Academia and Research Institutions

Partner showcase

The designations employed and the presentation of information on FAO publications, documents, websites shall not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Name of the institution: American University of Beirut
Description: In 2019 FAO and the American University of Beirut, through its Environmental and Sustainable Development Unit, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, with the aim of strengthening capacity development for sustainable management of natural resources and addressing climate change in Lebanon and in the NENA region.  The agreement foresees technical collaboration on thematic areas of mutual interest, including soils, land, water and rural development, with the goal of improving sustainable food production, rural and agricultural development, and contributing to the achievement of the SDGs. The partnership also contributes to the UN Decade on Family Farming, including communication initiatives on rural development, strengthening food security nutrition, and local food production systems with a particular focus on urban food systems and rural-urban interface.
In partnership since: 2019
Country: Lebanon
SDG: 2. Zero Hunger,6. Clean Water and Sanitation,15. Life on Land
Areas of Collaboration: Advocacy,Capacity Development,Knowledge Exchange

Name of the institution: Ankara University
Description: In January 2016, FAO and Ankara University formalized their collaboration through the signature of a “Memorandum of Understanding”. Since then, the partnership is developing activities aiming at enhancing Turkish awareness on topics related to food security and safety, the management of natural resources and rural development. Further areas of collaboration focus on topics such as social protection and employability in the Turkish agricultural sector. Particular attention was given to the conditions and needs of Syrian refugees, seasonal workers, and rural households. In the field of communication, Ankara University is providing support to FAO’s Turkish local office for the development of communication skills.    
In partnership since: 2016
Country: Türkiye
SDG: 2. Zero Hunger,3. Good Health and Well-being,4. Quality Education,13. Climate Action,15. Life on Land
Areas of Collaboration: Advocacy,Capacity Development

Description: Signed in 2015, the collaboration between FAO and the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) aims to develop sustainable forest management capacities in the Asia-Pacific region.  To achieve this objective, the partners engage in joint technical cooperation, training events, information exchange, and promote effective policy development and implementation.
In partnership since: 2015
Country: China
SDG: 15. Life on Land
Areas of Collaboration: Capacity Development,Knowledge Exchange

Name of the institution: Asian Institute of Technology
Description: FAO and the Asian Institute of Technology initiated their first collaboration in 2014 with the aim to strengthen collaboration in the Asian region in the fields of food security, natural resources management, food supply chains, sustainable agricultural intensification, climate change, food safety and nutrition, green technologies and poverty alleviation.
In partnership since: 2014
Country: Thailand
SDG: 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
Areas of Collaboration: Capacity Development


Name of the institution: Bahçeşehir University
Description: In May 2022, FAO and Bahçeşehir University formalized their collaboration through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. This partnership aims to foster advancements in sustainable food systems, technological innovation, and smart agriculture. The key areas of collaboration include the establishment of a "Learning, Research and Application Platform", technical cooperation on digital transformation and the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in food systems, and gender equality and the empowerment of rural women. Activities under this platform encompass capacity development, knowledge exchange, research, innovation, and data sharing, with a focus on promoting sustainable practices in Turkey. The collaboration also involves Advocacy and communication initiatives are expected to play a crucial role in raising awareness and promoting ownership of good policies and practices aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and global events.
In partnership since: 2022
Country: Türkiye
SDG: 2. Zero Hunger,12. Responsible Consumption and Production
Areas of Collaboration: Advocacy,Capacity Development,Knowledge Exchange

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10