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31 Jan 2017
Ensuring the advancement of sustainable agricultural and agribusiness development in Africa
In 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 2017
Nacaome, 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 2017
FAO 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 Convention
Canadatoday 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.
09 Jan 2017
In 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...