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15 Feb 2018
Rome - An annual consultative meeting between FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) of the Republic of Korea took place at FAO's Headquarters in Rome to review the ongoing projects supported by MAFRA and discuss priority areas of joint collaboration - including transboundary animal and plant diseases, capacity development and technology. Speaking at the meeting, Mr Gustavo González, Director of the FAO Resource Mobilization Division said "transboundary animal disease is a global issue, and the Republic of Korea's support to FAO's work in this important area is highly appreciated and we count on their continued support...
30 Jan 2018
Tokyo – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Japan have reinforced their commitment to further advance their partnership activities to help countries around the world achieve their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The advances were made during the second Japan-FAO Annual Strategic Consultation meeting in Tokyo, attended by Daniel Gustafson, FAO’s Deputy Director-General for Programmes, and a number of senior officials of the Government of Japan including Misako Takahashi, Director of the Economic Security Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tatsuya Go, Director of International Organizations Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry...
26 Jan 2018
Praia inaugure le premier centre de démonstration de micro-jardins dans le cadre d'un projet de coopération Sud-Sud avec les villes de Dakar et Douala
Praia, 26 janvier 2018. Praia inaugure le premier centre de démonstration de micro-jardins dans le cadre d'un projet de coopération Sud-Sud avec les villes de Dakar et Douala, promu par l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO). Le nouveau centre a été mis en place par la mairie de Praia et se trouve à proximité du parc 5 de Julho, à côté des pépinières municipales. Le centre mettra à la disposition des citoyens une nouvelle technologie de production horticole à partir de différents types d'emballages recyclés ou de matériaux issus de la récupération. Plus particulièrement, le supports proposés, tels...
26 Jan 2018
Promoting Serbian agricultural exports, modernizing the country’s water management systems and developing food quality labelling and geographical indication schemes were at the heart of a three-way meeting today in Serbia.
24 Jan 2018
FAO has pledged US$100 000 to help the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation develop and strengthen agrifood trade in the Black Sea region.
24 Jan 2018
Improved access to finance, better services and inputs for farmers, rural households, cooperatives and other small and medium enterprises in rural areas. These advantages – along with and improved capacities in Georgia’s Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture – are expected to make the country’s agricultural sector more competitive. Greater competitiveness is exactly the objective of a new, Euro 12 million project under the third phase of the EU-funded European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations...
23 Jan 2018
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is further strengthening its partnership with the Government of the Philippines to ensure food security and nutrition in the country with the launch today of the FAO Legislative Advisory Group-Philippines (FLAG-PH). This parliamentary alliance, initially composed of 10 legislators from both houses of Congress, is envisaged to tackle national food security and nutrition issues by taking the necessary legislative actions that...
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...