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Parliamentary alliances
06 Dec 2018
Urgent legislative and policy measures crucial to ensure zero hunger
FAO and parliamentarians from eastern Africa, together with Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)and East African Community (EAC)have called for robust legislative frameworks and increased funding to intensify the fight against hunger and malnutrition in the subregion. Acknowledging the need for specific legal and policy measures to ensure zero hunger, lawmakers noted the criticality of concerted, decisive and urgent actions. Speaking at a meeting organized by FAO to develop a framework to operationalize a subregional Parliamentary Alliance for food and nutrition security, David Phiri, FAO Subregional Coordinator for Eastern Africa noted with concern the increasing trend of global hunger....
Resource Partners
04 Dec 2018
The reports showcase success stories from around the world and highlight the importance of multilateralism and flexible funding to achieve the SDGs
Yesterday, at FAO headquarters in Rome, the Organization launched two new reports, showcasing impact created around the world thanks to FAO’s collaboration with two remarkable partners: Belgium and Sweden. The reports were introduced during a side event of the 160th session of the FAO Council, shedding light on the long-standing, wide-ranging and solid partnership between the Organization and the two countries. The event, which featured interventions by the Permanent Representatives of Belgium, Sweden, Bolivia and Nigeria to FAO, also provided a platform to highlight the importance of multilateralism and flexible funding. “The interconnected nature of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) makes clear...
Fao-Academia
23 Nov 2018
Kyoto University and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) collaborated to organize the International Symposium on Food and Sustainability, which was held in Kyoto on 29-30 October.   The Symposium gathered academia, food service sector, private sector and other stakeholders to discuss key issues related to food sustainability with a focus on food waste reduction.   At the Symposium FAO was represented by Charles Boliko, Director of FAO’s Liaison Office in Japan, Ruhiza Boroto, Senior Land and Water Officer (CBL), and Rosa Rolle, Senior Food Systems Officer (ESN), who all contributed with presentations to the debates. As...
South-south Cooperation
21 Nov 2018
In 2018, Brazil and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrate the tenth anniversary of their partnership on South-South Cooperation (SSC). Over this decade, the partners are proud of the nearly 30 initiatives developed and of the effective results achieved in Latin American, Caribbean and African countries. Brazil and FAO invested over US$ 60 million in 25 countries to promote sustainable agriculture and rural development, as well as food and nutrition security. To celebrate this fruitful partnership,...
South-south Cooperation
21 Nov 2018
The Changsha Declaration towards the achievement of the SDGs
From 1 to 2 November 2018, more than 200 representatives from nearly 30 developing countries, 12 international organizations, and the heads of the UN Rome-based Agencies (RBAs: FAO, IFAD and WFP) gathered in Changsha, Hunan province, China, to attend the Ministerial Level Forum on Global South-South Cooperation in Agriculture, which was jointly organized by FAO and the People’s Republic of China. The main objective of the Forum was to discuss paths to further increase South-South Cooperation (SSC) in the agricultural sector and promote it as a vital instrument to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)....