Civil Society


11 Nov 2021
  In order to promote some of the work FAO has been undertaking in partnership with civil society organizations (CSOs, the Civil Society Partnership team of the FAO Division for Partnerships and UN Collaboration (PSU) is putting together a small series of short publications, highlighting some of the successful collaborations of recent years.
08 Sep 2021
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Vision International (WVI) have renewed their collaboration by extending the current Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) until July 2024.  WVI and FAO have a long-standing collaboration, first formalized in 2011, which works to promote improved and resilient livelihoods by assessing risks, building foundational livelihood assets, improving and livelihood strategies. The parties work towards mutual objectives through a number of g
03 Aug 2021
FAO has renewed its partnership agreement with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) - Organics International, extending the collaboration until 2024. The partnership, originally formalized in 2018, has provided a framework for working together to develop, promote and strengthen work to improve the livelihoods of populations living in rural areas, in particularly communities and households of smallholder farmers, forest dwellers and fishers and fish workers. Together, FAO and IFOAM have been working to ensure more inclusive food and agriculture systems at local, national and international levels through common actions to improve market access and value chains for small-scale...
05 Jul 2021
FAO and the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) have renewed their collaboration for an additional three years, focusing on further strengthening cooperatives’ technical capacities.The partnership between these two organizations has been in place since 2018, helping to promote the role of cooperatives in achieving key aspects of FAO’s mandate, such as food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture. ICA, which represents and serves cooperatives worldwide, provides a global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and coordinated action for and about cooperatives. The alliance works at the global and regional level to create the legislative environments that allow cooperatives to form...
26 May 2021
The year 2021 marks the beginning of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, and Food systems that are healthier, more sustainable and equitable are key to achieving many of the SDGS.COVID-19 also revealed how important resilience of food systems is. However, overall and beyond emergencies and shocks, food systems are unsustainable and it is fundamental that they be drastically transformed.A recent FAO survey has clearly demonstrated the enormous and active role that cities and local governments have played in attenuating the effects of the pandemic on the health and...
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