02 Oct 2020
Rome/Brussels - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and CropLife International today renewed and strengthened their commitment to work together and find new ways to transform agri-food systems and promote rural development through on the ground investment and innovation.
29 Sep 2020
Parliamentarians and civil society look at how to advance women’s land rights and their importance for the achieving the SDGs
For rural women and men, land ownership is crucial to support agriculture production and to ensure the food and economic security of their households. Secure ownership and control of land also has an important positive effect on women’s empowerment: secure land tenure is associated with higher levels of investment and productivity in agriculture, which in turn lead to higher income and greater economic well-being for women and their households. Where women are able to own or control land, they are less likely to depend on male relatives for economic security. Land rights also offer women greater bargaining power within their...
28 Sep 2020
Joint projects will aim to address root causes of hunger, malnutrition and rural poverty
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has signed a partnership agreement with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie, recognizing parliamentarians as key actors in the fight to end hunger, malnutrition and rural poverty.The 2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report paints a sobering picture: with just a decade to go to the endpoint of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the number of people affected by hunger and all forms of malnutrition continues to rise. The world is not on track to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030, and if...
28 Sep 2020
Partnership will continue work on agroforestry and climate change adaptation and mitigation
Building on a history of successful collaboration, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Université Laval have renewed their partnership for another three years. The joint work together will continue to advance progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on the areas of agroforestry, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and food security and nutrition.Based in Quebec City, Université Laval is one of Canada’s largest universities and a leader in research and innovation. The university’s contribution to the field of sustainable development has also been widely recognized; it is ranked 4th in the...
26 Sep 2020
Rome-based UN agencies event marks UN Day for South-South Cooperation
On 16 September, the United Nations Rome-based agencies − the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), IFAD and the World Food Programme (WFP) − celebrated the 2020 UN Day for South-South Cooperation with a virtual event hosted by IFAD. The theme for the celebration was The role of South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the transformation of food systems, in view of COVID-19.