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25 Sep 2017
Partnership sharpens focus on resilience, food crises, climate change, agricultural investments, nutrition, sustainable food systems
25 September 2017, Rome/Brussels - Stepping up their long and fruitful partnership, FAO and the European Commission (EC) held the strategic dialogue meeting and agreed on joint priorities and deliverables for 2018-2020. The decision to intensify joint efforts comes at an important moment in time with both partners sharpening their focus in the areas of food security, nutrition, resilience, sustainable agriculture, ocean governance, all within the context of working together towards the achievement of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Since the European Union became an FAO Member Organization, the partnership has been increasing in importance. Both FAO and...
21 Sep 2017
The four-year deal will focus on enhancing forest carbon stocks by improving the assessment, monitoring and reporting of afforestation and reforestation activities
On 21 September the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) concluded an agreement that will help improve the assessment, monitoring and reporting of global and country-level efforts in afforestation and reforestation (A&R) and conservation with a view to enhancing forest carbon stocks. The project, financed by MAFF with the amount of USD2 million, will span four years. It will allow the FAO Forestry Department to identify, on a global scale, areas best suited for A&R. The project will particularly target countries with the largest areas of forest...
19 Sep 2017
Expanded partnership to tackle climate change and develop digital innovations for rural smallholders
FAO is entering an innovative strategic partnership with Unilever aimed at helping countries in their efforts to reduce food loss and waste and tackle climate change, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Paul Polman, Chief Executive of Unilever and SDG Advocate, signed a Letter of Intent to help ensure better access to food and the promotion of sustainable agriculture, today in...
19 Sep 2017
FAO and WFP co-hosted an event to present the findings of the report Breaking the impasse: Reducing protracted internal displacement as a collective outcome.
18 Sep 2017
On the 19th of July 2017, the Italian Chamber of Deputies launched the FAO Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security; the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes this initiative in the presence of Italian Parliamentarians, representatives of the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and civil society organizations.  “Ensuring food security is a real challenge but it is within our reach”, said Honourable Stella Bianchi promoter of the Alliance, which already gathers almost 50 Parliamentarians from different political parties. “We want to contribute to the achievement of the Zero Hunger Goal and we...