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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.