Resource Partners
16 Jun 2021
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) welcomes a CAD 22.4 million (USD 17.7 million) contribution from Canada to boost the food security and livelihoods of vulnerable communities - especially women, youth and indigenous peoples - reeling from the impacts of COVID-19 in nine countries across Africa and Latin America.
South-south Cooperation
08 Jun 2021
08 June 2021, Philippines – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of the Republic of Korea, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) have launched today an initiative aimed at strengthening the Philippines’ rice value chains and help boost the productivity of smallholder Filipino rice farmers.  In a virtual inception workshop, FAO, MAFRA and Philippine project partners launched and discussed ways forward for the implementation in the country of the “Capacity Development and Experience sharing for Rice Value Chains through South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC)”, a global initiative funded by the...
South-south Cooperation
03 Jun 2021
03/06/2021 City of Belmopan, Belize - Schools are favorable environments for promoting healthy eating habits from childhood and for life, while opening the door to viable market options for family farming, thus contributing to improving national production and the consumption of local foods. The “Mesoamerica Hunger Free AMEXCID-FAO” program has been working hand in hand with the Belizean government in the implementation of a school feeding program following the “Sustainable Schools” model, encouraging rural development.  “Mesoamerica Hunger Free AMEXCID-FAO” is a South-South Cooperation initiative, jointly led by the Government of Mexico, through AMEXCID, and FAO, that works closely with institutions of Belize, Colombia,...
Civil Society
26 May 2021
The year 2021 marks the beginning of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, and Food systems that are healthier, more sustainable and equitable are key to achieving many of the SDGS.COVID-19 also revealed how important resilience of food systems is. However, overall and beyond emergencies and shocks, food systems are unsustainable and it is fundamental that they be drastically transformed.A recent FAO survey has clearly demonstrated the enormous and active role that cities and local governments have played in attenuating the effects of the pandemic on the health and...
Parliamentary alliances
21 May 2021
BRUSSELS/ROME – Assuring that everyone has access to adequate and healthy food produced in an environmentally-friendly way is a global challenge, and responses to that challenge must also be global, agreed participants at an event today organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations with the European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition.“We urgently need to do things differently and act holistically to transform our agri-food systems,” said QU Dongyu, FAO Director-General, noting that “the table will need to be set” for up to 10 billion people in 2050. He pointed to the upcoming...
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