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25 Sep 2018
To support countries vulnerable to drought and the effects of climate change, FAO and Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) organized a capacity development course on sustainable livestock feed development and breeding techniques in resource-constrained situations. Heldwithin the frameworkof the African Regional Initiative Building Resilience in Africa’s Drylands, the course brought fifteen participants from nine francophone countries in Africa to Israel from 24 June to 13 July...
13 Sep 2018
Rome, 12 September 2018.  The UN Rome-based Agencies (RBAs), namely, FAO, IFAD and WFP, have launched this week a strong call to scale up South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) initiatives to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The three agencies gathered at FAO Headquarters to celebrate jointly the 2018 UN Day for South-South Cooperation (SSC). The event, which aimed at raising awareness on SSTC initiatives to achieve zero hunger as well as showcasing success stories addressing particularly climate change, built a stronger commitment to partnerships and inter-agency alliances towards the implementation of...
06 Sep 2018
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized a series of webinars from 09 May to 28 June 2018 to raise awareness and provide capacity development on tools FAO has developed for the monitoring and early warning of the Fall Armyworm (FAW) in Africa, and its sharing of knowledge through South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC). Two webinar series were organized, the first one on Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System (FAMEWS) mobile app, and the second one on the...
05 Sep 2018
The fourth edition of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Mayors Summit, which has brought together cities from all around the world to discuss best ways to reach a sustainable development of their food systems, is coming to an end today. This year, mayors from over 176 cities that pledged in 2015 to fight against hunger, malnutrition and food waste, met in Tel Aviv to exchange information on the progress made towards implementing sustainable food policies and discuss key issues relating to healthy and sustainable nutrition, food waste reduction, food supply in an era of...
25 Jul 2018
  A 13-member delegation of high-level government officials and members of the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda (AFSeN-A), led by H.E. Nasrullah Arsalai, Director General of the Afghan Council of Ministers’ Secretariat, spent five days in Bangladesh learning how multi-sectoral and inter-ministerial coordination and governance can help improve food security and nutrition. The South-South cooperation study visit was carried out under the joint FAO – European Union initiative on “Food and Nutrition Security, Impact, Resilience, Sustainability and Transformation (FIRST)” Programme. The scope of the mission...
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