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19 Oct 2016
19 October 2016, Rome - FAO and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) have joined forces to increase job and business opportunities for young people in rural areas of Benin, Cameroon, Malawi and Niger through a $4 million grant made available by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. The agreement signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA) Chief Executive Officer,...
13 Oct 2016
The mechanism aims at supporting cities in the South to share and promote best practices to strengthen urban food systems. 130 cities have signed up to the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact that sets out key goals for urban food security.
13 October 2016, Rome. FAO launched the idea of a City to City Cooperation Mechanism which aims to support cities in the South, particularly in Africa, to share and promote best practices to strengthen urban food systems and help speed up the implementation of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP). The launch took place during the first day of the Mayor’s Meeting of the Milan Pact held at FAO Headquarters in Rome.   City to City cooperation, especially through south-south and triangular cooperation, is an important way to share good practices, where one city context can readily relate to another....
13 Oct 2016
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signed today in Egypt a key Memorandum of Understanding with the Pan-African Parliament, announcing the establishment of the Pan African Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (PAPA-FSN). This agreement is part of a broad strategy to step a partnership and mobilize key actors in the society with the aim to ending hunger and malnutrition by 2030. Conveying the message of FAO Director-General to the pan-African parliamentarians from the 54 countries of the African Union, FAO...
10 Oct 2016
The Parliamentary Front against Hunger of Ecuador (PFHE) met on Tuesday, 4th October in order to discuss various topics of their agenda. With the participation of around 40 legislative officials, a space for dialogue was created to share the status of the Draft School Feeding Law. On this occasion, the National Coordinator of the Front, Assemblyman Armando Aguilar presented the draft version of the Project and the contributions from the other participants were incorporated. Another issue discussed during this meeting was related to climate change. FAO Representation in Ecuador made a presentation on the influence of climate change on food...
10 Oct 2016
Support for political alliances key to fight malnutrition globally
Building strong alliances among legislators across the world is vital to making headway on hunger eradication, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said on Monday, as he underscored the agency's continued support to fostering global exchanges between lawmakers. In her keynote address at today's event, Amal Abdulla Al Qubaisi, President and Speaker of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates said: "As parliamentarians we shoulder a particular responsibility - a responsibility to join hands with governments and nations to...