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28 Feb 2017
Parliamentarians called to act as strategic partners and stakeholders in the fight against hunger and malnutrition.
Antananarivo/Accra/Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) applauds the Senate of Madagascar on the establishment of the Malagasy Parliamentary Alliance for Food and Nutrition Security (APMSAN), one of the first national Parliamentary Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition of its kind in Africa. “The objective of APMSAN is to create the enabling legislative and policy environment for advancing food security and optimal nutrition outcomes for the Malagasy population through concrete strategies on sustainable nutrition-sensitive production, marketing and consumption. It aims to achieve this through local production of sufficient, diversified and quality food, giving priority to the country’s...
28 Feb 2017
A high-level conference in Belgrade today marks the first stage in a recently-begun four-year commitment on the part of FAO. A project worth US$3.75 million, financed by the Global Environment Facility, or GEF, is directed towards the long-term sustainability of forest ecosystems in Serbia.
27 Feb 2017
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva completed on Thursday 9 March a two-day visit to Egypt aiming at boosting collaboration between the Organization and the most populous Arab Country.  His visit included meetings with the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation H.E. Abdel Moneim Al-Banna, the Minister for Investment and International Cooperation H.E. Sahar Nasr, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Sameh Shoukry, as well as the Secretary General of the League of Arab States H.E. Ahmad Abou El-Gheit.
24 Feb 2017
Targets include capacity building for developing countries to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
Targets include capacity building for developing countries to achieve Sustainable Development Goals  24 February 2017, Rome – China and FAO today agreed to strengthen further their joint efforts in South-South Cooperation, an increasingly popular initiative that is boosting technical capacity and is promoting the exchange of agriculture knowledge and techniques across a growing part of the developing world. Today’s agreements were announced at a bilateral meeting attended by senior representatives from FAO and China’s Ministry of Agriculture to...
16 Feb 2017
President Evo Morales and Director General José Graziano da Silva agree to joint proposal to Green Climate Fund
FAO is assisting Bolivia in its effort to access financial support for improved water management programs in those areas of the Andean nation that have been hardest hit by prolonged drought. At a meeting here today, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva and Bolivian President Evo Morales agreed to jointly submit a technical proposal to the UN’s Green Climate Fund requesting $250 million in support for efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change on food security and rural livelihoods in Bolivia.
15 Feb 2017
Joint FAO-Côte d’Ivoire Oversight Mission for the Sustainable Development of the Rice Food Chain
15 February 2017, Côte d’Ivoire - From 10 to 14 February 2017, a FAO delegation, accompanied by representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, as well as officials from the National Office for Rice Development, undertook an oversight mission in Côte d'Ivoire, specifically at Grand-Lahou, Gagnoa and Yamoussoukro, to ensure the technical follow-up of the activities carried out under the South-South Cooperation (SSC) projects currently under way in the country. In 2016, two projects were initiated within the framework of SSC in Côte d'Ivoire, namely the Regional project on the Partnership for Sustainable Rice Systems Development in Sub-Saharan...
15 Feb 2017
FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and representatives from Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) today re-affirmed their close collaboration on technical cooperation work in the region during an annual review of the programme.
14 Feb 2017
Chinese experts trained 400 Namibian farmers and government officials in rice, foxtail millet and horticultural production
14 Febraury 2017, Namibia. The Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry to the Republic of Namibia, Hon John Mutorwa praised 15 Chinese experts seconded to Namibia to provide technical assistance for agricultural irrigation, a central veterinary laboratory and research station in a meeting regardingcompletion of the first phase, which started in April 2015 and ends next 30 April. Mutorwa said the group did an excellent job and he was satisfied with their work. “The experts and their local counterparts have been implementing a project with well-defined objectives and outcomes covering rice and horticulture as well as veterinary policies and standards.” the...
31 Jan 2017
Ensuring the advancement of sustainable agricultural and agribusiness development in Africa
In an effort to alleviate the challenges that millions of African families face from abject poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity, FAO and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) signed a new partnership agreement that paves the way for a stronger cooperation in fostering sustainable agriculture.
27 Jan 2017
Nacaome, Valle-- “Los sistemas financieros innovadores y adecuados a las necesidades y demandas de los agricultores familiares, contribuye a garantizar la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional de las familias rurales, a mejorar sus ingresos y medios de vida”, señaló María Julia Cárdenas Barrios, Representante de FAO en Honduras, al inaugurar la gira de campo para el Intercambio de Experiencias en Sistemas Financieros para la Agricultura Familiar que reúne a representantes de organizaciones de agricultores familiares y de los ministerios de agricultura de Guatemala,  Honduras, El Salvador,...