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27 Nov 2015
The Second Conference “Seeding Nutrition Harvesting Health” organized by the World Farmers’ Organization took place in FAO Headquarters
27 November 2015, Rome. The Second Conference “Seeding Nutrition Harvesting Health” organized by the World Farmers’ Organization took place yesterday in FAO Headquarters. The conference focused on the role of farmers to ensure better nutrition and the importance of education in nutrition for youth and the future generations. Farmers’ role in nutrition “Farmers are the stewards of biodiversity. They play a critical and catalytical role to provide food resources for the planet. However, their role is often underestimated,” stated Marco Marzano de Marinis, Secretary-General of the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO) during his opening of the...
22 Oct 2015
Partnership will focus on enhancing traceability systems
14 October 2015, Rome - FAO and Mars Incorporated, one of the largest global food manufacturers, will work together to achieve better food safety and quality along the food chains especially in developing countries. The two organizations have signed a partnership agreement aimed at promoting international standards for food safety and quality, improving food safety management, based on scientific principles to reduce foodborne illness, and facilitating global access to information. Under the agreement, Mars will support FAO’s food safety program by providing access to food safety data and by providing...
21 Oct 2015
FAO Director-General and Rabobank Vice President discuss improving information for small-scale farmers
21 October 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Rabobank Vice President Berry Marttin, met today for discussions that focused on the partnership between the UN agency and the financial institution aimed at helping small-scale farmers in East Africa. FAO and the Rabobank Foundation began their collaboration in 2013 and Marttin, describing it as a “great partnership” said “it was very important that when we started we...
14 Oct 2015
“The new 2030 agenda brings a larger mandate to FAO and your role is only greater”
14 October 2015, Rome - The recent adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals marks a turning point in the global community’s approach to development and calls for a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva said in his address to over 200 members of the Private Sector attending the 4th FAO private sector dialogue  in Rome.
09 Oct 2015
The Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition focuses its annual report on the challenges and approaches on nutrition from a human righs perspective
9 October 2015, Rome. “The Right to Food and Nutrition Watch is a peer review publication that monitors policies and issues related to the realization of the Right to Adequate Food and Nutrition, based on a human rights perspective, and from a global, regional and national level,” said the representative of FIAN International, Alejandra Morena, also Coordinator of the Watch 2015, during the launch this morning at FAO Headquarters. Entitled “Peoples’ Nutrition Is Not a Business”, Watch 2015 focuses on nutrition, one of the...
06 Oct 2015
New FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in the country to ensure overall coordination of the programme
6 October 2015, Malabo – The Government of Equatorial Guinea and FAO signed today a $31.5 million partnership agreement to promote agricultural development in Equatorial Guinea, over the next seven years.
02 Oct 2015
FAO and CEMA join forces - initial focus is on capacity building in Africa
2 October 2015, Rome - FAO and the European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association CEMA , an international non-profit organisation, today forged a new partnership that aims to promote wider use of sustainable agricultural mechanization in developing countries. The two organizations will work together to manage and disseminate knowledge on sustainable approaches to agricultural mechanization. They will also jointly develop technical programmes to support innovation in mechanization and facilitate the implementation of...
29 Sep 2015
The collaboration will support implementation of FAO's Strategic Objectives and support capacity development, knowledge management, and private sector dialogue
29 September 2015, New York - UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Boulder Institute of Microfinance pledged to work together towards promoting broad access to financial services for the rural poor and to promote partnerships that increase responsible agricultural investments. The MoU was signed on behalf of FAO by Maria Helena Semedo Deputy Director-General, Natural Resources and Robert Christen, President, Boulder Institute of Microfinance on 29 September at the FAO Liaison Office in New York. The collaboration between the organizations will support implementation of FAO’s Strategic Objectives and support capacity development, knowledge management, and private sector dialogue. Thus...
25 Sep 2015
25 September 2015, Rome - FAO, China and Uganda have signed a two year agreement worth almost $2.5 million to support small-scale farmers in Uganda in boosting their production, including through sustainable technologies. The agreement marks the second phase of a partnership initially established in 2012 to make training and technical advice available to the Ugandan agriculture sector...
24 Sep 2015
HSBC Agriculture branch visits FAO Headquarters to learn from the organization’s experience and know-how
24 September 2015, Rome. HSBC Bank approached FAO to learn from the organization’s experience and know-how on global challenges the food industry is facing. FAO has a long-standing collaboration with major financial institutions such as EBRD, IFAD, Regional Development Banks, and has also some fruitful partnerships running with financial entities such as Rabobank. “FAO considers the Private Sector to be a key ally in the fight against hunger and that the organization is committed to working hand in hand with the private sector”, said Marcela Villarreal, Director of the Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development,...