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30 Oct 2017
A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between FAO and URGENCI, an international network that supports community agriculture, is poised to deepen the UN agency’s collaboration with global civil society.  The agreement, to be signed on 30 October 2017 by FAO Deputy Director-General for Programmes Daniel Gustafson and Judith Hitchman, President of URGENCI, will formalize the partnership between the two organizations by joining their efforts to map and promote short food-supply chain initiatives in all world regions. By documenting existing practices, methods and good experiences on local and solidarity-based food distribution systems between consumers and producers, the...
27 Oct 2017
Strengthening the capacities of African universities to shape the future of food security and agriculture
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacities Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding and committed to work together to strengthen  the capacities of RUFORUM member universities to better contribute to food security and nutrition, increase sustainability of agricultural and food systems, reduce rural poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa. In partnership, FAO and RUFORUM will carry out joint activities to increase African students’  and researchers’ access to FAO’s e-learning resources and scientific publications on food and agriculture; increase African...
25 Oct 2017
Experts discuss roadmap to scale up climate finance for greater resilience against climate change and improved livelihood opportunities for rural communities
24 Oct 2017
Partnerships continue to expand the visibility and impact of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the Russian Federation.
Partnerships continue to expand the visibility and impact of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the Russian Federation. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between FAO and Russian State Agrarian University - Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy marked a major step in achieving synergic effect of promoting FAO agenda in the country through active engagement with its leading academic institutions. The signing ceremony took place as part of the celebrations of World Food Day on 16 October 2017 in Russia. The Timiryazev Agricultural Academy is one of the oldest agrarian educational institutions in Russia. Founded...