On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, FAO Director-General emphasized that in order to cope with droughts and to reverse desertification, in addition to geospatial technologies, farmers can also benefit from very simple solutions.
Farming families in northern Iraq’s Nineveh Governorate will benefit from a European Union contribution of €15 million to FAO to recover agricultural livelihoods. The area, which includes the city of Mosul, was known as the country’s ‘breadbasket’ before conflict caused widespread damage and displacement.

17-18 June , 2019
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Bangkok (Thailand)

The Roundtable will draw on the latest evidence and experience from current nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific programs and will explore the implications for promoting high impact and underrepresented nutrition sensitive food systems including fish agrifood systems and solutions, other animal sourced foods, and new and old heritage crops. The event will also explore the advantages of leveraging public-private partnerships and technologies to encourage high impact nutrition sensitive food systems.
Target participants will be policy makers at national and subnational levels, who are responsible for addressing malnutrition for their government.
In addition, civil society and nutrition-focused organizations (SUN, SNV, Nutrition International, GAIN, etc.), donor organizations (DFID, EC, DFAT, USAID, etc.), relevant UN organizations (UNICEF, WFP, WHO, FAO, UNDP), international and regional NGOs (SUN, GFAR, SAARC, etc.), research institutions (WorldFish, ICRISAT, IFPRI, etc.), and others will be present.

This event is organized by the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI).

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17-27 June 2019
World Conference Center Bonn
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

We will update this page as more information becomes available.

The funding stems from the GEF's Council meeting in Washington this week where governments approved two separate Work Programs totalling some $966 million, the biggest allocation in GEF's history. This will benefit 91 nations, including 30 Least Developed Countries and 32 Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
The number of people facing a critical lack of food in South Sudan is the highest ever, three United Nations agencies warned today.
FAO and the Italian innovation global platform Seeds & Chips have joined forces to promote food innovation and education, with a strong focus on strengthening youth engagement and awareness-raising initiatives to fight hunger and malnutrition and achieve sustainable development.
“Digital innovation is a very promising field to help countries implement sustainable agricultural practices,” the DG said in his introduction to FAO’s inaugural International Seminar on Digital Agriculture Transformation.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Korea Telecom (KT) today agreed to work together to create more opportunities for youth to engage in smart farming and other forms of agricultural innovation and entrepreneurship.
On World Day Against Child Labour, FAO urged nations to pay greater attention and allocate more financial resources to addressing child labour in domestic and local food supply chains and in subsistence farming where the vast majority of child labour in agriculture occurs.