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19 Sep 2017
FAO and WFP co-hosted an event to present the findings of the report Breaking the impasse: Reducing protracted internal displacement as a collective outcome.
18 Sep 2017
On the 19th of July 2017, the Italian Chamber of Deputies launched the FAO Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security; the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes this initiative in the presence of Italian Parliamentarians, representatives of the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and civil society organizations.  “Ensuring food security is a real challenge but it is within our reach”, said Honourable Stella Bianchi promoter of the Alliance, which already gathers almost 50 Parliamentarians from different political parties. “We want to contribute to the achievement of the Zero Hunger Goal and we...
13 Sep 2017
With FAO's support, within the South-South cooperation framework, civil servants from Kenya visited Ecuador and Peru to exchange experiences related to reinforcing agriculture and food security.
13 Sep 2017
FAO and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has recently launched an E-learning Hub to facilitate the access of students and researchers from African universities to FAO’s vast repository of knowledge
FAO and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has recently launched an E-learning Hub to facilitate the access of students and researchers from African universities to FAO’s vast repository of knowledge. Through this E-learning Hub students from 66 RUFORUM member universities across 26 countries in Africa can now access rich FAO’s knowledge resources in the areas of food and nutrition security, social and economic development and sustainable management of natural resources. This joint initiative aims to provide students and researchers from RUFORUM member universities with FAO’s most up to date knowledge, experience and information on current...
12 Sep 2017
IFAD, WFP and FAO underline the importance of partnerships among the countries in the Global South to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Rome, 12 September 2017 – IFAD, WFP and FAO commemorated today the UN South-South Cooperation Day together in a joint special event that took place in IFAD Headquarters in Rome. “It is particularly important that we are commemorating together the UN South-South Cooperation Day to remember the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action in 1978 which gave start to the mainstreaming of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) as a key tool to tackling development issues,” said Daniel Gustafson, FAO Deputy Director General (Programmes). Emerging economies have stepped up in the last decade in taking the lead in...
04 Sep 2017
With the support of FAO, Cuban technicians visit Panama to strengthen coconut production
Panama, 4 September 2017-  Starting today and for the following two weeks, Panama will host Cuban specialists in coconut production, to exchange experiences and strengthen the capacities of the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA) and the Institute of Agricultural Research in Panama (IDIAP), within the context of pest and disease detection and integrated coconut crop management. Cooperation between Panama and Cuba for the technological improvement of coconut production comes with technical backstopping and support from FAO. During the mission, specialists from the Higher Organization of Business Management (OSDE Agrícola) and the National Centre for Agricultural and Livestock Health (CENSA) of Cuba, and...
01 Sep 2017
El Salvador to incorporate the principles, guidelines and strategies adopted by the Brazilian Government within the scope of the National School Feeding Programme
1 September 2017, El Salvador - 30 participants completed their training day on the blended Course on School Feeding Programmes with extensive knowledge and joint considerations on food and nutritional security in schools in El Salvador, based on the lessons learned in Brazil. The closing ceremony was attended by officials from the Brazilian Embassy, the Technical Secretariat and Presidency Planning (SETEPLAN), the Ministry of Education (MINED), the Solidarity Fund for Health (FOSALUD), the Centre for Consumer Defense (CDC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in El Salvador, and the National Centre for Agricultural and Forestry...
01 Sep 2017
Last July, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and FAO signed an interagency agreement within the framework of a UNIDO/Global Environment Facility (GEF) project, to implement the Strategic Action Programme in support of the sustainable management of the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem. In this context UNIDO, as the implementing and contributing agency, entrusted FAO with the task of providing technical assistance to the Mexican national fisheries institute (Instituto Nacional de Pesca – INAPESCA) to execute the project’s key activities. UNIDO`s total contribution amounts to USD 1.8 million. These activities mainly consist in supporting the...
31 Aug 2017
Opportunities and concrete actions needed to strengthen the sector were identified, starting with the development of a South-South exchange network between countries of both continents
Maceió, Alagoas (Brazil), 31 August 2017 - About 100 people, including 32 Latin American representatives from six countries and 36 African representatives from 14 African countries, participated in the dialogue: “Challenges and Opportunities for South-South Cooperation in the Cotton Value Chain”, which was carried out parallel to the 11th Brazilian Congress of Cotton, in the city of Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil. The dialogue, organized by the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC/MRE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), promoted the exchange of experiences for the identification of challenges, and proposals for...
28 Aug 2017
The cooperation will generate new tools for the Monitoring and Evaluation of the country's fishing resources
28 August 2017, El Salvador - The technical team of the Centre for the Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture (CENDEPESCA) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), shared a strengthening process to develop fisheries and aquaculture research, and for the application of sorting and management models of fishery resources. The training was developed by the Under-Secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism of Chile, within the framework of South-South Cooperation between this South American country and El Salvador, with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The purpose of...