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10 May 2018
Parliamentary advisers from Latin America and the Caribbean successfully concluded the course offered by FAO, PARLATINO, AECID and AMEXCID
Panama City - More than 40 advisers from the Parliamentary Front against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean (FPH-LAC) participated in a meeting on 2-4 May 2018 at the headquarters of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO) in order to strengthen their capacities in food security, nutrition and the right to food.  The activity is part of a course offered by the PARLATINO and the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO), with the support of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) through the “Mesoamerica without Hunger” program and the Spanish Agency for International...
10 May 2018
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted the Commission for Cooperation and Development of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonies (APF) at its headquarters on 3 and 4 May 2018, attended by nearly fifty parliamentarians from around fifteen countries. During the opening ceremony, Ms. Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director General of FAO, emphasized "the essential role of policy makers, including members of parliaments, in establishing enabling institutional, legal and policy frameworks" towards achieving the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, recalling that...
10 May 2018
On 20 March 2018, the European Parliament Alliance on the Fight Against Hunger, MEP Maria Heubuch and the FAO’s Liaison Office to the European Union and Belgium (FAOLOB) co-hosted with the participation of the European Commission a policy dialogue debate entitled “Agroecology: Opportunities and Challenges for European Development policy” which was held at the European Parliament. In her introductory remarks, Maria Heubuch highlighted the “importance and timeliness of the policy dialogue on agroecology,” which took place in the run-up to the  2nd International Symposium on Agroecology held at the FAO Headquarters on 3-5 April 2018 in Rome. Rodrigo de...
18 Apr 2018
The project is part of an initiative supporting countries and regions prone to El Nino’s impacts
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Fiji have agreed to collaborate on a project to strengthen the resilience of communities vulnerable to extreme weather events and climate change.
18 Apr 2018
Meeting discusses threats brought about by rapid urbanization
18 April 2018, Durban – More than half of Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) population could be living in urban areas by 2050 posing huge challenges for poor towns and cities, which already face challenges such as poverty and inequalities. These are coupled with growing levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in a context of high vulnerability to climate change. In preparation for the challenges attendant to rapid urbanization, some SSA local authorities have started implementing initiatives that improve food security and nutrition through ‘city to city’ collaboration and South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC). These initiatives will see all actors in the...
17 Apr 2018
On 17 April, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) facilitated a conversation between the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), with whom FAO signed a Memorandum of Understanding in October 2017, and Members of Parliament (MPs) of Uganda, to seek the possibility in developing joint research proposals reflecting needs and demands of MPs for opportunities such as the African Union research grants. The meeting was hosted by FAO Uganda and jointly organized by FAO Headquarters and FAO Regional Office for Africa (RAF).  This discussion also aimed at increasing mutual understanding between...
12 Apr 2018
Brazzaville – The Parliament of the Republic of Congo has launched with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and in the presence of national and international institutions, its Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. The official ceremony brought together almost all the members of the Congolese Parliamentary Alliance for Food and Nutrition Security (APCSAN) consisting of all deputies and senators. For Isidore Mvouba, President of the National Assembly and active president of the Congolese Parliamentary Alliance for Food and Nutrition Security (APSCAN), this structure will advocate with government and development...
05 Apr 2018
The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 500 000 to fight the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and fall armyworm (FAW) in the Republic of Zimbabwe. The project, being rolled out...
04 Apr 2018
The chocolate reaches the Italian market thanks to an agreement with Autogrill and Altromercato
Bolivia is a country of spectacular landscapes and profoundly diverse environments.  North of the capital La Paz, in a region called Alto Beni, right where the Andes give way to Amazon forest, FAO is working with a community of Andean people that cultivate a world-famous cocoa variety, the "Criollo" cocoa, renowned for its nutritional values. 
30 Mar 2018
"The promotion of solar energy for irrigation, sustainable water management, the development of an investment and foresight plan for the olive sector and a South-South Cooperation Framework with Morocco"
Tunis: Mr Samir Taieb, Minister of Agriculture of Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries, and Mr Michael Hage, FAO Coordinator for North Africa and Representative for Tunisia, signed three projects and a Tripartite South-South Cooperation Agreement during a ceremony at Ministry headquarters today. Through these signatures, FAO is strengthening its technical support and continuing to support the country in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals while also meeting the priorities of the national agricultural sector. Key sectors such as water, irrigation, olive oil and agricultural development occupy a prominent place in the activities and programs to be implemented. The project on promoting solar energy...