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12 Oct 2017
FAO and the Pan-African Parliament launch capacity reinforcement initiative for legislators
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Pan-African Parliament have launched a partnership to improve legislation of food and nutrition security issues in Africa. The two -year project aims at enhancing the technical capacities of the Pan-African Parliament and the Pan-African Parliamentary Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition (PAPA-FSN). It will also benefit legislators in four pilot countries; Cameroun, Madagascar, Sierra Leone and Uganda to advance strategies, policies and laws on the right-to-adequate-food, investments in food and nutrition security at...
10 Oct 2017
High-level delegates from Kenya spent one week in Malaysia meeting their peers to discuss how to turn food security and nutrition policy into action
Rome/Kuala Lumpur, 10 October 2017. An eight-member Kenyan delegation, led by James Wachiuri Wanjohi, Technical Advisor to the  Principal Secretary/State Department of Agriculture, spent one week in  Malaysia learning how decentralized mechanisms can help turn national food security and nutrition policy into action. In 2010 Kenya adopted a devolved governance system and 47 new county governments were established. The Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MoALF) along with the county governments requested FAO to support their understanding of how decentralization can support their Agriculture Sector Growth and Transformation Strategy (ASGTS). The strategy is supported through the joint FAO - European...
10 Oct 2017
Canada is one of FAO’s key resource partners in the fight to end hunger
Canada is one of FAO’s key resource partners in the fight to end hunger. In 2016, it was one of the organization’s top ten contributors. Canada’s assistance has strongly focused on three priority areas: increasing food security, stimulating sustainable economic growth, and securing the future of children and youth, which are well aligned with FAO’s strategic objectives. In January 2017, during the G20 meeting of agriculture ministers in Berlin, Canada emphasized its full support to fostering sustainability and advancing innovation to bolster food security. As a result, since the start of 2017 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the government department responsible...
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