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01 Dec 2015
Partnership enhances ability to assess changing forest and to estimate greenhouse gas emissions
Google Maps and FAO have agreed to work closely together to make geospatial tracking and mapping products more accessible, providing a high-technology assist to countries tackling climate change and much greater capacity to experts developing forest and land-use policies. Digital technology tapping into satellite imagery is revolutionizing the way countries can assess, monitor and plan the use of their natural resources, including monitoring deforestation and desertification. "For FAO, this is not just a partnership. This is a strategic alliance," said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, noting it combines FAO's global effort to combat climate change with Google's commitment to help on the...
22 Oct 2015
Partnership will focus on enhancing traceability systems
14 October 2015, Rome - FAO and Mars Incorporated, one of the largest global food manufacturers, will work together to achieve better food safety and quality along the food chains especially in developing countries. The two organizations have signed a partnership agreement aimed at promoting international standards for food safety and quality, improving food safety management, based on scientific principles to reduce foodborne illness, and facilitating global access to information. Under the agreement, Mars will support FAO’s food safety program by providing access to food safety data and by providing...
21 Oct 2015
FAO Director-General and Rabobank Vice President discuss improving information for small-scale farmers
21 October 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Rabobank Vice President Berry Marttin, met today for discussions that focused on the partnership between the UN agency and the financial institution aimed at helping small-scale farmers in East Africa. FAO and the Rabobank Foundation began their collaboration in 2013 and Marttin, describing it as a “great partnership” said “it was very important that when we started we...
14 Oct 2015
“The new 2030 agenda brings a larger mandate to FAO and your role is only greater”
14 October 2015, Rome - The recent adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals marks a turning point in the global community’s approach to development and calls for a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva said in his address to over 200 members of the Private Sector attending the 4th FAO private sector dialogue  in Rome.
02 Oct 2015
FAO and CEMA join forces - initial focus is on capacity building in Africa
2 October 2015, Rome - FAO and the European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association CEMA , an international non-profit organisation, today forged a new partnership that aims to promote wider use of sustainable agricultural mechanization in developing countries. The two organizations will work together to manage and disseminate knowledge on sustainable approaches to agricultural mechanization. They will also jointly develop technical programmes to support innovation in mechanization and facilitate the implementation of...