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26 Sep 2019
FAO fosters partnerships with private sector
New York - Establishing a new business model based on science, data, transparency and accountability and conducive to strong partnerships with the private sector is a major focus for FAO, the Organization's Director-General Qu Dongyu today told private sector representatives at a meeting on the margins of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. "The world needs a strong, efficient and dynamic FAO. And FAO needs strong reliable partnerships with you," said the FAO chief. The meeting provided a platform to discuss and strengthen partnerships for realizing the much-needed transformation in food systems, and mobilizing all available technologies, innovations, knowledge and...
25 Sep 2019
Rabat, Morocco - FAO was invited by the Director-General of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) to attend the DryArc Initiative Co-Design Workshop, and provide inputs and suggestions for a new research for impact initiative of eight centers of the CGIAR  This cross-CGIAR partnership includes: the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), the WorldFish, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the International Water Management Institute...
13 Sep 2019
FAO reaffirms its support to the Congolese Parliamentary Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition
On the sidelines of the 5th Investing in Africa Forum, held from 10 to 12 September in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, FAO’s Regional Representative for Africa, Abebe Haile-Gabriel, met with representatives of the Congolese Parliament to discuss the role of parliamentarians in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Mr. Haile-Gabriel commended the President of the Senate, Pierre Ngolo, and the President of the National Assembly, Isidore Mvouba, for their leadership on keeping issues of food security and nutrition at the forefront of the political agenda. The leaders of the two chambers of Parliament were instrumental in creating a Congolese...
13 Sep 2019
Mozambique – FAO is supporting Zimbabwe, a land-locked country, in becoming a South South Cooperation (SSC) provider of expertise to its neighboring countries in Southern Africa on the control of a high-impact Transboundary Animal Disease (TADs), the tsetse-transmitted African Animal Trypanosomosis, AAT. This disease is a major constraint for poor livestock keepers, but it also affects human beings as the so called ‘sleeping sickness’. During the first week of September, the first SSC technical exchange activities took place in Maputo, Mozambique. An expert from Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement, Division of Tsese Control Services, visited Mozambique’s...
06 Sep 2019
FAO, IFAD and WFP highlight the commitment of leaving no one behind in achieving SDG2
Rome - The UN Rome-based Agencies (RBAs), namely, FAO, IFAD and WFP, observed the UN Day for South-South Cooperation with an event hosted at WFP which highlighted the importance of “leaving no one behind” in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event built on the recognition of the rising importance of South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC), and the call for more investments in this area which found global endorsement earlier this year at the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40), held in March in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At this conference, SSTC was recognized as a critical driver...