FAO meets Professors Yasuyoshi Sakai and Yosuke Yamashiki from Kyoto University
Partnerships Dialogue Series of FAO had the honour to have as a guest Dr Yasuyoshi Sakai, a renowned microbiologist and Professor at the Division of Applied Life Sciences at the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University. Professor Sakai discussed breakthroughs from Kyoto University, including on 'methanol economy', new seeds that promote plant growth and rice productivity.
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.