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18 Jan 2018
Malnutrition in Eastern Africa among children raises concern
18 January 2018, Addis Ababa – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Africa Union Commission have signed an agreement to launch sustainable school food and nutrition programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
15 Jan 2018
FAO sees this agreement as a step closer to the realization of Sustainable Development Goal #2 to Zero Hunger in Guyana by 2030.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations yesterday made commitments through the signing of Letters of Agreements (LOA) to the value of US $332,500 for work in areas such as food and nutrition security, climate-resilient agriculture and disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. The University of Guyana (UG), International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the National Red Cross Society (GRCS), the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) and the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) are all recipients of...
10 Jan 2018
On 22 December, an introductory meeting was held over lunch between key members of the FAO Parliamentarian Friendship League and the FAO National Goodwill Ambassadors, Mr. Katsuhiro Nakamura and Ms. Hiroko Kuniya. The purpose of the meeting was to establish a good foundation for their collaborative effort and synergies in support for FAO’s work. Mr. Yoshimasa Hayashi, Chairman and current Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, graciously attended the meeting and exchanged views and opinions with the two FAO National Goodwill Ambassadors. The event took place at Hotel...
21 Dec 2017
Improved nutrition, reductions in rural poverty, sustainable management of Kyrgyzstan’s natural resources, and adapting to climate change are central themes in a new cooperation agreement with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
20 Dec 2017
Belgian funding channelled through the UN bodies will benefit tens of thousands at risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Against a backdrop of intense human suffering, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are joining forces to mitigate some of the effects of conflict in Greater Kasai. The two United Nations agencies will be using US$10 million in Belgian government funding to improve access to food for more than 100,000 people. Some 18,000 households - whether displaced, returnee or host families - stand to benefit.