The Memorandum of Understanding will boost commitment to sustainable food and agriculture and soil health Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Fertilizer Association (IFA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), setting out a path to extend their existing cooperation on the promotion of sustainable food and agriculture, the importance of soil health and statistics on fertilizers. The MoU was signed virtually by Beth Bechdol, FAO’s Deputy Director-General, and Svein Tore Holsether, IFA’s Board Chair. The partnership will see FAO and the IFA work together to raise awareness on the International Code of...
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On 30 November – 1 December, with the assistance of the FAO Liaison Office with the Russian Federation, MSD Animal Health hosted the "Livestock of the future" educational programme, in partnership with the "Agroinvestor" periodical and the Healthcare Development Centre at the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo (MSM).   Renowned experts in the field and an audience representing leading Russian livestock enterprises discussed a range of topics, namely: One Health approach, production efficiency as well as innovations in modern livestock farming and current issues and trends in poultry, pig, and dairy husbandry.  Oleg Kobiakov, Director of the FAO Moscow Office, took the floor together with Marina Veldanova, Director of the MSM...
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Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), on behalf of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has joined forces with the Comité de Liaison Europe-Afrique-Caraïbe-Pacifique (COLEACP), a non-profit organization dedicated to developing inclusive, sustainable trade in fruit, vegetables and food products. Under a new partnership agreement, both parties have pledged to improve global food security and sustainable agricultural production by protecting the environment from the impacts of plant pests and facilitating safe trade, development and economic growth.  COLEACP works through a network of companies, professional organizations and experts to strengthen the agri-food sector in 50 African,...
Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today unveiled a prototype rooftop farm at its Rome headquarters, an initiative that highlights how innovative technology contributes to making agri-food systems more sustainable and to increasing access to healthy diets.The farm will help explore the potential of urban agriculture to alleviate food shortages in areas where agricultural land and soil is limited, such as mountains and cities.Sponsored by the Italian retailer NaturaSì and designed by the Italian urban garden design company Ecobubble, the installation is housed entirely in mobile, triangle-shaped modules made of corrosion-retarding steel. The farm...
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Rome -   Africa’s Great Green Wall (GGW) programme to combat desertification in the Sahel region  is not only crucial to the battle against climate change but also makes commercial sense for investors, a new study led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and published in Nature Sustainability shows.  For every US dollar put into the massive effort to halt land degradation across the African continent from Senegal in the west to Djibouti in the east, investors can expect an average return of USD 1.2, with outcomes ranging between USD 1.1  and USD 4.4, the analysis finds. “We need...
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