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Civil Society
05 Oct 2013
New agreement between FAO and the most representative movement of small producers
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and General Coordinator of La Via Campesina  Elizabeth Mpofu  today formalized an institutional framework for the relationship between the two organizations and defined proposals of collaboration in areas of common interest.The agreement marks a milestone in the relationship between FAO and civil society organizations, as La Via Campesina is the movement that brings together the largest number of small food producers on the planet. The agreement, concluded within the framework of a meeting at FAO headquarters in Rome, is part of the new FAO Strategy for Partnerships with Civil Society Organizations. This...
Private Sector
26 Sep 2013
Un usage plus répandu de pratiques déjà existantes pourrait aider à réduire les émissions nocives du secteur
Rome - Les émissions de gaz à effet de serre produites par l'élevage pourraient être réduites de 30 pour cent en utilisant plus largement les meilleures pratiques et technologies existantes, selon une nouvelle étude publiée aujourd'hui par l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO).Le rapport, Tackling climate change through livestock: A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities, représente l'évaluation la plus exhaustive à ce jour du rôle de l'élevage dans le réchauffement de la planète- et du potentiel que le secteur recèle pour affronter le problème.Toutes filières de production animale confondues, les émissions de...
Civil Society
23 Sep 2013
On August 15th, the Director-General of FAO signed a partnership agreement with Fundação Banco do Brasil to join technical capacities and information exchange with program and project development in order to end hunger.
  During his recent visit to Latin America, José Graziano da Silva signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fundação Banco do Brasil (FBB) . This new partnership utilizes both entities’ knowledge and skills, resulting in an innovative approach to end hunger.   Fundação Banco do Brasil has an approach to development that uses Tecnologias Sociais (Social Technologies) for development. They have certified 504 of them, all of which are readily available for use off of their website as a Banco de Tecnologias Sociais (BTS). These social technologies are being translated into other languages as well.     The approach to the partnership will be as follows: FBB will mediate...
Private Sector
20 Sep 2013
New private sector partnership with Dutch cooperative bank will benefit farmers in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.
The Rabobank Foundation and FAO will share knowledge, innovation and financial resources in a broad strategy to make a difference in the lives of small-holder farmers and the rural poor in Africa. An agreement signed at FAO headquarters sets out how the organizations will work together on development projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. The projects will improve the income of small-holder farmers through support to small rural businesses, as well as through the identification of productive, competitive and sustainable agri-businesses along the whole value chain. Director-General José Graziano da Silva said that "this agreement is more than...
Private Sector
20 Sep 2013
The managing director of Rabobank Foundation, Mr. Pierre van Hedel, visited FAO headquarters today and gave a seminar for FAO staff titled “The Value of Cooperative Banking in Supporting Smallholders” as part of the Private Sector Seminar Series.
 

20 September 2013, Rome – The managing director of Rabobank Foundation, Mr. Pierre van Hedel, visited FAO headquarters today and gave a seminar for FAO staff titled “The Value of Cooperative Banking in Supporting Smallholders” as part of the Private Sector Seminar Series.
 
Rabobank Foundation was created in 1973 by Rabobank Group, a Dutch multinational bank and global leader in Food and Agribusiness. Building upon Rabobank Group’s collaborative and sustainable banking strategies, Rabobank Foundation seeks to support smallholder farmers around the world through agricultural cooperatives and microfinance mechanisms. Mr. Van Hedel explained that Rabobank Foundation believes in empowering smallholder farmers through financial,...