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06 Dec 2017
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Nibulon, a Ukrainian company with over 25 years of experience in the field of grain production, storage, transportation and export, today signed a partnership to focus on improving the efficiency of Egyptian companies involved in grain production, storage and transportation. Abdessalam Ould Ahmed, FAO Assistant Director–General and Regional Representative for the Near East and North Africa, and Oleksiy Vadatursky, CEO and co-owner of Nibulon,...
06 Dec 2017
Helping family farmers and assuring access to food are key challenges today, FAO’s chief tells British lawmakers
The fight against hunger is at an "inflection point" today and supporting family farmers is critical to its success, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva told British lawmakers late Monday."The main cause of hunger nowadays is not the lack of food, but the lack of access to it," he said in an address to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development. It's a paradox that family farmers - those who produce most of the world's food -  are the most at risk of food insecurity. Graziano da Silva called for greater awareness and support of the worsening...
05 Dec 2017
Looking back over the past four years of their successful partnership, FAO and Cirad are honoring this occasion through the co-publication of the Highlights of the FAO-Cirad partnership
Looking back over the past four years of their successful partnership, FAO and Cirad are honoring this occasion through the co-publication of the Highlights of the FAO-Cirad partnership. This E-booklet underscores the principles, vision and goals of the partnership that has fostered the successful collaborations on themes such as agroecology, animal health, family farming and climate change. FAO and Cirad look forward to the next phase of partnership with a view of making even greater impact at national, regional and global levels to foster the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.  
28 Nov 2017
FAO, IFAD and WFP present a road map aiming at increasing their collaboration in support of South-South and Triangular Cooperation
28 November 2017 - Rome/Antalya. At the Global South-South Development Expo in Antalya (Turkey), the Rome-based Agencies (RBAs) presented todaya joint roadmap which aims to strengthen the three agencies’ collective efforts to facilitate South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the context of achieving progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 2, zero hunger, by 2030. “Considering our respective mandates, comparative advantages and distinctive strengths, all centered around the realm of food security and...
22 Nov 2017
Since the 1990s, the Organization has been developing South-South Cooperation initiatives with positive results to guarantee food security, the strengthening of family agriculture and agricultural and environmental policies, among others.
Brasília, 22 November 2017 – For two days ten ministers from developing countries and several international authorities exchanged experiences during the International Conference on South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Promoting innovations from the global South to support rural transformation, promoted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ), in Brasília, Brazil. More than 300 representatives from Governments, international organizations, academies, research institutes, the private sector, NGOs and the civil society participated in this event, which counted on FAO as one of its main supports. The Director-General of FAO, José Graziano da Silva, sent a message to highlight the importance of the debate...