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FAO organized a workshop in Ouagadougou “AgrInvest - Enabling inclusive and efficient private sector investments in the Burkinabè agri-food systems”

The event's objectives were to present the project to key stakeholders and collaboratively identify two agri-food value chains to be prioritized with the support of AgrInvest-FS

The AgrInvest initiative of FAO aims at attracting private investments into agri-food systems aligned with the SDGs by leveraging public funds. Under AgrInvest, FAO is implementing the project “AgrInvest-Food Systems ” (AgrInvest-FS) to foster sustainable investments in agri-food systems in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Niger, which contribute to sustainable economic…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Fighting illegal fishing with laptops

FAO and CECAF strengthen fisheries data collection in Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)’s Regional Office for Africa and the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) have stepped up support to the Fishery Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) by providing laptops for fisheries data analysis.    At a COVID-safe ceremony at the…

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Gathering of Experts and Decision Makers to address Water Scarcity

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organizes a Regional Conference on Improving Water Productivity in Agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced that the Regional Conference on Improving Water Productivity in Agriculture will be held in Tunisia from 3 to 6 December 2019. Part of FAO’s regional project, “Collaborative Platform on water productivity of the regional initiative on water scarcity for…

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Call to action to ramp up collective efforts on Sahel land restoration

FAO and partners pledge to strengthen collaboration to combat food insecurity

Now is the time to further accelerate land restoration efforts in the Sahel and make a difference to hundreds of millions of communities in the ecologically fragile area, key stakeholders agreed at the Beating Famine Conference in Bamako. The capital city of Mali saw hundreds of stakeholders congregate to address…

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Unleashing the great potential of Africa's youth to achieve sustainable development

FAO Director-General stresses the need to create more jobs for youth and build capacity in rural areas to use digital technologies

Unleashing the great potential of Africa's youth to achieve sustainable development FAO Director-General stresses the need to create more jobs for youth and build capacity in rural areas to use digital technologies Africa's young people are key to achieving the continent's sustainable development, but realizing this great potential requires creating…

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Legislators in Africa address food security and nutrition challenges

This follows a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) signed between FAO and Pan Africa Parliament titled “Strengthening capacities of Parliamentarians in Africa for an enabling environment for Food Security and Nutrition”

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is strengthening the capacity of Africa Legislators to address food security and nutrition challenges on the continent.   This follows a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) signed between FAO and Pan Africa Parliament titled “Strengthening capacities of Parliamentarians in Africa for…