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December 2004

   

Previous Updates

News          

  • Farmers at the centre of World Food Day 2004 celebrations
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  • Guidelines to support the Right to Food adopted by FAO Council
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  • World Food Programme meets with NGO partners
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Thematic Groups          

  • Towards the finalisation of the auto-evaluation of the UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security
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  • Dominican Republic: Thematic Group reactivated
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  • Zambia: Informal Agriculture Donor Group becomes a member of the UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security
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Events          

  • 1 December: World AIDS Day
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  • 10 December: Human Rights Day
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  • 11 December: International Mountain Day
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  • 2005 International Year of Microcredit
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Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD)

  • SARD-M: The project is on the move
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  • SARD-FSE: Results from Regional Workshops
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Publications          

  • Refugee Livelihoods Network
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  • SARD-M launches new website
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  • SOFI report: increased efforts are needed to halve hunger by 2015
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Interviews      

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    [Photo Courtesy Ministry of Rural Development of Algeria]

    "Rural development is not simply viewed as a sole complement to agricultural activity (basic infrastructure, transformation of agricultural products, commercialisation) but as an open dynamic to agricultural and non agricultural activities which constitute the assets of rural areas."

    In this interview the Dr. Rachid Benaissa, Minister Delegate in charge of Rural Development of Algeria talks about the Strategy for Sustainable Rural Development launched in this country while recommending themes and areas in which collaboration with the UN System Network could be established.
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    Photo RDFS Network/D. Martínez
    "Adding value to complementary resources at different levels is the key in building global partnerships from grass roots to the institutional level. Both NGOs and UN agencies are committed in this challenge."

    In this interview Ms. Ada Civitani, Head of the Education Unit of the Association of Rural Cooperation in Africa and Latin America (Associazione di Cooperazione Rurale in Africa e America Latina - ACRA) and focal point for a consortium of Italian NGOs for the collaboration with FAO within the partnership initiative of Education for Rural People, talks about the contribution of NGOs to ERP while giving insights on how to strengthen collaboration between NGOs and UN agencies.
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Calendar          

    Calendar of international events (international days and UN/NGO/civil society meetings)
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    Calendar
    Calendar 2003