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01 Jul 2019
The Validation Workshop of the “Strengthening Agricultural Statistics and Food Security Information in CARD Countries through South-South Cooperation” Project was held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 19-20 June 2019. Many stakeholders participated in the workshop: the Japanese Government, in particular the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, funding source of the project, as well as Government Representatives of the concerned host countries, namely: Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda, as well as private sector actors, the Government of...
28 Jun 2019
  Rome 27/06/2019 - The signing ceremony related to the first Triangular Cooperation Project (Up-scaling the FAO-China South-South Cooperation through Triangular Cooperation with the Netherlands [Part 1]) within the framework of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) Programme between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the People’s Republic of China, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, took place at FAO headquarters on 27 June 2019. The objective of this Triangular Cooperation...
14 Jun 2019
FAO and Johns Hopkins University to work together to improve nutrition for the most vulnerable
Rome – On the opening day of the Future of Food Symposium, FAO and the Johns Hopkins University have formalized their agreement to work together to support evidence-based policy for improving nutrition, health, and well-being, particularly for the world’s most vulnerable and under-served populations. FAO will work closely with Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Berman Institute of Bioethics to promote interdisciplinary and policy-focused research on systems thinking for nutrition, and to raise awareness about malnutrition in all its forms, including undernutrition, inadequate nutrition, overweight and obesity. The partnership also foresees greater engagement with global policy mechanisms...
14 Jun 2019
FAO and the Mediterranean Universities Union partner to promote knowledge-sharing and policy dialogue
Rome – On the opening day of the Future of Food Symposium, FAO and the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED) signed a partnership agreement that will facilitate an exchange of expertise between the two organizations on a range of issues related to FAO’s mandate. Specifically, the partnership aims to strengthen knowledge-sharing in the areas of food security and nutrition, sustainable agriculture, water and soils management and rural development in the Mediterranean region, including through the uptake of e-learning and Research4Life resources. The collaboration will promote policy dialogue and information exchanges between academia and other stakeholders, including parliamentary alliances, on food and nutrition...
14 Jun 2019
Partnership with the American University of Beirut will address issues of sustainable agriculture and water scarcity
Rome – FAO and the American University of Beirut (AUB) have agreed to work in partnership to promote food security and nutrition, particularly in Lebanon and the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region, through sustainable agriculture and improved management of natural resources.    The American University of Beirut, a private teaching-centered research university, was founded in 1866 and is recognized as one of the leading universities in the region. FAO and AUB have a history of close collaboration, with AUB’s Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science contributing to a regional FAO project on enhancing the Mediterranean Diet. The formal partnership...