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27 Jan 2017
Nacaome, Valle-- “Los sistemas financieros innovadores y adecuados a las necesidades y demandas de los agricultores familiares, contribuye a garantizar la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional de las familias rurales, a mejorar sus ingresos y medios de vida”, señaló María Julia Cárdenas Barrios, Representante de FAO en Honduras, al inaugurar la gira de campo para el Intercambio de Experiencias en Sistemas Financieros para la Agricultura Familiar que reúne a representantes de organizaciones de agricultores familiares y de los ministerios de agricultura de Guatemala,  Honduras, El Salvador,...
24 Jan 2017
FAO today hosted a high-level delegation from Japan in a bid to bolster both sides of a strong relationship between the UN agency responsible for fighting hunger and its second-largest donor. Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sent a number of senior officials to the meeting, one of a series aimed at crafting a strategic plan for further advancing the key partnership. The broader Japanese delegation underscored the increasingly geopolitical nature of assuring food security and putting agriculture on a sustainable and responsible footing in an era of globalization and border-hopping challenges such as...
23 Jan 2017
Bolstering budgets of Codex Alimentarius and the International Plant Protection Convention
Canadatoday announced it will contribute an additional $1 million to international bodies that develop the standards for food safety and plant protection. Lawrence MacAulay, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, told FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva of the decision while both leaders were in Berlin attending high-level meetings including Sunday's meeting of agriculture ministers from the G20 countries.
09 Jan 2017
In cooperation with the Global Good Fund, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has handed more than 5000 Mazzi™ containers that provide clean and effective storage of milk, to the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries. The Ministry will distribute the containers to farmers in eight regions of Ethiopia.  Millions of smallholder dairy farmers in Ethiopia rely on milk for both...
19 Dec 2016
Building bridges between science and development to combat climate change and its impacts is at the heart of a new partnership agreement between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) that was signed at an official event held in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, on Monday, 19 December 2016.  Mustapha Sinaceur, Director of  FAO’s Liaison Office with the European Union and Belgium said the partnership was based on a “pre-existing, fruitful relationship between our two institutions” and that they shared a vision and common goals for enhancing institutional capacities to address global climate change mitigation and adaptation. “FAO and UCL...
12 Dec 2016
New law includes recommendations and principles - designed with the support of FAO - for countries to strengthen family agriculture through national legislation.
Members of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO) unanimously approved a Model law on family farming, which includes recommendations and guidelines for countries to strengthen this key sector for food security, FAO said today. The law was voted on December 3rd during the XXXII General Assembly of PARLATINO held in Panama City. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, the new model law sets out guiding principles, definitions and obligations...
08 Dec 2016
Cancun, Mexico - More than 190 countries at a major United Nations conference in Mexico have pledged to step up efforts to integrate biodiversity into the policies of their agriculture, forests and fisheries sectors. On 3 December, countries adopted the Cancun Declaration, named after the Mexican city where the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), known as 'COP13,' is being held. The Declaration represents an unprecedented recognition from the international community that biodiversity protection must involve different governmental and economic sectors and not just environment ministries. At the closure of the COP13 High Level...
01 Dec 2016
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation advocates for South-South and Triangular Cooperation to deliver long-lasting results that can help achieve the SDGs
1 December 2016, Nairobi – FAO will support the new initiative on Triangular Cooperation of the Global Partnerships for Effective Development Cooperation, initiated by Mexico and Canada. A working group will work at political and operational levels to ensure that triangular programming is grounded on the core principles of effectiveness. The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation recognized South-South and Triangular Cooperation “as an increasingly potent feature of international cooperation for development”, in its Second High-Level Meeting held these days in Nairobi. The Global Partnership is therefore joining the main international cooperation frameworks to recognize the effectiveness of these forms of cooperation...
29 Nov 2016
Budapest, Hungary – The Director-General met today with Hungarian Minister for Agriculture Sandor Fazekas, on the margins of the Regional Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in Europe and Central Asia.
28 Nov 2016
The Centre will support of the management and sharing of knowledge continent-wide
28 November 2016, Addis Ababa - The African Union Commission (AUC) convened a group of stakeholders, including Regional Economic Communities (RECs), development partners and academia at the AUC premises in Addis Ababa to discuss an assessment report for the establishment of an “African Union Centre of Best Practices for Food Security (AU-CBPFS)”.  The idea of the centre emerged from the Malabo Implementation Strategy and Road Map which recommended the establishment of Centre of Excellence to contribute to the vision of Africa’s Agricultural Transformation. Facilitated by FAO and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), the two-day assessment examined a cross-section of existing Centres...