Noticias

Parliamentary alliances
05 Nov 2020
Santiago de Chile - El Representante Regional de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), Julio Berdegué, instó a los parlamentos de América Latina y el Caribe a poner la alimentación en lo más alto de sus agendas legislativas, para enfrentar los efectos de la pandemia sobre la nutrición y la seguridad alimentaria. “El tema de la alimentación no está siendo incluido en los programas de recuperación del COVID 19 de los países de la región con la fuerza suficiente. Sugerimos muy respetuosamente que estos temas sean parte del diálogo en los parlamentos”, dijo Berdegué. Esta...
Private Sector
02 Nov 2020
La colaboración es esencial para reconstruir una industria
Para muchos, el refresco de jengibre, el té de jengibre o las galletas de jengibre son artículos básicos habituales en el hogar. Viene de lejos la reputación mundial de esta isla caribeña por su excelente jengibre, de potencia y acritud conocidos, pero la industria se ve amenazada.La podredumbre del rizoma del jengibre lleva años devastando la producción en toda la isla, llegando a obligar a muchos agricultores a abandonar por completo la producción de jengibre. La enfermedad se propagó hasta el punto de que de 2015 a 2018 la producción de jengibre en Jamaica descendió a casi la...
Fao-Academia
27 Oct 2020
Composed by thirteen Member States from the Mediterranean region, the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) is an intergovernmental organization sharing common objectives with FAO. The long history of collaborations between the two organizations initiated in 1977 when the first joint activities started to be implemented. After years of interactions, a further step was accomplished in 2009 with the signature of a framework agreement focusing on areas such as traditional foods, forests’ protection, irrigation, plant disease management and quarantine measures. In 2015, the...
South-south Cooperation
23 Oct 2020
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations and what better way to showcase South-South and Triangular cooperation achievements, than with a compilation of good practices on how SSTC is being leveraged to support the efforts of countries to accelerate the progress towards the attainment of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). About a month ago, the UN Office of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (UNOSSC) launched its volume three of “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development”. This volume features 195 good practices, obtained by 77 partners including Member States,...
Parliamentary alliances
21 Oct 2020
Italy's proposed FAO-led Food Coalition hailed as vehicle for multilateralism and post-pandemic rural development
Rome - Italy's agri-food system offers lessons on the transformations the world needs, and the nation is playing a critical role by promoting a multilateral food coalition that is closely aligned to FAO's own rural development framework as articulated in the Hand-in-Hand Initiative and the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today in an address to members of Italy's parliament.   "FAO is proud to be your partner in this noble mission of eradicating hunger, eliminating poverty and creating a world of harmony and solidarity," the Director-General said in remarks to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the...