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28 Sep 2020
Joint projects will aim to address root causes of hunger, malnutrition and rural poverty
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has signed a partnership agreement with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie, recognizing parliamentarians as key actors in the fight to end hunger, malnutrition and rural poverty.The 2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report paints a sobering picture: with just a decade to go to the endpoint of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the number of people affected by hunger and all forms of malnutrition continues to rise. The world is not on track to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030, and if...
28 Sep 2020
Partnership will continue work on agroforestry and climate change adaptation and mitigation
Building on a history of successful collaboration, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Université Laval have renewed their partnership for another three years. The joint work together will continue to advance progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on the areas of agroforestry, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and food security and nutrition.Based in Quebec City, Université Laval is one of Canada’s largest universities and a leader in research and innovation. The university’s contribution to the field of sustainable development has also been widely recognized; it is ranked 4th in the...
22 Sep 2020
22 September 2020, Rome - FAO welcomed an announcement today by Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, that his country will support the UN agency's South-South Cooperation (SSC) efforts with an additional $50 million in funding. "We are very grateful for this new $50 million contribution announced by President Xi, as it provides a strong boost to the work of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme," FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said.
16 Sep 2020
Earth Map empowers FAO’s Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform and allows anyone with basic Internet access to tap critical climate, environmental and agricultural information
Rome - Anyone anywhere can access multidimensional maps and statistics showing key climate and environmental trends wherever they are, thanks to a new tool developed by Google and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. 
11 Sep 2020
How South-South Cooperation helps ensure food security for family farmers
FAO South-South Cooperation project began in late 2019 between China and Madagascar. Chinese experts on rice production came to Madagascar to introduce a greater-yielding type of rice, as well as to provide training to farmers on how to grow and harvest it.
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