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08 Jul 2015
New agreement could serve as model for future public-private partnerships
8 July 2015, Rome -- Autogrill, the multinational company known for its motorway and airport restaurants in 30 countries, is partnering with FAO to cut down food waste and losses and support the introduction of products of small-scale farmers in developing countries, the UN agency announced today. Under the three-year agreement, FAO will provide Autogrill with tools to track and reduce food losses and waste across its more than 4000 stores and design information materials and campaigns to raise awareness among Autogrill customers worldwide about waste reduction. "We're excited to collaborate with a major multinational restaurant chain like Autogrill on making its market...
22 Jun 2015
Director-General meets Rabobank board to enlarge FAO’s flagship partnership
22 June, 2015, Utrecht - FAO and the Dutch Rabobank Foundation will scale up their collaboration after two years of successful initiatives in East Africa. "This is a flagship partnership for FAO," Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said in an address today to the foodFIRST conference here, which this year is focused on the future of farming and food security in Africa.
03 Jun 2015
Partnership will help forest-reliant communities in Viet Nam access supply chains – Could spark similar efforts elsewhere
3 June 2015, Rome - FAO and IKEA of Sweden today agreed to begin working together on a forestry certification initiative aimed at promoting the sustainable management of forest plantations and empowering forest-reliant communities in Viet Nam.Following the signing...
14 Apr 2015
La FAO y el Club de Exportadores e Inversores Españoles exploran vías de colaboración con las entidades financieras del Club
14 de abril de 2015, Roma - El Club de Exportadores e Inversores Españoles visitó hoy la sede central de la FAO en Roma para profundizar sobre los instrumentos financieros necesarios para asegurar la seguridad alimentaria y el desarrollo a través de la sostenibilidad de las alianzas público-privadas La reunión da seguimiento a la “estrecha y fructífera colaboración”, según afirmó Marcela Villarreal, Directora de la División de Asociaciones, Promoción Institucional y Desarrollo de Capacidades en FAO, de la alianza firmada por ambas partes en noviembre de 2013. Este acuerdo tiene por objetivo principal aunar esfuerzos en la promoción...
09 Apr 2015
Pierre van Hedel reviews progress made in joint projects in Africa
Since the agreement between FAO and Rabobank Foundation was signed in 2013, the two organizations have made great progress in joint programs in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. The cooperation is based on the complementarity of the two organizations. Where FAO has extensive knowledge and experience in agricultural development, the Foundation can provide loans to help small-scale farmers access finances from existing financial institutions in their countries. It can also provide a track record for potential future financing by financial institutions. In addition, both FAO and the Rabobank Foundation have experience in providing capacity building in areas related to their...