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12 Oct 2017
FAO and the Pan-African Parliament launch capacity reinforcement initiative for legislators
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Pan-African Parliament have launched a partnership to improve legislation of food and nutrition security issues in Africa. The two -year project aims at enhancing the technical capacities of the Pan-African Parliament and the Pan-African Parliamentary Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition (PAPA-FSN). It will also benefit legislators in four pilot countries; Cameroun, Madagascar, Sierra Leone and Uganda to advance strategies, policies and laws on the right-to-adequate-food, investments in food and nutrition security at...
10 Oct 2017
High-level delegates from Kenya spent one week in Malaysia meeting their peers to discuss how to turn food security and nutrition policy into action
Rome/Kuala Lumpur, 10 October 2017. An eight-member Kenyan delegation, led by James Wachiuri Wanjohi, Technical Advisor to the  Principal Secretary/State Department of Agriculture, spent one week in  Malaysia learning how decentralized mechanisms can help turn national food security and nutrition policy into action. In 2010 Kenya adopted a devolved governance system and 47 new county governments were established. The Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MoALF) along with the county governments requested FAO to support their understanding of how decentralization can support their Agriculture Sector Growth and Transformation Strategy (ASGTS). The strategy is supported through the joint FAO - European...
10 Oct 2017
Canada is one of FAO’s key resource partners in the fight to end hunger
Canada is one of FAO’s key resource partners in the fight to end hunger. In 2016, it was one of the organization’s top ten contributors. Canada’s assistance has strongly focused on three priority areas: increasing food security, stimulating sustainable economic growth, and securing the future of children and youth, which are well aligned with FAO’s strategic objectives. In January 2017, during the G20 meeting of agriculture ministers in Berlin, Canada emphasized its full support to fostering sustainability and advancing innovation to bolster food security. As a result, since the start of 2017 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the government department responsible...
10 Oct 2017
European Commission-funded, FAO-led partnership will help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries shift from wildmeat to alternative sources of animal protein
06 Oct 2017
World Bank grant will immediately assist 630,000 people and strengthen the resilience of rural communities
04 Oct 2017
Increasing the resilience of communities in francophone Africa
In view of the Université de Liège’s (ULiège) widely-recognized valuable contributions of scientific research and education in the areas of FAO’s mandate, both institutions have agreed to formalize a partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU is accompanied by a three-year work programme providing a framework for cooperation with the overall goal of increasing resilience of communities in francophone Africa. The signing event of the Memorandum of Understanding was held at ULiège on 3 October 2017 in the presence of Cristina Amaral, Director of the FAO Belgium Liaison Office, and Albert Corhay, Rector of the Université de Liège. The...
02 Oct 2017
A kenya delegation discuss with Indonesia goverment official about food security in their country
A High-level delegation from Kenya visits Indonesia to learn about its decentralized governance structure facilitated by FAO South-South Cooperation. An eight member Kenyan delegation led by Muo Hamisi Williams, the Technical Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary participated in a one-week study tour to Indonesia to learn about the country’s experience, best practices and lessons learnt from Food Security and Nutrition policy planning and implementation within a decentralized governance system.  The delegation also includes senior experts from the Taskforce drafting the new Agriculture Sector Growth and Transformation Strategy (ASGTS), as well representatives from the different State Departments of Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and...
26 Sep 2017
Developing agriculture, forestry and natural resource management to enhance rural development are important components of a four-year cooperation agreement signed here today between Belarus and FAO
The FAO Country Programming Framework for the Republic of Belarus was signed in a ceremony at the Ministry of Agriculture by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus Alla Lomakina and FAO Regional Programme Leader for Europe and Central Asia Raimund Jehle. Read More
25 Sep 2017
Joint Efforts to Ensure Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change
On the occasion of the International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Université Laval (UL) have agreed to strengthen collaboration and synergies, and enter into partnership for a period of three years renewable. A Memorandum of Understanding and a three-year work program are providing a framework for cooperation with the overall goal of enhancing institutional knowledge exchanges to strengthen capacities for improving food security and nutrition through mitigation and adaptation to changing climatic conditions. The signing event of the Memorandum of Understanding was...
25 Sep 2017
Partnership sharpens focus on resilience, food crises, climate change, agricultural investments, nutrition, sustainable food systems
25 September 2017, Rome/Brussels - Stepping up their long and fruitful partnership, FAO and the European Commission (EC) held the strategic dialogue meeting and agreed on joint priorities and deliverables for 2018-2020. The decision to intensify joint efforts comes at an important moment in time with both partners sharpening their focus in the areas of food security, nutrition, resilience, sustainable agriculture, ocean governance, all within the context of working together towards the achievement of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Since the European Union became an FAO Member Organization, the partnership has been increasing in importance. Both FAO and...