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07 Mar 2018
FAO and the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples for Latin America and the Caribbean signed an agreement at FAO's Regional Conference.
05 Mar 2018
Internet of Things and Big Data to improve access to information related to climate and water management in the Central American Dry Corridor
FAO and Spain’s Telefonica, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, have agreed to work together to leverage the use of cutting-edge digital technologies for agricultural development, food security and nutrition, and specifically, prepare and strengthen farmers in the face of extreme weather events related to climate change.   An agreement signed on 12 February 2018 by FAO Director General, José Graziano da Silva, and Telefonica’s Global Director of Public Affairs Strategy,...
02 Mar 2018
Visit of the new plough that will allow to bring land restoration to scale
Ouagadougou - During his visit to Burkina Faso from 18-20 February, FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva had a look at the new specialised plough for mechanised land preparation, purchased by FAO under its project Action Against Desertification. "The rehabilitation of degraded land is a priority for Burkina,” said the Director General, who expressed his appreciation of the purchase. “We need to see how FAO can start similar programmes at bigger scale to accompany the efforts of the government of Burkina Faso.”   The new equipment, composed of a tractor and a Delfino plough, will allow to further upscale land restoration in...
27 Feb 2018
Representatives of three major organizations gathered in Kyiv recently to tackle issues of food safety and sanitary service in Ukraine.
27 Feb 2018
Daniel Gustafson, the Deputy Director-General (Programme) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Yasuyuki Nambu, the CEO of Pasona Group Inc. a leading recruitment company in Japan that develops its business with the aim of realizing a society where anyone, regardless of age, gender, nationality, or disability, is free to choose the work they want to do and can work in a way that is tailored to their lifestyle, signed a Letter of Intent to promote capacity development, advocacy and awareness raising on sustainable food and agriculture development, particularly through a Pasona-sponsored global...
27 Feb 2018
Eni and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have signed yesterday a Collaboration Agreement to foster access to safe and clean water in Nigeria by drilling boreholes powered with photovoltaic systems, both for domestic use and irrigation purposes. The project aims to contribute to the humanitarian interventions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities, suffering from the North East - Lake Chad crisis, which have led to unprecedented levels of population displacements and prolonged disruption of agricultural, livestock and fishing activities.  
21 Feb 2018
On 16 February FAO and four major French research and education institutions signed new partnership agreements.
On 16 February FAO and four major French research and education institutions - the Agriculture Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the National Institute for Agriculture Research (INRA), the National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) and the French Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute (Agreenium) signed new partnership agreements to increase joint efforts for development of innovative food security and environment-sensitive approaches that contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. The new partnerships will focus on agroecology; sustainable natural resources management in the context of climate change; sustainable territorial development; agriculture innovation for family farmers; sustainable and...
16 Feb 2018
Rome - FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan concluded their two-day Annual Review Meeting  at FAO's Headquarters in Rome, during which the parties reviewed ongoing projects funded by MAFF and discussed priority areas and further collaboration. Welcoming the delegation of seven MAFF experts, Daniel Gustafson, FAO Deputy Director-General for Programmes, recalled the success of the Second Japan-FAO Annual Strategic Consultation, and thanked Japan for its important role with FAO in supporting countries in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 SDGs - including the eradication of poverty and hunger. Mr Daiji...
15 Feb 2018
The sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture is the focus of an agreement signed here this week by Georgia and FAO.
15 Feb 2018
Rome – FAO welcomed high level representatives of the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, along with the Agence Française de Dévelopement (AFD) and leading research agencies, to discuss common priorities. This was the first strategic dialogue between France and FAO since both parties signed a new framework agreement (2018-2021) last December 2017. The meeting was an occasion to exchange ideas on key focus areas, such as agro-ecology, climate change, biodiversity, rural youth employment, migration, food security and nutrition governance. The delegation, led by Frédéric Lambert, Chef du service Europe et International at France’s Ministry...