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investing in data for the sdgs: why good numbers matter
03 jul 2019
good decisions are based on accurate information, and the availability and use of high-quality data are vital for evidence-based decision-making and the full implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. with just over ten years left until 2030, it is imperative to accelerate transformative actions that will help countries reach the agreed goals. decision makers need better data to shape effective policies, encourage investment, target programmes, and measure progress towards sustainable development. statistics are at the core of fao’s work. they inform authoritative publications across all areas relating to food, agriculture and sustainable natural resources management, including the “state...
fao meets representatives of the sistema de la integración centroamericana (sica) and of the italo-latin american international organization (iila) to assess the potential development of a joint south-south and triangular cooperation initiative
02 jul 2019
on thursday 27 june 2019, fao representatives guided by adg-ps roberto ridolfi and senior coordinator carlos watson met with diplomatic representatives of the sistema de la integración centroamericana (sica)* and of the italo-latin american international organization (iila). as a result of the meeting, it was agreed to assess the potential development of a joint south-south and triangular cooperation (sstc) initiative on gender empowerment in central america, involving also new partners such as...
países del sica comparten soluciones a los impactos climáticos en el corredor seco centroamericano
02 jul 2019
en el encuentro del 12 al 13 de junio de 2019, que contó con el apoyo de la fao y el bcie, también se analizaron acciones institucionales y mecanismos de financiamiento buscando promover la cooperación sur-sur (css) entre los países para facilitar el escalamiento de las iniciativas. los efectos extremos del clima causan pérdidas de miles de millones de dólares anuales en los países en desarrollo, siendo la sequía uno de los fenómenos que mayores daños causa al sector agropecuario. el corredor seco centroamericano es una de las regiones más sensibles a la variabilidad...
third forum of african cities signatories of the milan urban food policy pact (mufpp): “synergies for a sustainable urban food policy”
01 jul 2019
from the 11 to 13 of june, african cities gathered in niamey, niger, for the third forum of african cities signatories of the milan urban food policy pact (mufpp) under the theme “synergies for a sustainable urban food policy”, organized by the ngos acra and africa 70, with support from the italian government. as fao has a partnership with mufpp since its establishment in 2014, the organization has facilitated the participation of several cities in the forum. the event gathered representatives from...
validation workshop of the japanese-funded project on “strengthening agricultural statistics and food security information in card countries through south-south cooperation”
01 jul 2019
the validation workshop of the “strengthening agricultural statistics and food security information in card countries through south-south cooperation” project was held in nairobi, kenya, on 19-20 june 2019. many stakeholders participated in the workshop: the japanese government, in particular the ministry of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, funding source of the project, as well as government representatives of the concerned host countries, namely: côte d’ivoire, ethiopia, ghana, kenya, madagascar, nigeria, senegal and uganda, as well as private sector actors, the government of...