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New York -The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) signed a Letter of Intent today that facilitates more structured channelling of private-sector resources to global causes such as hunger reduction.The intention enables FAO to better guide the way the private sector supports sustainable development and in particular agrifood system transformation. It builds on FAO Director-General QU Dongyu’s early 2020 invitation to the WEF to work together to protect and strengthen food supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic. Qu also co-chairs the WEF Board of Stewards for Agrifood Systems, which met earlier...
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A new programme aims to help women agrifood entrepreneurs tackle common challenges and expand their businesses Recognizing that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a pivotal role in ensuring food security and nutrition, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable consumers, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Agri-Food Network (IAFN) are launching an Accelerator Mentorship Programme, designed for women entrepreneurs operating in the agrifood sector. The pilot programme will be open to female entrepreneurs from Sub-Saharan Africa, which boasts some of the highest rates of female participation in entrepreneurial activities in the world. SMEs play...
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The global climate crisis is everyone’s business. Countries have committed to lower emissions and sustainable practices across all sectors. The public sector has long been supporting efforts to build resilience in the agriculture and land use sectors but achieving such climate action requires urgent collaboration with businesses in the food and land sector. Change is needed across the agriculture system, from farmland to store front – and this can only be accomplished with a joint effort from all players in the agribusiness industry. Countries’ responses to lower their emissions, adapt to climate change, and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement...
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Children's undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies continue to pose the biggest nutritional health burden worldwide. Diets that lack diversity, nutritional value, and food safety are frequently to blame for childhood malnutrition. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Bel Egypt signed a framework for cooperation and coordination today with the goal of increasing nutritional awareness and promoting healthy and responsible habits in children across Egypt, driven by a common goal to promote healthy nutrition and combat malnutrition issues in Egypt. The agreement was signed at the FAO headquarters in Cairo, in the presence of Abdel Hakim Elwaer, Assistant Director-General...
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From basic hand tools to sophisticated motorized equipment, mechanization covers all levels of farming and processing technologies. Where it is adopted, it can offer a range of benefits, helping to reduce hard labor, relieve labor shortages, improve productivity and efficient use of resources, enhance market access and mitigate climate related hazards. It can be a game changer for farm work – and a key component in developing sustainable agrifood systems. The production and distribution of machinery and equipment for agricultural development, and innovations in this area, are driven by the private sector, and require substantial investment. To make mechanization truly sustainable...
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