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10 Oct 2017
European Commission-funded, FAO-led partnership will help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries shift from wildmeat to alternative sources of animal protein
06 Oct 2017
World Bank grant will immediately assist 630,000 people and strengthen the resilience of rural communities
04 Oct 2017
Increasing the resilience of communities in francophone Africa
In view of the Université de Liège’s (ULiège) widely-recognized valuable contributions of scientific research and education in the areas of FAO’s mandate, both institutions have agreed to formalize a partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU is accompanied by a three-year work programme providing a framework for cooperation with the overall goal of increasing resilience of communities in francophone Africa. The signing event of the Memorandum of Understanding was held at ULiège on 3 October 2017 in the presence of Cristina Amaral, Director of the FAO Belgium Liaison Office, and Albert Corhay, Rector of the Université de Liège. The...
02 Oct 2017
A kenya delegation discuss with Indonesia goverment official about food security in their country
A High-level delegation from Kenya visits Indonesia to learn about its decentralized governance structure facilitated by FAO South-South Cooperation. An eight member Kenyan delegation led by Muo Hamisi Williams, the Technical Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary participated in a one-week study tour to Indonesia to learn about the country’s experience, best practices and lessons learnt from Food Security and Nutrition policy planning and implementation within a decentralized governance system.  The delegation also includes senior experts from the Taskforce drafting the new Agriculture Sector Growth and Transformation Strategy (ASGTS), as well representatives from the different State Departments of Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and...
26 Sep 2017
Developing agriculture, forestry and natural resource management to enhance rural development are important components of a four-year cooperation agreement signed here today between Belarus and FAO
The FAO Country Programming Framework for the Republic of Belarus was signed in a ceremony at the Ministry of Agriculture by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus Alla Lomakina and FAO Regional Programme Leader for Europe and Central Asia Raimund Jehle. Read More
25 Sep 2017
Joint Efforts to Ensure Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change
On the occasion of the International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Université Laval (UL) have agreed to strengthen collaboration and synergies, and enter into partnership for a period of three years renewable. A Memorandum of Understanding and a three-year work program are providing a framework for cooperation with the overall goal of enhancing institutional knowledge exchanges to strengthen capacities for improving food security and nutrition through mitigation and adaptation to changing climatic conditions. The signing event of the Memorandum of Understanding was...
25 Sep 2017
Partnership sharpens focus on resilience, food crises, climate change, agricultural investments, nutrition, sustainable food systems
25 September 2017, Rome/Brussels - Stepping up their long and fruitful partnership, FAO and the European Commission (EC) held the strategic dialogue meeting and agreed on joint priorities and deliverables for 2018-2020. The decision to intensify joint efforts comes at an important moment in time with both partners sharpening their focus in the areas of food security, nutrition, resilience, sustainable agriculture, ocean governance, all within the context of working together towards the achievement of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Since the European Union became an FAO Member Organization, the partnership has been increasing in importance. Both FAO and...
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.