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UN joins forces with Expo 2015 to end hunger
14 Nov 2013

The United Nations and Expo 2015 signed an agreement today confirming the UN’s major support for Expo 2015, during which global attention will zero in on the challenge to eradicate hunger and poverty and on producing enough nutritious food for a world population expected to top 9 billion people by 2050. Expo 2015’s theme, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” is at the heart of the UN’s founding principles to combat hunger and poverty. Expo will run in Milan for six months from May until the end of October 2015.

The Expo theme touches upon food security and nutrition, sustainability, poverty...

La FAO y el Club de Exportadores e Inversores Españoles apoyarán a productores y distribuidores del sector agrícola
14 Nov 2013

14 November 2013, Rome  - La FAO y el Club de Exportadores e Inversores Españoles colaborarán en la creación de capacidades y la formación de productores y distribuidores locales para apoyar la comercialización de productos agropecuarios en mercados internacionales.

El acuerdo firmado hoy en la sede de la FAO en Roma por Marcela Villarreal, directora de Asociaciones, Actividades de Promoción y Creación de Capacidad de la FAO, y Balbino Prieto, presidente del Club de Exportadores e Inversores, establece también el intercambio de conocimientos que permita mejorar el nivel de vida de la población rural en países en desarrollo.

Private sector participates in expert meeting on improving nutrition</div>
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13 Nov 2013

Severe nutrition problems afflict more than half the world's population and food systems will need to undergo significant changes to improve people's diets and lives, speakers told country representatives and experts as they opened a meeting organized by FAO and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The 13-15 November event is a preparatory technical meeting designed to lay the groundwork for the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), scheduled to take place in 2014, from 19 to 21 November. The aim is to boost coordination of international efforts to tackle the agricultural, economic, health, food system and other factors that...

Private sector involved in push to enhance management and conservation in tuna fisheries on the high seas
05 Nov 2013

Washington, DC/Rome - Global Environment Facility (GEF) CEO Naoko Ishii today approved a project coordinated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve the health and sustainability of tuna fisheries worldwide by reducing illegal catch and supporting related marine ecosystems and species.

The GEF, an international institution uniting 183 countries to address global environmental issues and support sustainable development, approved funding for the implementation phase of the multi-partner project coordinated by FAO which aims to improve management of tuna fisheries on the high seas and conserve biodiversity of related marine ecosystems and species. It will reduce illegal catches...

Fostering public/private partnerships for food security</div>
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31 Oct 2013

Dakar, Senegal - FAO Director-General met with representatives of the Senegalese private sector and emphasized the key role that they can play in reinforcing food security and in developing sustainable agriculture. Companies present discussed their activities ad issues encountered in the areas of  distribution of agricultural inputs, production and processing of local commodities including cereals, fruits.

The representatives of the Senegalese Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, and the national Employer Federation shared their global vision of how the agricultural sector could be more efficient. They proposed to develop an integrated approach from a "modern production" to locally processed and purchased food products, including...