21 Oct 2015
FAO Director-General and Rabobank Vice President discuss improving information for small-scale farmers21 October 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Rabobank Vice President Berry Marttin, met today for discussions that focused on the partnership between the UN agency and the financial institution aimed at helping small-scale farmers in East Africa. FAO and the Rabobank Foundation began their collaboration in 2013 and Marttin, describing it as a “great partnership” said “it was very important that when we started we...
14 Oct 2015
“The new 2030 agenda brings a larger mandate to FAO and your role is only greater”14 October 2015, Rome - The recent adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals marks a turning point in the global community’s approach to development and calls for a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva said in his address to over 200 members of the Private Sector attending the 4th FAO private sector dialogue in Rome.
09 Oct 2015
The Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition focuses its annual report on the challenges and approaches on nutrition from a human righs perspective9 October 2015, Rome. “The Right to Food and Nutrition Watch is a peer review publication that monitors policies and issues related to the realization of the Right to Adequate Food and Nutrition, based on a human rights perspective, and from a global, regional and national level,” said the representative of FIAN International, Alejandra Morena, also Coordinator of the Watch 2015, during the launch this morning at FAO Headquarters. Entitled “Peoples’ Nutrition Is Not a Business”, Watch 2015 focuses on nutrition, one of the...
06 Oct 2015
New FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in the country to ensure overall coordination of the programme6 October 2015, Malabo – The Government of Equatorial Guinea and FAO signed today a $31.5 million partnership agreement to promote agricultural development in Equatorial Guinea, over the next seven years.
02 Oct 2015
FAO and CEMA join forces - initial focus is on capacity building in Africa2 October 2015, Rome - FAO and the European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association CEMA , an international non-profit organisation, today forged a new partnership that aims to promote wider use of sustainable agricultural mechanization in developing countries. The two organizations will work together to manage and disseminate knowledge on sustainable approaches to agricultural mechanization. They will also jointly develop technical programmes to support innovation in mechanization and facilitate the implementation of...