Civil Society
03 Feb 2014
Les institutions françaises de recherche et la FAO partagent une vision commune.
La FAO et la France vont intensifier leur coopération dans des domaines de recherche clés et aligner leurs travaux sur le cadre stratégique renouvelé de la FAO. Deux accords signés aujourd'hui couvrent un large spectre d'activités conjointes sur l'agro-écologie, la biodiversité, la santé animale, les pertes alimentaires et les réformes agraires, ce qui contribuera à la réalisation des Objectifs stratégiques de la FAO. Le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, la Présidente d'Agreenium, Marion Guillou, et le Directeur général du Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), Michel Eddi, ont signé les accords lors de...
Civil Society
29 Jan 2014
Communication and community media in family farming and food security
In the context of the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), FAO has joined the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) to launch an awareness campaign targeted at farmers’ organizations and the rural population. The main objective is to use community radio as a platform to share information with the farming community and involve them further in the discussion regarding the key role that family farming plays in economic and social development. The campaign was launched in Montreal on 27 January and is set to continue throughout the entire 2014. It will consist of a series...
South-south Cooperation
24 Jan 2014
$2.2 million project to strengthen agriculture and veterinary research
24 January 2014, Rome - Angola, Brazil and FAO are to work closely together to strengthen food security in the Southern African country by boosting its agricultural and veterinary research...
21 Jan 2014
Promoting a joint effort to fight against hunger and under-nutrition
One of Japan’s top-ranked and most popular private universities is teaming up with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve the regional knowledge base and promote a joint effort to fight against hunger and under-nutrition, the FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific announced today. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by FAO’s Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific and Ken-ichi Fukumiya, President of Meiji University. “This is a strong and meaningful partnership with one of Japan’s most respected and most popular universities,” said Konuma. “The signing of this MoU further strengthens...
10 Jan 2014
Agreement covers joint activities including aquatic animal disease diagnostics and management to expand the work of FAO’s Emergency Prevention System (EMPRES)
FAO and Mississippi State University (MSU) will step up cooperation on FAO’s new Global Aquaculture Advancement Partnership (GAAP) programme and FAO’s Emergency Preparedness and Response (EMPRES) programme to improve the capacity of developing countries in fish health and aquaculture.  FAO Deputy Director-General Daniel Gustafson and the President of the Mississippi State University (MSU), Mark Keenum, signed a joint declaration in the presence of FAO’s Director of the Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development (OPC), Marcela Villarreal. This joint declaration strenghthens the existing Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two organizations in 2010 and paves the way for cooperation in specific...