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21 Sep 2017
The four-year deal will focus on enhancing forest carbon stocks by improving the assessment, monitoring and reporting of afforestation and reforestation activities
On 21 September the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) concluded an agreement that will help improve the assessment, monitoring and reporting of global and country-level efforts in afforestation and reforestation (A&R) and conservation with a view to enhancing forest carbon stocks. The project, financed by MAFF with the amount of USD2 million, will span four years. It will allow the FAO Forestry Department to identify, on a global scale, areas best suited for A&R. The project will particularly target countries with the largest areas of forest...
19 Sep 2017
Expanded partnership to tackle climate change and develop digital innovations for rural smallholders
FAO is entering an innovative strategic partnership with Unilever aimed at helping countries in their efforts to reduce food loss and waste and tackle climate change, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Paul Polman, Chief Executive of Unilever and SDG Advocate, signed a Letter of Intent to help ensure better access to food and the promotion of sustainable agriculture, today in...
19 Sep 2017
FAO and WFP co-hosted an event to present the findings of the report Breaking the impasse: Reducing protracted internal displacement as a collective outcome.
18 Sep 2017
On the 19th of July 2017, the Italian Chamber of Deputies launched the FAO Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security; the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes this initiative in the presence of Italian Parliamentarians, representatives of the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and civil society organizations.  “Ensuring food security is a real challenge but it is within our reach”, said Honourable Stella Bianchi promoter of the Alliance, which already gathers almost 50 Parliamentarians from different political parties. “We want to contribute to the achievement of the Zero Hunger Goal and we...
13 Sep 2017
With FAO's support, within the South-South cooperation framework, civil servants from Kenya visited Ecuador and Peru to exchange experiences related to reinforcing agriculture and food security.
13 Sep 2017
FAO and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has recently launched an E-learning Hub to facilitate the access of students and researchers from African universities to FAO’s vast repository of knowledge
FAO and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has recently launched an E-learning Hub to facilitate the access of students and researchers from African universities to FAO’s vast repository of knowledge. Through this E-learning Hub students from 66 RUFORUM member universities across 26 countries in Africa can now access rich FAO’s knowledge resources in the areas of food and nutrition security, social and economic development and sustainable management of natural resources. This joint initiative aims to provide students and researchers from RUFORUM member universities with FAO’s most up to date knowledge, experience and information on current...
12 Sep 2017
IFAD, WFP and FAO underline the importance of partnerships among the countries in the Global South to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Rome, 12 September 2017 – IFAD, WFP and FAO commemorated today the UN South-South Cooperation Day together in a joint special event that took place in IFAD Headquarters in Rome. “It is particularly important that we are commemorating together the UN South-South Cooperation Day to remember the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action in 1978 which gave start to the mainstreaming of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) as a key tool to tackling development issues,” said Daniel Gustafson, FAO Deputy Director General (Programmes). Emerging economies have stepped up in the last decade in taking the lead in...
04 Sep 2017
With the support of FAO, Cuban technicians visit Panama to strengthen coconut production
Panama, 4 September 2017-  Starting today and for the following two weeks, Panama will host Cuban specialists in coconut production, to exchange experiences and strengthen the capacities of the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA) and the Institute of Agricultural Research in Panama (IDIAP), within the context of pest and disease detection and integrated coconut crop management. Cooperation between Panama and Cuba for the technological improvement of coconut production comes with technical backstopping and support from FAO. During the mission, specialists from the Higher Organization of Business Management (OSDE Agrícola) and the National Centre for Agricultural and Livestock Health (CENSA) of Cuba, and...
01 Sep 2017
El Salvador to incorporate the principles, guidelines and strategies adopted by the Brazilian Government within the scope of the National School Feeding Programme
1 September 2017, El Salvador - 30 participants completed their training day on the blended Course on School Feeding Programmes with extensive knowledge and joint considerations on food and nutritional security in schools in El Salvador, based on the lessons learned in Brazil. The closing ceremony was attended by officials from the Brazilian Embassy, the Technical Secretariat and Presidency Planning (SETEPLAN), the Ministry of Education (MINED), the Solidarity Fund for Health (FOSALUD), the Centre for Consumer Defense (CDC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in El Salvador, and the National Centre for Agricultural and Forestry...
01 Sep 2017
Last July, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and FAO signed an interagency agreement within the framework of a UNIDO/Global Environment Facility (GEF) project, to implement the Strategic Action Programme in support of the sustainable management of the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem. In this context UNIDO, as the implementing and contributing agency, entrusted FAO with the task of providing technical assistance to the Mexican national fisheries institute (Instituto Nacional de Pesca – INAPESCA) to execute the project’s key activities. UNIDO`s total contribution amounts to USD 1.8 million. These activities mainly consist in supporting the...