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01 Jun 2018
Africa boasts huge potential for social and economic development, with agribusiness poised to play a major role. Without policies and partnerships that enable smallholder farmers - including subsistence farmers and pastoralists - to participate in and benefit from the growth, that opportunity will turn into risk, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
25 May 2018
En el marco del reciente acuerdo de colaboración entre ambas instituciones, la FAO ha participado hoy en la II edición de este evento organizado por LUCA, la unidad de Datos de Telefónica y dedicado a debatir y exponer el potencial que el análisis de datos  (“Big Data”) ofrece para el bien común.   En esta ocasión el debate ha girado en torno al cambio climático y al potencial de uso de los datos para estar mejor preparados frente a las catástrofes naturales. En línea con esta temática, la FAO ha estado representada por Natalia...
04 Apr 2018
Bolivia is a country of spectacular landscapes and profoundly diverse environments.  North of the capital La Paz, in a region called Alto Beni, right where the Andes give way to Amazon forest, FAO is working with a community of Andean people that cultivate a world-famous cocoa variety, the "Criollo" cocoa, renowned for its nutritional values. 
05 Mar 2018
FAO and Spain’s Telefonica, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, have agreed to work together to leverage the use of cutting-edge digital technologies for agricultural development, food security and nutrition, and specifically, prepare and strengthen farmers in the face of extreme weather events related to climate change.   An agreement signed on 12 February 2018 by FAO Director General, José Graziano da Silva, and Telefonica’s Global Director of Public Affairs Strategy,...
27 Feb 2018
Eni and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have signed yesterday a Collaboration Agreement to foster access to safe and clean water in Nigeria by drilling boreholes powered with photovoltaic systems, both for domestic use and irrigation purposes. The project aims to contribute to the humanitarian interventions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities, suffering from the North East - Lake Chad crisis, which have led to unprecedented levels of population displacements and prolonged disruption of agricultural, livestock and fishing activities.