10 Dec 2019
Brussels - Members of the European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition gathered for the first time since the European Parliament elections at the end of May. The constituent meeting of the Alliance, which took place on 10 December, served as the official kick-off for the work of the Alliance, by setting its strategic direction for the new legislature. During the meeting, Parliamentarians were briefed by FAO Assistant Director-General Máximo Torero, FAO Brussels Director Rodrigo de Lapuerta, and EU Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) Head of Unit, Leonard Mizzi, on the importance of agricultural and rural development, as...
10 Dec 2019
More than 113 million people across Africa experienced acute hunger requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance in 2018, according to the Global Report on Food Crises. A South-South Cooperation knowledge exchange workshop was organized by FAO and the Government of Kenya, convening 14 countries from Eastern and Southern Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) to discuss best practices and challenges in promoting coherence between social protection, agriculture and resilience.
06 Dec 2019
Santiago de Chile, 6 de diciembre de 2019 - Durante el primer día dedicado a la agricultura, la ganadería y la actividad forestal en la COP 25, la Organización de Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) y la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) participaron ayer del lanzamiento de la Plataforma de Acción Climática en Agricultura (PLACA).
05 Dec 2019
Starting from Italy, 10 experiences of international learning on food and environment
The climate crisis is the most urgent emergency humanity is facing and food is one of the key universal elements to have an impact on this crisis. In this scenario, to address and mitigate the climate crisis through the regeneration of agri-food systems, FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) and Future Food Institute promote the second edition of international training bootcamps to train a new class of "Climate Shapers", key figures in the circular and sustainable food chain. Because the way we produce food, transform it, market it and consume it, has an impact on and it is impacted...
04 Dec 2019
FMM Resource Partner Consultation Meeting highlights current projects, expanding partnerships and key progress
On Friday, 29 November 2019, the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) held its second Resource Partner Consultation meeting of the year at FAO Headquarters in Rome. The consultation opened with Director-General Qu Dongyu giving the opening remarks, and stressing the importance of robust flexible funding mechanisms like FMM in enabling innovation, speed and cross-sectoral cooperation in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “We are learning together, contributing together and working together,” he said.