Seminar on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Responsible Agriculture Investment (RAI) (tentative) (hosted by FAO
Liaison Office in Japan, 15:00-16:30, United Nations University)
She lauded the FAO
for its presence, saying that the 40 years it was in the country had 'enhanced the lives of hundreds of thousands of Filipino families.
Food Price Index is a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities.
Hojjati, for his part, pointed to the 600 percent rise in number and volume of credits of joint projects between Iran and FAO
over last four years, and said, "Iran has made outstanding achievements in the agriculture sector as ratio of self-sufficiency has risen while trade deficit of the sector fell from minus $8 million in 2013 to minus $3 million in 2016.
The official stressed the commitment of FAO
to further strengthen its cooperation with Tunisia and Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) countries, noting that FAO
has recently strengthened the team of officials and technical experts based at the FAO
subregional Office for North Africa, covering nine priority areas, namely agricultural, fisheries and aquaculture, animal health, plant protection and production, forests, water and soil, climate changes, the Rotterdam Convention, agriculture, immigration, youth employment and the development of value chains.
Thanking the Prime Minister, Mr Jose Graziano da Silva said that FAO
strives for achieving food security for all to make sure people have regular access to enough high quality food.
will help herders restock lost animals and provide time-critical inputs to keep surviving animals healthy and productive, such as animal feed, veterinary supplies and water storage units," the FAO
said in an official report.
Welcoming the FAO
proposal, Eng Saif Al Shar'a, Assistant Undersecretary for the Agricultural and Animal Sector in the Ministry of Environment and Water said at the workshop that Emirati society regarded the date palm oasis as "custodian" of food security, livelihood and cultural heritage.
Marzouki stressed Tunisia's will to strengthen its partnership with FAO
and make the most of its expertise in the achievement of agricultural projects to guarantee food security in the country.
He pointed to the role FAO
has played in supporting and helping Yemen to combat the threat of agricultural pests occurred repeatedly since the beginning of 2012, as well as desert locusts appeared in many regions in the country, particularly in Tihama area causing huge losses in agricultural crops.
Sartaj Aziz advised the FAO
Representative to work with government counterparts to improve the policy environment and referred to documents that he developed in the area of Food Security and Agricultural Development in Pakistan.
On 28 November, the Government of Armenia approved an agreement with FAO
staff collecting blood samples in Bor (Source: FAO
Muscat, Oct 23(ONA) Khalil bin Abdullah al-Khunji, Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) and Head of Food Security Committee (FSC) met today with Al Zain Mostafa al-Muzzammil, Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO
) of the United Nations in the presence of experts from FAO
and a number of FSC members.
Iranian Minister of Agricultural Jihad, Sadegh Khalilian headed to Sudan to attend the 30th FAO
Regional Conference for the Near East to be held in Khartoum on Dec 4-8.