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15 Jun 2016
Graziano da Silva: improve access to land and other resources for small-scale farmers; increase investments in sustainable agriculture, resilience building
15 June 2016, Brussels - Sustainable rural development is key to addressing hunger, poverty and the other root causes of migration, a growing phenomenon which is undermining  many countries' ability to achieve their development goals, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today. "The migratory pressures causing major concern at a global level today result from war, conflict and political instability, but FAO also calls for adequate attention to be given to pressures associated with the very root causes of migration," Graziano da Silva told participants at the European Development Days 2016 in Brussels.
15 Jun 2016
On the 8th of June 2016, after years of work, the Congress of the Dominican Republic approved a law that creates a National System for Food Sovereignty and Food Security and Nutrition. Guadalupe Valdez, Coordinator of the Dominican Republic Parliamentary Front against Hunger - and main driver of this legislation - affirms: “Providing the people with a law that guarantees the Right to Food, further commits us to continuing the fight against hunger and malnutrition”.
07 Jun 2016
Pledge to leverage agricultural expertise for the benefit of all
7 June 2016, Beijing - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of the People's Republic of China have announced plans to intensify their partnership in south-south cooperation activities, FAO announced today. After decades of successful collaboration, China and FAO have agreed to broaden the scope of their cooperation, building on their achievements to further promote rural development worldwide. A new Memorandum of Understanding on the Strategic Cooperation on Agriculture and Food Security, agreed Saturday, will pave the way for this. The MoU will facilitate Chinese assistance to other countries through China's Belt and...
27 May 2016
Partnership would include capacity development and empowerment initiatives
27 May 2016, Rome - FAO said today it will engage in a strategic partnership with India's Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) in order to optimize its efforts on the empowerment of rural people, women in particular, which are key to eradicate poverty and hunger and to promote nutritious and healthy food systems. The partnership will be signed later this year.
26 May 2016
Senator Guido Girard Lavín presented the new law about food labelling of Chile in FAO Headquarters; this law will come into force in June, after a process started ten years ago and after an intense negotiation with the food industry. He affirmed that "The right to know is fundamental so that people could know what they eat and take informed decisions in order to reach a healthy diet ".  The Food Labelling Law comes in a moment of great impulse for the concept of Nutrition worldwide. The General Assembly of the United Nations declared the “Nutrition Decade” last 1st April,...
26 May 2016
Chile promulga una nueva ley de etiquetado de alimentos pionera en el mundo
Roma, 26 de mayo de 2016. “El derecho a saber es fundamental para que la gente pueda saber lo que come y tomar decisiones informadas para alcanzar una dieta saludable”, decía el senador Guido Girard Lavín en la sede de la FAO en la presentación de la nueva ley de etiquetado de alimentos de Chile, que entrará en vigor este próximo mes de junio, después de haber iniciado su tramitación hace casi diez años y tras haber librado una gran lucha y negociación con la industria alimentaria. La lucha Fue en 2007...
24 May 2016
Madrid, 24 de mayo de 2016. “Una Inversión responsable en la agricultura: Buenas prácticas empresariales” fue el tema de debate en el Aula Magna de la facultad de Ingeniería Agrónoma de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), que se ha realizado en el marco del convenio FAO-UPM, coordinado por el grupo GESPLAN (Grupo de investigación en planificación y gestión sostenible del desarrollo rurla-local), para contribuir a la divulgación y aplicación de los principios de inversión agrícola responsable (IAR) aprobados por el Comité de Seguridad Alimentaria en 2014. La jornada La jornada comenzó con la conferencia...
17 May 2016
This collaboration will contribute to the development of small enterprises related to food processing in developing countries.
17 May 2016, Rome. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Grupo TRAGSA signed today a Memorandum of Understanding forming a three-year partnership to jointly fight against illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing. Under the agreement, the parties’ will collaborate on the Global Record of Fishing Vessels, refrigerated transport and supply vessels, as well as capacity building for inspectors, traceability systems, and awareness raising campaigns. Animal health and production is the second axis of this collaboration.  Both FAO and Grupo TRAGSA recognize that to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), livestock and food systems practices must...
16 May 2016
May 2016, New York - “Global demand for South-South and Triangular Cooperation is at an all-time high,” said Carla Mucavi, Director of the FAO Liaison Office to the United Nations in New York during a High Level Committee on South-South Cooperation held at the UN Headquarters on May 16. “Countries in the South have much to share given their recent experiences in overcoming development challenges where one country context can readily relate to another,” she added. South-South Cooperation (SSC) is the mutual sharing and exchange of development solutions - knowledge, experiences and good practices, policies, technology and resources - between and among countries...
13 May 2016
$30m initiative aims at empowering smallholder wood producers, reducing poverty
13 May 2016, Rome - The European Union (EU) and FAO have agreed to step up joint efforts to support tropical timber producing countries in curbing illegal logging, improving forest governance and promoting the trade of legally sourced timber. Doing so is expected to not only reduce the environmental impacts of illegal logging and mitigate climate change but will also boost the incomes and food security of forest communities by improving access to domestic and international wood markets.    A $30 million funding agreement was formalized here today by Veronique Lorenzo of the European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development,...