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Rome/Glasgow - An ambitious new initiative announced today aims to reduce commodity-driven deforestation and restore forest landscapes, led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  USAID’s $13.7 million financial commitment to the new initiative, named The Forest Data Partnership, was announced at a dedicated side-event of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. The initiative will improve access to publicly available geospatial data to enhance the safeguarding and management of forest landscapes. Its work will constitute a...
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Rome - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Grow Asia, a multi-stakeholder partnership platform that brings together farmers, the private sector, governments, NGOs and key stakeholders to foster inclusive, resilient, and sustainable food systems in Southeast Asia, have joined forces to improve the productivity, profitability and environmental sustainability of smallholder agriculture. The two organizations have a long-standing, though informal, collaboration, with Grow Asia most recently leading the private sector consultation during FAO’s 35th Session of the Asia Pacific Regional Conference in September 2020. The move towards a more formal partnership is welcomed by FAO as...
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Rome - Public development banks are “part of the solution” to ending hunger and transforming agri-food systems, as they have the power and reach to narrow funding gaps and consolidate bridges between stakeholders, QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), said today. With their unique combination of development mandate, long-term perspective and ability to finance both the private and public sector, such banks can inject not only more financing into agri-food sectors, but also to provide better financing geared to promoting a more sustainable agriculture around the world, he said. The Director-General spoke at the...
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Pledges from 42 companies total $345 million so far The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), QU Dongyu, today attended the launch of the "Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge," a call on the business world to help the United Nations achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). "Without more active engagement from the private sector, we will not achieve the SDGs. For this reason, FAO welcomes the Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge," Qu said. According to FAO data, more than 810 million people went to bed hungry and nearly 2.4 billion did not have access to adequate and nutritious food in 2020....
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The Tripartite organizations (FAO, OIE, WHO) invite partners to join public discussion on the establishment of the AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform Why a new Platform? Antimicrobials (including antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals and antiparasitics) play a crucial role in the health of humans, animals, plants and the environment, as well as in food safety and food security. However, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an ever-increasing global threat, driven by overuse and misuse of antimicrobials in the human, animal, and plant sectors. Drug-resistant diseases result in an estimated 700,000 human deaths globally per year and could cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050. If no action...
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