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09 Nov 2016
Legislators from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Europe will discuss legal strategies to fight hunger and tackle climate change in a comprehensive way
More than 100 lawmakers from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Spain highlighted the imperative need to act against the effects of climate change through legislation, at the opening of the VII Forum of the Parliamentary Front against Hunger. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, the Parliamentary Fronts against Hunger are key to enforcing the commitments of the Paris Agreements and the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), especially those closely...
03 Nov 2016
The Memorandum of Understanding signed today is based on the exchange of experience, knowledge and expertise
Today, FAO and Sapienza entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to underline their long-standing collaboration on the themes of Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture, among others.  The MoU, signed by the Rector of Sapienza, Prof Eugenio Gaudio and by the FAO Deputy Director General for Operations, Mr. Daniel Gustafson, is defined by a solid plan of work based on sharing and exchanging knowledge and expertise, promoting innovative research techniques and developing capacities.  The collaboration focuses on four particular areas of work: strengthening statistic and data analysis,strengthening food safety and quality within a ‘’Food Systems” approach, increasing the role and contribution of...
01 Nov 2016
Cooperation among the southern countries innovatively brings practical and cost-effective development solutions for food security
Cooperation among the southern countries innovatively brings practical and cost-effective development solutions for food security Dubai, Tuesday 1 November 2016. South-South Cooperation among the Global South is a fundamental tool achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set for 2030, conveyed FAO today at a joint event with Rome-based Agencies at the United Nations Global South-South Development Expo in Dubai this week. Rome-based Agencies expressed their firm commitment to facilitating South-South Cooperation (SSC) and Triangular Cooperation (TrC), offering their services in brokering “match-making” between countries for agricultural development, stressing that SSC is a complementary tool to North-South Cooperation. “We all need to work...
28 Oct 2016
Donation of $150,000 aims to support countries of the global South
The Republic of the Sudan has donated $150,000 to support the work of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), a unique international coordinating body for policy issues related to food and nutrition, hosted by FAO. The funds will help CFS strengthen the governance of food security and nutrition in countries of the global South. Following a call for assistance from FAO, a donation agreement was signed between Sudan and the UN Agency, which will administer the contributions through its multi-donor trust fund. The project will be completed by the end of 2017. "CFS needs long term investment by all...
25 Oct 2016
The Sustainable Development Goals offer a vision of a fairer, more prosperous, peaceful and sustainable world in which no one is left behind.  FAO contributes to revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development through partnerships that invest in critical agents of change – smallholders, family farmers, rural women, fisher folk, indigenous communities, youth and other vulnerable or marginalized people.       “The  SDGs are truly transformative. They are interlinked, calling for new combinations in the way policies, programmes, partnerships and investments...
19 Oct 2016
19 October 2016, Rome - FAO and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) have joined forces to increase job and business opportunities for young people in rural areas of Benin, Cameroon, Malawi and Niger through a $4 million grant made available by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. The agreement signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA) Chief Executive Officer,...
13 Oct 2016
The mechanism aims at supporting cities in the South to share and promote best practices to strengthen urban food systems. 130 cities have signed up to the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact that sets out key goals for urban food security.
13 October 2016, Rome. FAO launched the idea of a City to City Cooperation Mechanism which aims to support cities in the South, particularly in Africa, to share and promote best practices to strengthen urban food systems and help speed up the implementation of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP). The launch took place during the first day of the Mayor’s Meeting of the Milan Pact held at FAO Headquarters in Rome.   City to City cooperation, especially through south-south and triangular cooperation, is an important way to share good practices, where one city context can readily relate to another....
13 Oct 2016
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signed today in Egypt a key Memorandum of Understanding with the Pan-African Parliament, announcing the establishment of the Pan African Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (PAPA-FSN). This agreement is part of a broad strategy to step a partnership and mobilize key actors in the society with the aim to ending hunger and malnutrition by 2030. Conveying the message of FAO Director-General to the pan-African parliamentarians from the 54 countries of the African Union, FAO...
10 Oct 2016
The Parliamentary Front against Hunger of Ecuador (PFHE) met on Tuesday, 4th October in order to discuss various topics of their agenda. With the participation of around 40 legislative officials, a space for dialogue was created to share the status of the Draft School Feeding Law. On this occasion, the National Coordinator of the Front, Assemblyman Armando Aguilar presented the draft version of the Project and the contributions from the other participants were incorporated. Another issue discussed during this meeting was related to climate change. FAO Representation in Ecuador made a presentation on the influence of climate change on food...
10 Oct 2016
Support for political alliances key to fight malnutrition globally
Building strong alliances among legislators across the world is vital to making headway on hunger eradication, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said on Monday, as he underscored the agency's continued support to fostering global exchanges between lawmakers. In her keynote address at today's event, Amal Abdulla Al Qubaisi, President and Speaker of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates said: "As parliamentarians we shoulder a particular responsibility - a responsibility to join hands with governments and nations to...