News and events

Regional Policy Officers meet at FAO HQ from 16 till 20 May 2011
16 May 2011 FAO regional Policy Officers have come to Rome to participate in the Annual meeting. The traditional agenda of knowledge sharing and strengthening cooperation between FAO headquarters and decentralized Policy Officers is complemented by  a thre [...]
Asia, Bangkok, 9-10 March 2011
09 May 2011 Objectives The regional consultation aimed to assist governments of member countries in identifying various options and designing country-specific immediate actions in response to the current food price surge. Specifically, the consultation aimed to [...]
Travel to Paris, France: 20-21 April 2011
03 May 2011 Background20 April 2011The Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change Technology Transfer  addressed technology transfer challenges and opportunities for mitigation and adaptation. Meeting objectives:  i) To operationalse technology transfer, ii [...]
Mission to Damascus, Syria, from 18 March to 1 April 2011
15 Apr 2011 IntroductionThe aim of the mission to Syria was to launch the preparation of the Al Ghab Development Strategy and Plan of Action with two workshops, to assess the progress of the activities, and to backstop the Programme formulation.   Activit [...]
EX-ACT Software for Ex-ante Carbon-Balance Appraisal of Investment Projects
01 Apr 2011 Policy Briefs Mainstreaming Carbon Balance Appraisal in Agriculture. EX-ACT: A Tool to Measure the Carbon-Balance Climate Change and Agriculture Policies: How Far Should We Look for Synergy Building Between Agriculture Development and Climate Mit [...]
New look and updated features
09 Mar 2011 EASYPol’s new look and updated features aim at providing a better organized and user-friendly site for disseminating FAO policy resources.   Website improvementsA wider screen layout and top bar search options aim to enhance usabil [...]
Mission to Syria 29 January to 4 February 2011
02 Mar 2011 Activities and outputs Studies: The mission was able to verify the status of  the preparation of studies for the agricultural pillar, including  the cross-cutting socioeconomic study and the Value Chain Analysis study.   Communicati [...]
Addis Ababa, 15 to 17 February 2011
02 Mar 2011 Attendees:FAO Representatives and representatives of the Regional Economic Organizations, African Development Bank (IFIs) and the private sector. The meeting was opened by his Excellency Teferra Derebew, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development [...]
Zurich, Switzerland – 25 to 26 January 2011
14 Feb 2011 ObjectivesThe objective of the meeting was  to i) exchange lessons learned in the implementation of CAADP and ii) discuss the expertise required to support the implementation process and the technical support expected from key development partne [...]
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - 29 January to 5 February 2011
14 Feb 2011 ObjectivesThe objective of the mission was to spearhead a capacity needs assessment of AUC/DREA and NPCA with the view to formulating a Medium-Term Capacity Building Programme for the two continental institutions in the context of the UN 10-Year Capa [...]
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