24 Feb 2017
Targets include capacity building for developing countries to achieve Sustainable Development GoalsTargets include capacity building for developing countries to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 24 February 2017, Rome – China and FAO today agreed to strengthen further their joint efforts in South-South Cooperation, an increasingly popular initiative that is boosting technical capacity and is promoting the exchange of agriculture knowledge and techniques across a growing part of the developing world. Today’s agreements were announced at a bilateral meeting attended by senior representatives from FAO and China’s Ministry of Agriculture to...
16 Feb 2017
President Evo Morales and Director General José Graziano da Silva agree to joint proposal to Green Climate FundFAO is assisting Bolivia in its effort to access financial support for improved water management programs in those areas of the Andean nation that have been hardest hit by prolonged drought. At a meeting here today, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva and Bolivian President Evo Morales agreed to jointly submit a technical proposal to the UN’s Green Climate Fund requesting $250 million in support for efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change on food security and rural livelihoods in Bolivia.
South-South Cooperation: building constructive partnerships in order to contribute to the development of the rice sector in Côte d’Ivoire
15 Feb 2017
Joint FAO-Côte d’Ivoire Oversight Mission for the Sustainable Development of the Rice Food Chain15 February 2017, Côte d’Ivoire - From 10 to 14 February 2017, a FAO delegation, accompanied by representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, as well as officials from the National Office for Rice Development, undertook an oversight mission in Côte d'Ivoire, specifically at Grand-Lahou, Gagnoa and Yamoussoukro, to ensure the technical follow-up of the activities carried out under the South-South Cooperation (SSC) projects currently under way in the country. In 2016, two projects were initiated within the framework of SSC in Côte d'Ivoire, namely the Regional project on the Partnership for Sustainable Rice Systems Development in Sub-Saharan...
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific re-affirms close collaboration with Government of Japan on technical cooperation in the region
15 Feb 2017FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and representatives from Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) today re-affirmed their close collaboration on technical cooperation work in the region during an annual review of the programme.
14 Feb 2017
Chinese experts trained 400 Namibian farmers and government officials in rice, foxtail millet and horticultural production14 Febraury 2017, Namibia. The Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry to the Republic of Namibia, Hon John Mutorwa praised 15 Chinese experts seconded to Namibia to provide technical assistance for agricultural irrigation, a central veterinary laboratory and research station in a meeting regardingcompletion of the first phase, which started in April 2015 and ends next 30 April. Mutorwa said the group did an excellent job and he was satisfied with their work. “The experts and their local counterparts have been implementing a project with well-defined objectives and outcomes covering rice and horticulture as well as veterinary policies and standards.” the...
31 Jan 2017
Ensuring the advancement of sustainable agricultural and agribusiness development in AfricaIn an effort to alleviate the challenges that millions of African families face from abject poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity, FAO and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) signed a new partnership agreement that paves the way for a stronger cooperation in fostering sustainable agriculture.
27 Jan 2017Nacaome, 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 2017FAO 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 ConventionCanadatoday 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.
Ethiopian smallholder dairy farmers to benefit from quality milk collection and transportation containers
09 Jan 2017In 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...