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Rome - QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), praised private-sector actors for “stepping up” to contribute to eradicating hunger and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and urged them to do even more, and better. “Invest more, and deliver more!” Qu said at a meeting with the International Agri-Food Network, an umbrella organization for the private sector, held on Wednesday. “Private sector engagement will be key to agrifood systems transformation and rural development,” the Director-General said in his opening remarks, noting there are only seven planting seasons left before 2030.
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The programme covers eight African countries, supporting reforms and evidence-based public investment decisions over a five-year period Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new phase of its key agricultural policy monitoring and analysis initiative, focused on supporting reforms in eight Sub-Saharan African countries, as they face an array of global challenges. Covering Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda, Phase 3 of the Monitoring and Analysing Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) programme will continue working to support the countries in making more informed, evidence-based policy and investment decisions. Among its key goals are identifying...
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Partnership aims to promote responsible investments in line with countries’ priorities, enhance communications and public-private collaboration, and facilitate knowledge-sharing Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), strengthening their partnership and boosting public-private collaboration. The MoU was signed by FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu and ICC Secretary-General, John Denton. It will support the three pillars of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental  – with an emphasis on mitigating climate change and strengthening the resilience of agrifood systems and natural resources. As part of the MoU, the two parties...
African Agribusiness Leadership Dialogue for agrifood systems transformation in Africa “Doing good is good business” – that was one of the main messages from Dangote Flour Mills’ Thabo Mabe in his keynote address at the 2nd African Agribusiness Leadership Dialogue (AALD) held to inform deliberations at the upcoming 32nd Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa (ARC32).Organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), representatives from food and agriculture systems across Africa virtually convened, discussing the challenges and opportunities around transforming agrifood systems in Africa. Over 80 private sector entities participated in the dialogue from over...
FAO and Agricycle Global team up to work on fruit and vegetable value chains Addis Ababa - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Subregional office for Eastern Africa and Agricycle Global Inc. agreed to work together in nurturing youth groups in Kenya, and refugees and host communities in Uganda in the development of fruit and vegetable value-chains. Areas of collaboration include capacity development for youth on fruit and vegetable value chain development; od safety standards and fruit and vegetable-related agribusiness; documentation of youth empowerment business models; transfer of knowledge and skills for adoption of technologies and equipment for fruit...
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