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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...
06 Oct 2016
FAO and the French Facility for Global Environment aim to protect wetland resources by making water birds hunting more sustainable
FAO and the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) will work together in a new partnership to improve the state of natural resources in the wetlands of Africa's Sahel region, in particular the sustainable management of migratory water birds which are crucial for food security for the local populations. The agreement signed today between FAO and FFEM, which co-funds one third of the 5 million euros project, is specifically targeting the four main wetland areas in the Sahel region which are distributed between Chad, Egypt, Mali, Senegal and Sudan. The "Strengthening expertise in Sub -Saharan Africa on birds and their rational use...
27 Sep 2016
  Ambas instituciones han firmado un acuerdo de colaboración para crear una alianza que favorezca la inversión en países en desarrollo FAO y COFIDES colaborarán mutuamente en la indentificación de oportunidades de inversión en el sector de los agronegocios y en el ámbito de la formación especializada  La FAO y la Compañía Española de Financiación del Desarrollo (COFIDES) han firmado un acuerdo de colaboración para apoyar a pequeñas y medianas empresas que operan en el sector agroalimentario. La directora de la División de Asociaciones, Promoción Institucional y Desarrollo de las Capacidades de la FAO, Marcela Villareal, y el presidente de COFIDES, Salvador Marín, han...
26 Sep 2016
La Organización de Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), llamó hoy la atención sobre la relación entre las pérdidas y desperdicios de alimentos con los efectos del cambio climático. "Más del 8% de las emisiones de  gases de efecto invernadero de la agricultura, silvicultura y otros usos de la tierra se vinculan directamente a las perdidas y desperdicios de alimentos a nivel mundial por el uso, entre otros, de energía, agua y suelo. Necesitamos soluciones innovadoras e inversiones responsables para reducir los desperdicios y su impacto sobre el cambio climático”, afirmó Marcela Villarreal, directora de la División de Asociaciones,...
20 Sep 2016
The first ever visit of FAO Director-General to IFPRI’s headquarters in Washington last week celebrated four decades of rich partnership that has generated cutting-edge technical knowledge and enhanced expertise for supporting food security and improved nutrition. In warmly welcoming FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva, IFPRI’s Director General Shenggen Fan noted that the IFPRI-FAO partnership is built on a shared commitment to make agriculture and food systems more inclusive, productive, resilient, and sustainable. Together, FAO and IFPRI have helped enhance the capacity of policy makers to make evidence-based policy decisions, create information resources and networks for food security, strengthen the focus...
16 Sep 2016
According to FAO, Latin America and the Caribbean region enhances school feeding as a tool to fight against hunger, generating connections with family farming through public procurements.
Last week, the National Congress of Honduras unanimously approved the School Feeding Law, which ensures that all the children attending public schools in the country will have access to healthy, safe and nutritious food. It is the latest sign of the importance that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are giving to school feeding as a key public and political tool in the fight against hunger and in the achievement of the right to food."Starting in early childhood, we can ensure that children in our region will have both access to healthy food and also awake minds" said Raul...