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10 May 2021
Save the date: Transformative Research Challenge official info session If you are a young or young-at-heart researcher who wants to transform our agri-food systems, then this event is for you! Last week the World Food Forum (WFF) launched the Transformative Research Challenge (TRC), an International Open Call for researchers and aspiring researchers who want to create a better Food Future. Join us to the Young Scientific Roundtable that will take place on 10 June at 13:30 CET. The event will have a keynote speech by FAO's Chief Economist Maximo Torero Cullen and special guests...
06 May 2021
The European Union–FAO partnership is strong and growing, as evidenced by the upward trend of the European Union’s voluntary contributions in recent years. This has enabled FAO to work extensively across the globe and in those regions where assistance is most needed.
06 May 2021
Ever since the European Union joined FAO as a Member Organization in 1991, the EU-FAO partnership has been driven by a shared vision of a better future for all in a world free from hunger and poverty. Today, the partnership covers nearly all areas of FAO’s mandate. The EU-FAO partnership is embedded in the Strategic Dialogue, a periodic and forward-looking exercise that aims to readjust EU-FAO joint priorities for the short and medium-term.  The last Strategic Dialogue was organized in 2017 and a new edition is taking place in 2021. Last February, five technical webinars took place touching upon topics of common interest...
28 Apr 2021
We are delighted to share with you an exciting opportunity to showcase your transformative research idea at the World Food Forum (WFF) 2021. Aligning with the core principles of the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit, and launched by the Youth Committee of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the WFF aims to serve as the premier platform to engage and harness the passion of youth, galvanizing action and identifying solutions to the growing challenges facingour agri-food systems. Teams of up to five members are invited to submit a two-page concept note proposing an innovative...
26 Apr 2021
FAO is pleased to launch the private sector CONNECT portal, following the endorsement of FAO’s Strategy for Private Sector engagement (2021-25). The portal is designed as a ‘one-stop shop’ scoping FAO and private sector engagements: For the private sector - to engage, browse and discover key opportunities for partnership and how to work with FAO, both formally and informally; For FAO Members - to view how FAO is working with the private sector and search for signed formal agreements through a password protected login for full transparency; For all FAO staff - to review private sector entities that may support areas key...