Innovations on Sustainable Food and Agriculture Recognized at FAO Awards

During the FAO Awards held on 26 June 2019, winners of the International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture were recognized.   The Award was launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Federal Government of Switzerland on October 2018 and was opened to individuals, private companies, and institutions. Over 400 proposals were received worldwide and were evaluated based on quality and merit of the innovation, its potential benefit, impact and sustainability, scalability,

Global Information Society Watch 2018 Report: Community Networks

The Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) 2018 edition highlights the role of community networks in achieving universal access to information. GISWatch is “a space for collaborative monitoring of the implementation of international (and national) commitments made by governments towards the creation of an inclusive information society.” In its 2018 report, it focuses on community networks defined as “built, owned, operated, and used by citizens in a participatory and open manner.” The 2018

Call for Expressions of Interest: FAO Communication for Rural Development Specialist

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Partnerships Division (PSP) is in need of a Communication for Rural Development Specialist which will be contracted for 11 months with a three-month probationary period.  PSP is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the identification, strengthening and stewardship of strategic partnerships with non-state actors, including parliamentarians, civil society, private sector, academia and research institutions, family farmers’ and indigenous peoples’ organizations, to facilitate delivery

FAO and UPLB pledge to work together in promoting inclusive rural development

A formal partnership agreement on promoting rural development in the Philippines was recently signed by FAO and the University of the Philippines Los BaƱos. The agreement focuses on developing tools. methodologies, and knowledge products to make agricultural systems more inclusive and efficient. The partnership aims to strengthen national policies, strategies, and regulatory frameworks on food loss and waste through the value chain; facilitate an enabling environment for inclusive rural development and

Online Course: Family Farming in Latin America and the Caribbean, a Key Sector for Food Security

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) offers an online, self-learning course on “Family Farming in Latin America and the Caribbean, a Key Sector for Food Security” (Course code: AF201409). This is in relation to its mandate “to collaborate with the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in the formulation and adoption of policies and programs to increase the production of goods and services from Family Farming in a sustainable manner and,

FAO launches the UN Decade of Family Farming

Global launch of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028) will be held on 27 to 29 May 2019 at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy spearheaded by UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) hopes to provide knowledge and awareness on how a family farmer is an important key player in eradicating hunger and shaping

Equator Prize 2019 awards local innovative climate solutions

Twenty-two (22) local and indigenous communities worldwide won in the 10th Equator Prize as announced by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners last 5 June 2019 in New York, USA. These organization which showcased innovative, nature-based solutions for tackling climate change, environment, and poverty challenges will be honored on 24 September 2019 at a celebratory gala in New York.This year, Equator prize awarded the groups from Guniea-Bissau for the

Call for Session Proposals to the 19th Global Development Conference

The Global Development Network (GDN), a public international organization aimed at promoting research for development, will hold the 19th Global Development Conference on 23-25 October 2019 in Bonn, Germany. Bearing the theme “Knowledge for Sustainable Development: The Research-Policy Nexus,” the conference will bring together researchers, policymakers, representatives of international organizations, civil society, development practitioners, and the private sector. GDN has partnered with the following institutions for the said event: German Federal Ministry for

Call for participants: Integrated Marketing Communication for Behavioural Impact in Health and Social Development

A 10-day training program on Integrated Marketing Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI) in Health and Social Development will start on 10-21 June 2019 at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy in association with the CUNY Center for Systems and Community Design and the COMBI Institute. The course will focus on communication planning for behavioral impact in health and social development. It aims to share that

UN Decade of Family Farming starts this May 2019

Building on the success of the International Year of Family Farming last 2014, a Global Launch of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming will take place at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters in Rome, Italy on 29 May 2019. The activity will be co-organized by the FAO and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as the Joint Secretariat of the UN Decade.  Prior to the launch, a