19 Jun 2020
Owing to the expertise of their highly-skilled scholars and researchers, academia and research institutions have developed knowledge and capacities that make them uniquely able to assist the Members of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). FAO created a dedicated unit to negotiate, facilitate and strengthen corporate partnerships with academia and research institutions...
South-south Cooperation
15 Jun 2020
June 15, 2020. The FAO-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) Programme has just approved its first emergency project on desert locust control, which was signed by China’s Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) Mr Zhang Taolin, and by the Deputy Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Ms Beth Bechdol. The project, with a budget of USD 2 million will be implemented in Africa and Asia, specifically in Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, Uganda, and Iran. This project aims to support FAO’s global action to control the worst desert locust outbreak in decades. The locust crisis...
05 Jun 2020
FAO and ICARDA confirm partnership for another five years
In an effort to support sustainable agricultural development and management of natural resources, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) have renewed their partnership for the next five years with the aim to contribute to achieving food security in drylands and marginal environments.   
01 Jun 2020
Dashboard houses food systems data from more than 230 countries and territories
Rome/Baltimore/Geneva - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, and The Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World today launched a new easy-to-navigate online tool designed to help decision makers understand their food systems, identify their levers of change, and decide which ones to pull.
Civil Society
01 Jun 2020
A conflict-sensitive approach to design better interventions
Conflict is currently the main driver of food crises around the world: according to the latest release of The Global Report on Food Crises, 77 million people who suffer from acute food insecurity live in places affected by conflict or insecurity. In addition, over 80 percent of humanitarian and development work is carried out in conflict-affected contexts; with this in mind, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) works actively to mainstream...