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11 Jul 2017
Multi-year project will contribute to Sustainable Development Goals
The Government of Mozambique, the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have announced a new project that will strengthen sustainable forest management and contribute to Mozambique achieving Sustainable Development Goal 15 on forests. The $6 million project is part of the World Bank-funded $47 million Mozambique Forest Investment Project. The project aims to stem the rapid pace of deforestation and support investment in the forest sector while creating new income and livelihood opportunities from sustainable forest management for rural communities.
10 Jul 2017
It is the first French-speaking country in the world to have this legislative structure, fundamental to strengthening the right to food.
The creation of Haiti's Parliamentary Front against Hunger is a fundamental step towards implementing measures to ensure the right to adequate food, FAO said today. On Tuesday, July 4th, Haiti’s House of Representatives approved the resolution that officially creates the country’s Parliamentary Front  against hunger, a key legislative space to promote food security laws."The role of the legislature is indispensable because of its ability to formulate laws and allocate public resources for the implementation of agricultural and food security policies, backing strategies and programs throughout the country," said Natanael Hishamunda, FAO’s Representative in Haiti. With this great step forward, Haiti...
07 Jul 2017
Graziano da Silva and Agriculture Vice-Minister review Cuba’s food security contributions
07 Jul 2017
Enabling legislative environment is fundamental to achieve food and nutrition security
6 July 2017, Rome - Parliamentarians have a key role to play along with governments, civil society, private sector, international agencies and donors "to achieve a Zero Hunger generation in our lifetime", said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today at a meeting with lawmakers on the sidelines of the FAO Conference. "You are the ones who are responsible for enacting laws and for approving budgets, among other roles," he said asking them to increase funding in their national budgets for food security and nutrition. He also noted...
06 Jul 2017
FAO Director-General lauds China's contribution towards the programme's expansion
04 Jul 2017
Bilateral Trust Fund, having provided seed money for more than 100 projects, adds migration and soils to its focus
FAO and Germany celebrated 15 years of successful collaboration today, hailing the more than $129 million (EUR115 million) in special funds channeled to food security, right-to-food initiatives and nutrition programmes around the world through the government's Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and FAO's Bilateral Trust Fund (BTF).
30 Jun 2017
Live webcast from the 40th Session of the FAO Conference — (Sheikh Zayed Centre) 6th July, from 18:30 CET
30 June 2017, Rome. The 40th session of the FAO Conference will host a side event on “China-FAO South-South Cooperation: promoting inclusive and sustainable development” that can be followed live via webcast here: http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4394/icode/ Interpretation will be available in English, Chinese, French and Spanish. The event will take place in the Sheikh Zayed Centre at FAO Headquarters in Rome (Italy) on the 6th of July and begins at 18:30 CET.  FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme China, as an active participant and supporter of FAO SSC Programme, has witnessed the burgeoning development of SSC with FAO and other partners.  This side event aims to share achievements...
27 Jun 2017
New agreement builds on Uruguayan experience in Latin America and the Caribbean to support agricultural development and food security in Africa and other regions
27 June 2017, Rome - FAO and Uruguay will work together on South-South and Triangular Cooperation programs to strengthen agricultural development, agribusiness and food security in African countries, contributing to the overall achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An agreement signed today by FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva and the Uruguayan Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries Tabaré Aguerre, lays the foundation to build on the experience the Uruguayan International Cooperation Agency (AUCI) has gained in technical cooperation and capacity building in Latin America and the Caribbean, extending it to the benefit of African countries and...
23 Jun 2017
This agreement will foster knowledge sharing and innovative approaches to achieve efficient and sustainable agrifood value chains and sustainable aquaculture
23 June 2017, Cairo – The Government of Egypt and FAO renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on South-South Cooperation (SSC) for an additional three years to boost agricultural development of African countries through transfer of knowledge and innovative approaches.  “The renewal of this MoU not only represents a milestone in further strengthening the cooperation between FAO and the Government of Egypt, but will also make Egyptian expertise better known across African countries” Mr Hussein Gadain, FAO Representative in Egypt, said.  This updated commitment will mainly support sustainable agriculture of the Nile Basin countries, by focusing on “farmer to farmer” exchanges through...