Recent successes show that problems related to desertification and land degradation are not insurmountable. 22 October 2014, Brussels/Rome - The European Union (EU) and FAO in collaboration with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) have launched a €41 million, 4.5-year programme to bolster sustainable land management and restore drylands and degraded lands in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
15 October, Rome - Nancy Stetson, US Special Representative for Global Food Security, stressed the importance of partnerships at a US-led Dialogue on Nutrition held at FAO. The event was the first in a series of three public discussions leading up to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in November, designed to raise awareness and stimulate debate around key nutrition issues. It brought together representatives from the private sector and civil society, who discussed the importance of effective partnerships to ensure adequate nutrition for the world's population.
Paramaribo, Suriname, October 10, 2014 - The critical role of policy development and implementation in the process of revitalizing agriculture sectors in the region was highlighted in a workshop on governance and public policy held at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2014 in Paramaribo, Suriname. In a comprehensive presentation to workshop delegates, Dr. Deep Ford, Subregional Coordinator for the Caribbean for the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), led the dialogue calling for differentiated public policy, improved governance and increased public and private sector investment synergies.
06 de octubre 2014, Santo Domingo - "Las mejores voces cantan contra el Hambre” reunirá a destacados artistas dominicanos en un concierto benéfico que recaudará alimentos para abastecer el Banco de Alimentos de la Arquidiócesis de Santo Domingo, este 17 de octubre en el Aula Magna de la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD).
Niue, 02 Oct 2014 -- A newly established food processing facility in Niue will benefit farmers and support the livelihoods of many on the small island. Niue has a large trade deficit and food imports make-up a significant part of the import bill. The Government of Niue has long recognized the need to add value to agricultural produce as a way to reduce the trade deficit and encourage private sector-led agribusiness development that will create income and employment. The facility is intended to be used by families and other groups who wish to add value to their raw commodities in a clean and professionally equipped facility.
Apia, Samoa, 01 Oct 2014 -- A representative from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations spoke to students at Samoa College earlier this week about climate change and what it means for Small Island Developing States. The geography students from Year 13 are studying climate change and its implications as part of their curriculum.