Eradicating hunger is a challenge that FAO cannot - and should not - face alone. The Partnerships branch is responsible for developing and strengthening partnerships with non-state actors that will help to accomplish FAO’s mandate, including non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academia, research and development institutes, the private sector, producers’ organizations and cooperatives.
FAO and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) have joined forces towards the establishment of a Hunger Free Community of Portuguese Language Countries.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the Executive Secretary of the CPLP, Murade Isaac Miguigy Murargy, signed a Technical Cooperation Programme, uniting FAO and the CPLP on the 6th of March of 2014.
With a total allocated contribution of $500,000 USD, the programme will support the CPLP and its governments, parliaments and non-governmental partners in implementing a Regional Strategy for Food and Nutrition Security approved in 2012.
La Via Campesina and FAO's Director general Jose Graziano da Silva formalized an agreement of cooperation which acknowledged the essential role played by small holder food producers. Their role was recognised as most important in the eradication of world hunger. The cooperation will focus on various key areas: strengthening peasant based agro-ecological food production, protecting small holders rights to access land and water, as well as improving farmers rights over seeds in accordance with international and national seed laws. More ...