©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto
29/07/2021
Without access to accurate data, we would not have an accurate picture of the world we live in. Understanding complex problems such as climate change and environmental degradation would be impossible, as would monitoring progress made towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Fortunately, free and easy to use tools for land and climate monitoring now offer a quick way to transform data into actionable information, helping FAO and its partners to work towards improving nutrition and production.  This also works towards safeguarding the environment through better design, implementation and evaluation projects, easier monitoring of inventories such as greenhouse gases (GHG) and...
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Courtesy of Sony Pictures
10/06/2021
Rome - Peter Rabbit has joined forces with the United Nations (UN), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Foundation to enlist more food heroes, like Peter, who see the value in fruits and vegetables for a balanced diet and a healthier planet. Peter and his friends from Sony Pictures' PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY are joining the awareness-raising campaign that asks us all to be food heroes. That means each of us being mindful to eat plenty of fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, locally sourced and in season where possible, reducing food waste, and planting our own gardens, however small. "FAO celebrates...
Sony Pictures Entertainment
©FAO/K. Boldt
26/04/2021
In November 2020, FAO partnered with Paradise Foods Ltd, the oldest national food manufacturing company in Papua New Guinea, to jointly support smallholder farmers in sustainable cocoa production. Cocoa is one of the most important cash crops in Papua New Guinea, and about 2 million people in the country depend on the crop for their livelihoods. Most of these farmers are poor and food insecure and have limited access to markets and services.  Paradise Foods Ltd and FAO are collaborating in the East and West Sepik provinces to support certification schemes for smallholder cocoa production that attest to the quality of the...
Paradise Foods Limited
©FAO/Teopista Mutesi
26/04/2021
In December 2020, FAO and JR Farms Limited signed a letter of intent to promote youth agri- entrepreneurship in Rwanda. JR Farms is a thriving youth-led agri-enterprise providing food processing, agricultural commodity trading and consultancy services in Rwanda, Nigeria and Zambia, working towards the realization of agricultural transformation in Africa. Youth will have access to equity funds through JR Farms’ Green Agribusiness Fund for innovative agribusiness ideas across a variety of agrifood value chains. They will also benefit from training and capacity- development opportunities and be able to connect with wider networks and agri-entrepreneurs.  The collaboration with JR Farms arose from the...
JR Farms
©Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources of Oman
07/04/2021
As drivers of innovation, micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) can play a critical role in achieving food security, improving nutrition and helping to make our current food systems more inclusive and sustainable. However, when it comes to food systems transformation, it’s important to ensure that these enterprises have a seat at the table - and this is where Zubair Small Enterprises Centre (Zubair SEC) comes in. Zubair SEC, a social impact initiative by The Zubair Corporation, joined forces with FAO in 2020 to strengthen the role of MSMEs in achieving food security in the Sultanate of Oman. The organization provides...
Zubair Small and Medium Enterprises Centre (SEC)
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