Building capacity related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP MEAs 3)

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13 December 2021
Biodiversity for food and agriculture is under threat, and the international community must act now to restore, protect and conserve it for present and future generations, participants heard at a webinar organized by FAO's ACP MEAs 3 programme on 25 November.  The webinar was organized upon request by the Southern Africa...
13 December 2021
ACP MEAs 3 Rwanda National Coordinator Grace Uwamwezi is a passionate environmental scientist with a degree in Environmental Health, a Master's in Environmental Governance and 13 years' experience with international organizations that focus on environmental management, sustainable agriculture and livestock development in Africa. She says urgent action is needed to...
09 December 2021
Julie Bélanger is the Lead Technical Officer for the ACP MEAs 3 programme and is a Technical Officer for Biodiversity and Environment at the Secretariat of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, where she coordinated the preparation of the FAO report on The State of the World's...
02 September 2021
Diomedes Kalisa is the ACP MEAs 3 programme coordinator for Tanzania, where he grew up in a smallholder farming family that practiced agroforestry: mixing crops, trees and animals and using no chemical pesticides or fertilizers. He says this system supported his family and the entire community while protecting a thriving...
04 August 2021
Sound chemicals management is vital to SDGs 3, 6 and 12 Phasing out highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) in agriculture is key to achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), experts said at a UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) side event on July 29. Titled "Finding...
30 June 2021
Pollination is fundamental to plant reproduction, agricultural production and maintaining terrestrial biodiversity. Almost 90% of the world’s flowering plants are pollinated by insects such as bees, beetles, flies, wasps and butterflies, and it is estimated that about one-third of globally produced food benefits from animal pollination. Insect pollinators face increasing...
20 May 2021
Kim-Anh Tempelman is the global project coordinator of FAO's Capacity Building Programme for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries that participate in Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) — otherwise known as ACP MEAs 3. She says farming must go hand in hand with the biodiversity on which it depends, and one...
13 May 2021
Francesca Mancini is a tropical agronomist with 22 years' experience in promoting sustainable agriculture in Asia, Africa and now the Pacific, where she is the regional coordinator for the ACP MEAs 3 programme. She grew up in a family of hard working, value-based people who believe that the younger generation...
07 May 2021
An entomologist by training, Ivy Saunyama is the ACP MEAs 3 regional coordinator for Africa and has 25 years’ professional experience in pest and pesticide management. Growing up on her parents’ maize, dairy and poultry farm sparked her love of nature: at 14 she knew she wanted to work in...
05 May 2021
ACP MEAs 3 Caribbean Region Coordinator Thérèse Yarde, an environmental engineer with a PhD in human geography, found her calling at the age of 14, when the Global Conference on Sustainable Development for Small Island Developing States took place in Barbados where she grew up. TY: The conference came, and there...