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20 Jul 2015
Martin Willhaus, Managing director from Kuehne Foundation reflects on the results of the partnership so far and the importance of boosting public-private partnerships as FAO is doing.
Kuehne Foundation and FAO signed an agreement last year to cooperate in supporting rural livelihoods through improved logistics. The combined capacities of both organizations increase the impact of their respective efforts to reduce food losses and waste. Kuehne Foundation and FAO are working together to respond to the increasing amount of crises and emergencies to increase the resilience of livelihoods from disasters. Martin Willhaus, Managing director from Kuehne Foundation reflects on the results of the partnership so far and the importance of boosting public-private partnerships as FAO is doing. Why is enhancing logistics in the agro-food systems so important...
08 Jul 2015
New agreement could serve as model for future public-private partnerships
8 July 2015, Rome -- Autogrill, the multinational company known for its motorway and airport restaurants in 30 countries, is partnering with FAO to cut down food waste and losses and support the introduction of products of small-scale farmers in developing countries, the UN agency announced today. Under the three-year agreement, FAO will provide Autogrill with tools to track and reduce food losses and waste across its more than 4000 stores and design information materials and campaigns to raise awareness among Autogrill customers worldwide about waste reduction. "We're excited to collaborate with a major multinational restaurant chain like Autogrill on making its market...
22 Jun 2015
Director-General meets Rabobank board to enlarge FAO’s flagship partnership
22 June, 2015, Utrecht - FAO and the Dutch Rabobank Foundation will scale up their collaboration after two years of successful initiatives in East Africa. "This is a flagship partnership for FAO," Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said in an address today to the foodFIRST conference here, which this year is focused on the future of farming and food security in Africa.
08 Jun 2015
Submission of applications can be done from 02 June to 31 October 2015 for any of the five categories of Award
Date palms are vital for the livelihoods of people in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other countries in the Near East. They provide sustenance, building materials, shade and a source of income. Since 1965, FAO is proud to be part of the efforts to promote date palms and recognizes that the UAE are at the forefront of regional and international efforts to sustainably produce date palms. In the spring of 2015, two date palm oases in the UAE have joined the growing number of ecosystems that are formally recognized by FAO for their importance as repositories of genetic resources, biodiversity...
07 Jun 2015
Focus on knowledge exchanges for sustainable agriculture, value chains
7 June 2015, Rome - China and FAO today signed a $50 million agreement to support developing countries in building sustainable food systems and inclusive agricultural value chains, recognizing the growing importance of collaboration between Southern countries in the fight against extreme hunger and poverty...
03 Jun 2015
Partnership will help forest-reliant communities in Viet Nam access supply chains – Could spark similar efforts elsewhere
3 June 2015, Rome - FAO and IKEA of Sweden today agreed to begin working together on a forestry certification initiative aimed at promoting the sustainable management of forest plantations and empowering forest-reliant communities in Viet Nam.Following the signing...
19 May 2015
FAO participates in the roundtable discussion “Caritas’ role to guarantee food security within the next five years” in Expo Milan 2015
19 May 2015, Milan – FAO joined the inaugural day for Caritas at the Expo Milan 2015. Rolf Hackbart, Deputy Director of the Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development, represented FAO and advocated the fight to end hunger together with Caritas. The event focused on family and small-scale farming. “We need to change the way we relate to land. Family farming is so important to do this,” said Hackbart. Hackbart encouraged the strengthening of rural livelihoods in terms of education, training, health and access to natural resources. “This is why we need to change the current system, geared...
13 May 2015
FAO and the John Cabot University agree on “Communicating to Inspire Change: Food Security and Sustainability” a summer short course in July 2015 designed to provide University students with a solid and broad background on food security and sustainability
FAO and the John Cabot University agree on “Communicating to Inspire Change: Food Security and Sustainability” a summer short course in July 2015 designed to provide University students with a solid and broad background on food security and sustainability so that they may have the key informational foundations to develop methods and tools for “Communicating to Inspire Change.”   The course will be in English. During the second half of 2014, the Office for Corporate Communications in collaboration with the Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development (OPC), FAO, established linkages with a number of Universities worldwide, especially prior to the International...
28 Apr 2015
FAO announces new global flagship partnership with the International University of Languages and Media from Milan (Italy)
FAO is proud to announce a new global flagship partnership with IULM (International University of Languages and Media, Milan). On Monday 20 April, Mario Lubetkin, Director of Corporate Communication at FAO signed a strategic agreement with IULM University Chancellor Professor Giovanni Puglisi. The alliance seals a marriage of top-level skills: FAO's widely recognized know-how in the field of nutrition and the educational excellence of IULM. In particular, in this the year of the Universal Exposition of Milan, FAO and the University will be offering thirty students the opportunity to follow a course titled “Communicating to Inspire Change: harnessing the bounties of...
14 Apr 2015
La FAO y el Club de Exportadores e Inversores Españoles exploran vías de colaboración con las entidades financieras del Club
14 de abril de 2015, Roma - El Club de Exportadores e Inversores Españoles visitó hoy la sede central de la FAO en Roma para profundizar sobre los instrumentos financieros necesarios para asegurar la seguridad alimentaria y el desarrollo a través de la sostenibilidad de las alianzas público-privadas La reunión da seguimiento a la “estrecha y fructífera colaboración”, según afirmó Marcela Villarreal, Directora de la División de Asociaciones, Promoción Institucional y Desarrollo de Capacidades en FAO, de la alianza firmada por ambas partes en noviembre de 2013. Este acuerdo tiene por objetivo principal aunar esfuerzos en la promoción...