06 Apr 2021
6 April 2020, Mexico - Mexico, CARICOM and FAO have organized a regional meeting to launch a sub-project on “Resilient school feeding programs” that aims at strengthening the capacities of institutions and stakeholders to implement resilient and sustainable National School Feeding Programs in Bahamas, Belize, St Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this initiative has been reformulated to place greater focus towards supporting participating countries in their responses to safeguard livelihoods, ensure adequate access to healthy food and ensure sustainable management of natural resources. The Mexico-CARICOM-FAO Initiative began its implementation in...
02 Apr 2021
On March 26, FAO and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) joined hands in a virtual signing ceremony for two Funded Activity Agreements, following the approval by the GCF board of two grants worth USD 80 million for FAO-led projects in the Republic of Congo and Jordan. Both are the first GCF-funded projects in those countries, underscoring FAO's focus on expanding the use of global tools to advance climate action in food and agriculture. The PREFOREST project in the Republic of Congo aims to mitigate 16.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions over 20 years by...
01 Apr 2021
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, parliamentarians from countries in the Near East, North Africa and Ethiopia gathered for a virtual dialogue on food security and nutrition in the time of COVID-19. The dialogue, the third in a series organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and supported by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), offered parliamentarians from the Arabic-speaking world a forum to share their experiences in helping their countries to guarantee food security, nutrition and the right to food during the containment and recovery phases of the pandemic.
29 Mar 2021
Businesses and the private sector more broadly can provide an important contribution to achieving and tracking progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), although their specific role is not sufficiently mainstreamed in the 2030 Agenda. This is why FAO has developed guidelines entitled, Core Food and Agricultural Indicators for Measuring the Private Sector Contribution to the SDGs.Building on the Guidance on core indicators for entity reporting on the contribution towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals  developed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), these guidelines provide practical information on how to measure the...
24 Mar 2021
A new report portrays the relationship between FAO and Turkey in a detailed and striking manner. Entitled FAO+Turkey: Partnering for food security and sustainable management of natural resources, the report highlights the growing cooperation between the two partners.