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30 Jun 2017
Live webcast from the 40th Session of the FAO Conference — (Sheikh Zayed Centre) 6th July, from 18:30 CET
30 June 2017, Rome. The 40th session of the FAO Conference will host a side event on “China-FAO South-South Cooperation: promoting inclusive and sustainable development” that can be followed live via webcast here: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4394/icode/ Interpretation will be available in English, Chinese, French and Spanish. The event will take place in the Sheikh Zayed Centre at FAO Headquarters in Rome (Italy) on the 6th of July and begins at 18:30 CET.  FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme China, as an active participant and supporter of FAO SSC Programme, has witnessed the burgeoning development of SSC with FAO and other partners.  This side event aims to share achievements...
27 Jun 2017
New agreement builds on Uruguayan experience in Latin America and the Caribbean to support agricultural development and food security in Africa and other regions
27 June 2017, Rome - FAO and Uruguay will work together on South-South and Triangular Cooperation programs to strengthen agricultural development, agribusiness and food security in African countries, contributing to the overall achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An agreement signed today by FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva and the Uruguayan Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries Tabaré Aguerre, lays the foundation to build on the experience the Uruguayan International Cooperation Agency (AUCI) has gained in technical cooperation and capacity building in Latin America and the Caribbean, extending it to the benefit of African countries and...
23 Jun 2017
This agreement will foster knowledge sharing and innovative approaches to achieve efficient and sustainable agrifood value chains and sustainable aquaculture
23 June 2017, Cairo – The Government of Egypt and FAO renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on South-South Cooperation (SSC) for an additional three years to boost agricultural development of African countries through transfer of knowledge and innovative approaches.  “The renewal of this MoU not only represents a milestone in further strengthening the cooperation between FAO and the Government of Egypt, but will also make Egyptian expertise better known across African countries” Mr Hussein Gadain, FAO Representative in Egypt, said.  This updated commitment will mainly support sustainable agriculture of the Nile Basin countries, by focusing on “farmer to farmer” exchanges through...
23 Jun 2017
On the occasion of the Solidarity Summit on Refugees (Kampala, 22-23 June, 2017), Uganda, with the support of the United Nations, brought together Heads of State and representatives from national, regional and international organizations, to pledge support and show solidarity to the Government and its people, in their efforts to provide protection and assistance to refugees.  Hosted by His Excellency Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda, and the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, the main objective of the event was to rally international support for refugees, and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes. $2 billion are...
22 Jun 2017
The annual consultation meeting between the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and FAO took place on Wednesday, 21 May, at FAO Headquarters in Rome. FAO highlighted the valuable support provided by Sida and other Swedish partners to the FAO Programme of Work, particularly to the core funding, humanitarian programmes, and country-level programmes.  FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department presented the results of the Ocean Conference (5-9 June, 2017, New York), and FAO’s role in enhancing SDG 14 (“Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”). FAO acknowledged and expressed appreciation...
22 Jun 2017
The President of the Republic of Uganda writes a letter to the President of the People’s Republic of China to recognize their significant cooperation
22 June 2017, Rome. The Government of Uganda committed to continue South-South Cooperation activities with China, facilitated by FAO, in light of the excellent results achieved so far. In a letter addressed to the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, the President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, wished “to recognize the significant cooperation between our two sister nations”. “I highly appreciate the recent cordial cooperation under the framework of FAO South-South Cooperation Activities aimed at fostering agricultural development for the mutual benefit of our people,” stated the President of Uganda in the letter to his Chinese counterpart. The Government...
21 Jun 2017
Annual consultations take note of strong 2016 results and initiate discussions on the fund’s next phase
At the annual consultation of the Multipartner Programme Support Mechanism, FAO presented the 2016 achievements of the fund, which delivered significant results towards zero hunger, food and agriculture sustainability, and rural poverty reduction.  As an innovative mechanism for supporting FAO’s work through unearmarked or soft-earmarked contributions, this multipartner fund was generously supported by Belgium, the Flanders Cooperation, The Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland with some USD 75 million since 2010.  “This fund is a unique instrument that enables FAO to move strategically towards the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals”, said Daniel Gustafson, FAO Deputy Director-General for Programmes.  Partners discussed the 2016 results...
21 Jun 2017
Kyoto University and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) jointly held the International Symposium on the Impact of Climate Change on Food and Agriculture to mark the one year anniversary of the signing of their Memorandum of Understanding and the 20th anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol. The Symposium took place at Kyoto University on 12 June 2017. The Symposium was attended by over 120 participants, including the Mayor of Kyoto, the Dean of Kyoto University, the Director of the Economics Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of...
20 Jun 2017
Colombia’s Rural Development Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations signed an 8.7 million US dollar agreement to support the country’s agricultural and rural public policy. The Rural Development Agency (RDA) was created in 2015 with the express goal of improving the living conditions of rural inhabitants and supporting the Peace Agreement through large-scale rural initiatives.
16 Jun 2017
The Mississippi State University (MSU) and the Liaison Office for North America of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) sponsored  a Congressional Legislative Briefing on “Blue Growth: Future of Fish as a Significant Food Source” on 5 June 2017  in Washington. Dr. Mark Lawrence, Director at MSU’s Global Center for Aquatic Food Security highlighted aquaculture challenges, including feed, seed stocks, disease outbreaks and potential for antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Melba Reantaso, FAO Aquaculture Officer, wrapped up the briefing discussing the way forward for aquaculture and fisheries’ contribution to world food security under the Blue Growth Initiative. In closing, Dr. Kent...