FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf called for urgent attention to be directed at Africa’s present food security situation.
“In sub-Saharan Africa, since 2009, over 265 million people are malnourished and 30 percent of the population suffers from hunger,” Diouf said in his opening statement for the Ministerial Segment of the 26th session of FAO’s Regional Conference for Africa in Luanda, Angola. Source: FAO http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/42115/icode/
The new framework centers around 3 main strategic objectives of (1) maximizing support of partners (CSOs, government and intergovernmental bodies, other FOs) in the promotion of AFA’s agenda by increasing networking activities and forging concrete partnership projects; (2) strengthening capacities of AFA in Knowledge Management; and (3) building a more sustainable, stronger AFA through a small-farmer centered governance and diversified financing.
We must support and encourage family farming to reduce the dependence on food imports and food insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean, raised the 31st Conference of the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) held in Panama between 26 and 30 April. Source: Sudamérica Rural
FAO welcomed the launch of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), a new multidonor trust fund managed by the World Bank to improve food security and incomes in low-income countries through assistance to agriculture.
Organized by the Grupo Chorlaví and under the title "The exchange of experiences in the South-South knowledge management" was held in Nairobi (Kenya) a workshop about social learning methods in the field of rural development with the participation of experts from South America, Africa and Asia.
The dairy sector accounts for around four percent of all global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) according to a new FAO report. This figure includes both emissions associated with the production, processing and transportation of milk products as well as emissions related to meat produced from animals originating from the dairy system.
The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), will hold its Fourth General Assembly, with the theme “Sustaining our Gains, Nourishing our Work” on April 20-23 at the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) in Taiwan.
The expert in natural resource management, Wilfredo Quiroz, offered an interview to Ipsnews.net, in which he commitment to use farming methods that are eco-friendly, with the goal of fight against the hunger in Bolivia.
A resolution of the Andean Community (CAN) gave reason to Peru in the conflict he had with Colombia after the country blocking the import of Peruvian rice.