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Private Sector
30 Oct 2013
A discussion about the efficiency and inclusiveness of Public Private Partnerships as a tool in the fight against hunger was held at FAO headquarters today.
Rome - A seminar titled “The efficiency and inclusiveness of Public Private Partnerships as a tool in the fight against hunger” was held at FAO headquarters today. The Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department (AG) and the Office of Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development (OPC) jointly held the seminar. The central theme discussed over the two-hour seminar concerned public private partnerships (PPP) as a tool in the fight against hunger. From this theme, two key questions emerged: how PPPs can be an efficient tool in eradicating hunger, and how PPPs be inclusive of local agribusiness and smallholder farmers.  Representatives from FAO, IFAD and the Standards...
Partnerships
21 Oct 2013
General Assembly’s 3rd Committee discusses indigenous issues
“With their wealth of ancestral knowledge”, indigenous and tribal peoples make for “key partners in the fight against hunger, malnutrition, and food insecurity”, remarked FAO’s Sharon Brennen-Haylock, as the General Assembly’s Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Affairs (“3rd”) Committee opened discussions in New York on the rights of indigenous peoples. The pursuit of traditional hunting and pastoral lifestyles, noted FAO’s Liaison Director to the United Nations, helps “maintain high levels of biological diversity, including invaluable genetic resources for food and agriculture”. Such practices and know-how, she continued, “create an important pillar of the food security of present and future generations worldwide”. Of the...
Civil Society
19 Oct 2013
Production and market access support for family farmers are the basis of the agreement signed today between FAO Director-General and Eataly CEO
Support to family farming through improved production and market access is essential in the fight against hunger. With this idea as a basis, FAO and Italian food chain Eataly signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering collaboration during the International Year of Family Farming in 2014 . The agreement signed by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Eataly CEO Nicola Farinetti establishes various initiatives, such as resource mobilization in support of family farmers in Africa and Latin America. Thus, part of the profits from the sale of certain products in the Eataly establishments will go to FAO projects in developing countries. This...
Civil Society
18 Oct 2013
“Ce que le secteur privé accomplit à l’échelle locale pour combattre la faim peut rapidement s’étendre au reste du monde”
10 octobre 2013, Rome – “Nombre des sociétés qui sont ici aujourd’hui sont présentes dans de nombreux pays. Cela est important car ce que vous faites localement contre la faim peut rapidement devenir une action planétaire”, a déclaré le Directeur général de la FAO José Graziano da Silva au cours d’une réunion des partenariats avec le secteur privé qui s’est tenue aujourd’hui au siège. M. Graziano da Silva a annoncé la mise en place par la FAO d’un fonds fiduciaire multidonateurs afin de permettre aux entreprises du secteur privé d’apporter leur contribution financière au travail de l’Organisation en soutenant ses projets...
Civil Society
18 Oct 2013
Les organisations conviennent d’un plan d’action triennal pour améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et la résilience des communautés vulnérables
 La FAO a signé un nouvel accord de collaboration avec la Fédération internationale des sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR), le plus grand réseau humanitaire du monde, afin d'améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et renforcer la résilience des communautés vulnérables. La FAO et la FICR ont convenu que la FAO fournira un encadrement technique pour compléter le vaste réseau de 13 millions de volontaires de la FICR - qui assistent quelque 150 millions de personnes - et ce, afin d'aider les ménages pauvres à s'adapter aux menaces et catastrophes qui pèsent sur l'agriculture, la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition. Le...