Initiative.
FAO is actively engaging with its global, regional and country partners to identify, support and safeguard the traditional systems of agriculture, forestry, fisheries...
FAO has formalized 54 agreements with key Non-State Actors since the approval of the Strategies for Partnerships in 2013
31 October 2014, Rome - Since the approval of the FAO Strategies for Partnerships with Civil Society Organizations and the Private Sector in April 2013, FAO has formalized 54 agreements with Non-State Actors (NSA). The complete list of FAO partnerships with Non-State Actors, including their link to Strategic Objectives and initial progress in their implementation, can be found
15 October 2014, Rome - To strengthen the capacities of member countries in reducing gender inequalities in agriculture and increasing productivity, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, with support from the European Union, has produced a new e-learning course to help policy-makers and agricultural planners develop gender-responsive policies and programmes for food and nutrition security.
The course, “Gender in Food and Nutrition Security”, is the result of the combined efforts of a multidisciplinary team of international and local practitioners. It is designed to help professionals...
Roundtable on feeding the global family: Does climate change put us all at risk?
When: 15 October 2014 - 1500 – 1600 (GMT +2)
Where: Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO Headquarters
MODERATOR and PANELISTS
Moderator: LAURIE GOERING - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Laurie Goering edits AlertNet Climate, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s news website on the humanitarian and development impacts of climate change. Previously she was a Chicago Tribune correspondent based in New Delhi, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Havana, Rio de Janeiro and London.
LESLIE LIPPER - Senior Environmental Economist, Economic and Social Department, FAO
7 October 2014, Rome - FAO and the Brazilian government signed an agreement today in Rome under which Brazil commits to give $ 150 000 to the Multilateral Trust Fund of the International Year of Family Farming, managed by the Organization.
The funds will be used to support the participation of the civil society in the 2014 Global Dialogue on Family Farming, to be held on 25 and 26 October in Rome, and the development of a web-based platform that will include publications, policies and laws related to family farming.
The agreement will also benefit the creation of a...