Update on ECOSOC

   World Food Day 2019

   World Food Day - Giornata Mondiale dell'alimentazione

   AHG members at CFS with Ms Elver Hilal UN special rapporteur
   On the Right to Food on 15.10.2019

   AhG members at Cfs 2nd day Sessions

   CSM Update July and August 2019

      CSM Update july and August 2019
      Bulletin du MSC Juillet et Août 2019
      Boletín del MSC Julio y Agosto 2019

   PLEASE USE NEW MAIL ADDRESS: adhocgroupfao@gmail.com

   José Graziano da Silva led the Food and Agriculture
   Organization of the United Nations from 2011 to 2019

   Members of AHG attending the Event representatives
   of ICW, Soroptimist Int., ICRA

   UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 - Gender

   CSM Annual Report

   Save The Date
   20 May 2019 - World Bee Day

   CSM Update March and April 2019

      CSM Update March and April 2019
      Bulletin du MSC Mars et Avril 2019
      Boletín del MSC Marzo y Abril 2019

   When we think of pollinators we may only think of bees...

   AHG wishes a Happy Easter


   CSM Update January and February 2019

   CSW63 side event : WEE for food security
   and nutrition, 14 March 2019

   Launch of the FAO framework for Urban Food Agenda

   We receive we share
   SAVE THE DATE: Geneva Launch of the EAT-Lancet Commission Report

   CSM Update January and February 2019

      CSM Update January and February 2019
      Bulletin du MSC Janvier et Février 2019
      Boletín MSC Enero y Febrero 2019

   Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition

   CFS – Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition

   Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (GSER19)

   We receive we share
   One final push to make a difference this year

   International Mountain Day 2018: #MountainsMatter

   CSM Update of November and December 2018

      CSM Update November and December
      Bulletin Novembre et Decembre
      Boletín MSC Noviembre y Diciembre

   Towards A Feminist Security Council for Feminist Peace
   Direct Link to Full 32-Page 2018 WILPF Publication

   We gladly share
   Nutrition throughout the life-cycle. Our Actions are Our Future.

   SOFA 2018

   We Receive We Share
   A day dedicated to sustainable food

   Together we can get to #ZeroHunger

   TODAY 17/10: CFS

ICW, Lions & BPW representatives

CSM side event to Defend Defenders for the right to food

   Today 16/10: ceremony WFD at FAO

Queen Letizia of Spain at WFD as FAO goodwill ambassador

   Today 15/10: CFS opening

   Sunday at Fao Forum of Csm

   We Receive We Share
   Global civil society and grassroots movements in Rome
   to influence world food policies

      CSM PressKIT
      CSM Media Advisory
      FYI… the video of the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) press conference which was held today in Rome
      Media Advisory: World Food Week

   We Receive We Share on INT.DAY of PEACE
   ICW Statement 2018 The International Day of Peace

   Invito al Seminario del 20 Settembre 2018
   L’Acqua: presente e futuro di un elemento indispensabile per la vita

   Food Environments

   We Receive We Share
   Salone del Gusto 2018

   CSM Update registration CSM Forum

      CSM Update registration CSM Forum
      Bulletin du MSC inscription au Forum MSC
      Boletin del MSC registracion al Foro del MSC

   SDG Atlas 2018

   Spreco Zero 2018/2019

   CSM Update of May, June and July 2018

      CSM Update of May, June and July 2018
       Bulletin du MSC du Mai, Juin et Juillet 2018
      Boletín del MSC de Mayo, Junio y Julio 2018

   We receive, share and recommend
   A Gendered Approach to the HLPF 2018

   BETTINA CORKE passed away
   Message received from IAW - We sent our condolences -

   Our member RfP's contribution to Advocacy...
   Winner with Docufilm about Ghana

   2018 Global Food Policy Report

   CSM Update March & April 2018

      CSM Update March & April 2018
      Bulletin du MSC de Mars et Avril 2018
      Boletin del MSC de Marzo y Abril 2018

   "Agricoltura diversificata e sostenibile alla luce della Laudato sì"

   CSM Update Special Edition March 2018

      CSM Update Special Edition March 2018
      Bulletin du MSC Edition Speciale 2018
      Boletin MSC Edicion Especial Marzo 2018


   International Women’s Day 2018

   CSM Update January-February 2018

      CSM Update Jan-Feb 2018       Bulletin du MSC Jan-Fev 2018       Boletín del MSC Ene-Feb 2018

   A small setback for intensive agriculture in Africa

   WE RECEIVE - WE SHARE    The Global Risks Report 2018 13th Edition

   recommended by AHG for Dissemination
   10 Achievements of the Food and Agriculture Organization
   of the United Nations

   We receive and share

   CSM Update December 2017

      CSM Update December 2017       Bulletin du MSC Decembre 2017       Boletin del MSC Diciembre 2017

   CFS 44 Round Up

   recommended by AHG
   FAO Regional Office for Africa

   CSM Update November 2017

      CSM Update November 2017
      Bulletin du MSC Novembre 2017
      Boletin del MSC Noviembre 2017

   recommended by AHG

   In diretta dalla FAO: WFD con Papa Francesco

   Recommended by AHG

   Stay Tuned!

   Welcome to CFS 2017

   WFD 2017

   AHG receive and share:
   The State of Food Security & Nutrition in the World 2017

A world picture with data collected and presented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the UN World Food Program (WFP), the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO)

This new edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World gives updated estimates of the number and proportion of hungry people on the planet and includes data for the global, regional, and national levels. It offers a significant update on the shifting global milieu that is today affecting people's food security and nutrition, in all corners of the globe. The report includes enhanced metrics for quantifying and assessing hunger, including two indicators on food insecurity and six indicators on nutrition.


   CFS Forum Women Empowerment Flyer Programme

   August 27 in Stockholm FAO Publication Launch/Global Framework
   for water scarcity in Agriculture - showcase -

Water pollution is a global challenge that has increased in both developed and developing countries, undermining economic growth as well as the physical and environmental health of billions of people. Although global attention has focused primarily on water quantity, water-use efficiency and allocation issues, poor wastewater management has created serious water-quality problems in many parts of the world, worsening the water crisis. Global water scarcity is caused not only by the physical scarcity of the resource but also by the progressive deterioration of water quality in many countries, reducing the quantity of water that is safe to use. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development acknowledges the importance of water quality and includes a specific water quality target in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 . The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is expected to strongly influence future policies and strategies and to ensure that the control of water pollution is elevated in international and national priorities.
For more information on the event: https://programme.worldwaterweek.org/event/7661-water-pollution-from-agriculture-a-global-review


This Report provides food security population estimates for countries selected on the basis of the degree of risk of facing acute food crises in 2016 and beyond. In addition, a detailed food security analysis is presented for those countries and/or population groups facing high severity and magnitude of acute food insecurity based on classification.

Direct Link to Full 145-Page 2017 Publication

   Recommended by AHG
   CFS Updates Summer 2017

   Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

   We are the Agents of change

   Resiliencia a la Sequía

   Recommended by AHG
   FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme on Agriculture Spot



[  EN  - ES  - FR  - IT  - PT  ]

   leaving no one behind AHG is present

   World hunger on the rise again, reversing years of progress

FAO Conference focuses on sustainable rural development as a response to conflict, climate change and migration

3 July 2017, Rome - The number of hungry people in the world has increased since 2015, reversing years of progress, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told member states today at the opening of the agency's biennial conference.

Graziano da Silva stressed that almost 60 percent of the people suffering from hunger in the world live in countries affected by conflict and climate change.[...more]


   Do you know what’s new at Slow Food?    

   Docu-film presentation in Rome, Radio Vaticana

   CSM Update May June 2017

      CSM Update May June 2017
      Bulletin du MSC Mai -Juin 2017
      Boletin del MSC Mayo 2017

   Area-wide Integrated Pest Management (AW-IPM)

   we share a contribution from "Agriregioni Europa"
   Exclusive: Olivier De Schutter on why
   "a Common Food Policy is urgently needed"

   9 may - Europe Day

   CSM Update March April 2017

      CSM Update March April 2017
      Bulletin du MSC Mars Avril 2017
      Boletin del MSC Marzo Abril 2017

   Very important tool for advocacy
   Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Welcoming Lia Beltrami, our new member, alternate representative for Religions for Peace, here the link to her products... she is a regisseur and video maker.

More videos for the next session!

   A global framework for action in a changing climate
   19-20 April 2017 | FAO HQ, Rome, Italy

      Concept Note          Agenda

      Meeting Report   

   Recommended by AHG
   Thirsting for a Future
   Water and children in a changing climate

   Recommended by AHG
   UNSCN Quarterly Update - Spring 2017

   Received and gladly shared
   Introducing the Lions Global Service Framework!


   Recommended   Interview with Eva Müller, Director,
   Forestry Policy and Resources Division, FAO


Glossary on gender issues

In observance of the Women’s Day we are pleased to share with you the first collection of terminology on gender issues developed jointly by IFAD staff in the Office of the Secretary (Language Services) and the Policy and Technical Advisory Division.

This multilingual glossary provides you a harmonized vocabulary in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. It contains a multilingual listing of around 130 relevant terms and definitions. The common objectives are to enhance language use and standardize terminology of gender issues for IFAD documentation, publications and in all aspects of meeting preparations. Terms and definitions are accompanied by details of the source document and date of publication.

The glossary is a living document. We look forward to receiving feedback and contributions for future editions to further enrich the collection. Kindly email your suggestions to Belén Couto.

The glossary can also be downloaded here.


   International Women’s Day 2017

“Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty”
Red Room, FAO Headquarters
8 March 2017
10.00 – 12.30

    Recommended, after the International Year of Pulses
   Wrapping up the International Year of Pulses

   The Future of Food and Agriculture: Trends and Challenges

   Message received from the Representative

Bettina Corke is an individual member of International Alliance of Women IAW-AIF since 1964 and a member to the delegation of the IAW to FAO since 1996. She was a founder-member of the ad hoc Group of international NGO (www.ahgingos.org), and under her guidance IAW became a registered member of FAO.   [...read more]

   Declaraciones del Director General del IICA

   Ertharin Cousin of the World Food Programme
   on "Healthy Not Hungry"

   Highly Recommended by AHG
   Worldwide Week of Service to Fight Hunger

   CSM Update December 2016

      CSM News Dec 2016

   A U G U R I

   Pulses - Celebrating a Powerful Superfood

Best Wishes for a Healthy New Year

   HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by AHG   Latin America and the Caribbean:
   What do we know up to now about food losses and waste?

   FAO's work on climate change



   Report on CFS received

   SIDE EVENT at CFS session 2016

Empowering Women to End Hunger (19 October, FAO, Rome, Italy)
A side event on “Empowering Women to End Hunger: Lessons from the Joint Programme on Accelerating Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment” took place at the 43th session of the Committee on World Food Security. The event, co-organized by the Network for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (FAO, IFAD, WFP and UN Women), focussed on the impact that the Joint Programme for Rural Women Economic Empowerment is having on overall food security and nutrition in target areas.
Read more: Women in action and actions for women

   Vídeo Institucional de la FAO

Empowering Women to End Hunger
Wednesday 19 October 2016 (CFS Side Event, FAO HQ)

  Read more: Flyer and CFS Side Event Programme

Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2016


   Il clima sta cambiando. L’alimentazione e l’agricoltura anche.
   Quale nostro impegno?

      Side Event
      Introduzione Conso - Side Event FAO

Highly recommended by AHG
Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2016

   Addressing Rural Youth Distress Migration

   Soroptimist International HLPF Report

   Recommended by AHG
   Nutrition for Growth 2

   Strongly recommended by AHG
   Global Sustainable Develop Report 2016

   Recommended by AHG
   Investing in FSN


   Child Labour in Agriculture

   Recommended by AHG
   The Global Food Security Index 2016

The Global Food Security Index considers the core issues of affordability, availability, and quality across a set of 113 countries. The index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model, constructed from 28 unique indicators, that measures these drivers of food security across both developing and developed countries. This index is the first to examine food security comprehensively across the three internationally established dimensions. Moreover, the study looks beyond hunger to the underlying factors affecting food insecurity.

Direct Link to Full 42-Page 2016 Report

   5 giugno, giornata dell'ambiente

   please read and remember
   Scholarship in memory of Giovanni Anania

    Highly Recommended by AHG

   Peace and International Understanding - Centennial Video

    UN Decade of Action on Nutrition from 2016 to 2025

Awaiting the UNGA resolution please read press releases:


Our new website, www.worldagroforestry.org, has finally launched! We think its modern look with lots of space and fresh colours will appeal to many users. But the upgrade is more than skin-deep; the new site runs on a user-friendy, faster platform and is also responsive across devices. We’ve reviewed and rationalised all the content categories with the aim of reducing the site’s ‘depth’—the number of clicks needed to find a piece of information. Groupings by region, country, program and project, as well as drop-down menus and search boxes, make for an improved user experience.

Furthermore, the Centre’s latest Annual Report, Agroforestree database, research datasets, tools, publications, and many more resources are now clickable from the home page of the website. And the website links to Agroforestry World, refreshing stories and news highlights in real time.

A few recent stories, such as the link between Zika virus and Landscape health and the contribution of CGIAR to the global Sustainable Development Goals—are highlighted here. The website has many more stories and news covering a smorgasbord of topics—from people practicing agroforestry to climate-smart landscapes with trees, to land restoration for sustainable development.

The site also links to the our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn addresses, as well as repositories for video, photos and slideshows, for your viewing and use.

We'd be keen to receive your feedback and suggestions on the new website!

The old website is still available for a while at: http://old.icraf.org

   Recommended by AHG  
   Entendiendo la agricultura climáticamente inteligente

   Recommended by AHG  
   IFSN report launch and technical seminar

   Joyful Easter 2016

   Recommended by AHG  
   Invitation to ActionAid/IFSN report launch and technical seminar

   Recommended by AHG  
   Surprising facts about pulses

   WE SHARE: RECEIVED from LIONS International

      Cento anni LIONS
      Scanlions project

   Recommended by AHG  
   Eating well for the whole family

    Voluntary Guidelines Newsletter - February 2016

  See the renewed contacts FAO-UINL member of the AHG.

   Recommended by AHG

   Nourish News recommended by AHG

   Recommended by AHG
   FAO and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

   Interesting Report received: to read and share

   We received, we share:
   A contribution from WILPF

    Link to the FAO 70 anniversary book

   Selected by AHG
   2015 issue of the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch

   Recommended by AHG
   Family Farmers Feed the World

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 80 percent of the world’s food is produced by family farmers. And approximately 72 percent of farms worldwide are less than one hectare, while just 6 percent are larger than five hectares, according to the FAO.
To examine the challenges faced by these small family farmers and to celebrate FAO launched the new Family Farming Knowledge Platform (FFKP) to support better policies for family farmers and provide data for governments and organizations.

Recommended by AHG
Interesting video from EurActiv.com

   The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 (SOFA)
   Social Protection and Agriculture
   Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty

      SOFA Executive Summary
      SOFA 2015 Full Report

                    Photo Gallery

Recommended by AHG
Received from AGROSOLIDARIA Colombia

Buen día estimad@s Amig@s, en el marco del V Congreso Latinoamericano de Agroecología dos (2) delegados de AGROSOLIDARIA participaran en este importante evento; los compañeros Luis Polo - Codirector de Agrosolidaria Florencia - Caquetá y Coordinador de la Escuela Agroecológica del Caquetá y Nilson Morales - Directivo de Agrosolidaria Engativá - Bogotá y Coordinador de la Red de Comercio Justo Campo-Ciudad en Bogotá.


Recommended by AHG

Women’s World Summit Foundation has recently announced the launch of a new campaign: “17 Days of Activism for the empowerment of rural women and their communities”.

The 17 Days Campaign aims to empower rural women and their communities to rise and claim their rights by addressing foremost the state and local governments with demands for urgent action.
By mobilizing local actors and leaders who work for the improvement of the quality of life in rural areas, WWSF envisions that the 17 Days campaign will catalyse increased linkages of grassroots groups, form new platforms for advocacy and lobbying governments, and bring more visibility to contributions rural communities make to household food security, equality, development and peace.

To join the campaign, please visit the following website http://womensection.woman.ch/index.php/en/17-days-of-activism or download the 17 Days Campaign Kit here

Recommended by AHG

   Because of the great and current issue on climate change...

      Climate Highlevel Meeting
      NGOCSD Climate Change Paper Paris 2015
      ICw 4 Climate Change

UN General Assembly Adopts New Sustainable Development Agenda & Goals

UN Adopts New Global Goals, Charting Sustainable Development for People and Planet by 2030

25 September 2015 – The 193-Member United Nations General Assembly today formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global Goals, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world.

“The new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere. It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms – an agenda for the planet, our common home,” declared Mr. Ban as he opened the UN Sustainable Development Summit which kicked off today and wraps up Sunday.

The UN chief’s address came ahead of the Assembly’s formal adoption of the new framework, Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is composed of 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.

The Goals aim to build on the work of the historic Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which in September 2000, rallied the world around a common 15-year agenda to tackle the indignity of poverty.

The Summit opened with a full programme of events, including a screening of the film The Earth From Space, performances by UN Goodwill Ambassadors Shakira and Angelique Kidjo, as well as call to action by female education advocate and the youngest-ever Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzai along with youth representatives as torch bearers to a sustainable future.

Source: UN in collaboration with Project Everyone

   Received from WUNRN "Public-Private Partnerships –
   Civil Society Alerts in the Post-2015 Development Goals"

    SAVE THE DATE - World Food Day 2015

This year World Food Day 2015, 16 October, will be observed for the 35th time. This auspicious occasion will also mark the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The theme for World Food Day 2015 is “Social Protection and Agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty”. This theme has been chosen in a bid to draw global attention to the role that social protection plays in eradicating hunger and poverty when it is prioritized in national development agendas.

Evidence shows that reliable and regular social protection schemes can help poor communities to overcome financial constraints and manage risks that usually discourage them from pursuing higher returns. When implemented on a large scale, social protection systems can also contribute to an overall reduction of the poverty gap, empowering families and communities.

Despite the successful expansion of social protection programmes worldwide, basic social protection coverage remains a privilege that only a small percentage of the world population can benefit from. Nevertheless, experiences show that the extension of social protection programmes in many countries has come at relatively low cost.

Additional Information will be sent as soon as possible.


Delegates of BPW International representatives of the UN-Committee were in Paris during the two days Forum of NGO dedicated to 'The Role of women in eradicating poverty'.
Other INGOs members of AHG were there: Soroptimist Int., WILPF, Women in Legal Careers, ICW and IAW international.

... more in attachment


Facciamo proprio il messaggio ricevuto poche ore fa dal Prof. Franco Sotte e R. Esposti:

"Agriregionieuropa e l’Associazione Alessandro Bartola annunciano con sconcerto e costernazione l’improvvisa e prematura scomparsa, ieri 15 luglio 2015, del Prof. Giovanni Anania, ordinario dell’Università della Calabria e Presidente della European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE). Con Giovanni perdiamo un carissimo collega e amico, un raro esempio di impegno scientifico e di integrità morale.
Stringendoci alla famiglia e ai tantissimi amici nel dolore, desideriamo ricordarlo con i suoi scritti ...."

Il Curriculum di Giovanni

   Recommended by AHG

IFAD Annual report 2014

The IFAD Annual report 2014 has been published. It gives an overview of our operational, administrative and financial activities during 2014 and tells the stories of some of the rural women and men we've been working with.
The report pays attention to the fact that women now represent about 50 per cent of beneficiaries in IFAD supported programmes and includes successful IFAD approaches in addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment.

   Recommended by AHG

    Soils Portal

   Recommended by AHG
   2015 Centenario WILPF

   Recommended by AHG
   Registration at dgcs.eventi@esteri.it

   prima della Riunione del gruppo ad hoc
   alla FAO davanti al punto IYS


On International Women’s Day, here are ten inspiring life-stories of rural women who are refusing to give into violations of their human rights. Especially their sexual and reproductive rights.



      english final version for circulation
      spanish final version for circulation


      Rome Declaration on Nutrition
      Dichiarazione di Roma sulla nutrizione

      Framework for Action
      Quadro d’azione


      ICN2 CSO Forum Agenda - English - Nov 14

      CSO Vision Statement - 13 Nov 14

    European Photo Competition:
“Women and girls, stop wasting” (Italian winners)

Foto di Paola Peila

Title: “The fresh garden”
Reason for picture: an old fridge and cans are used to create an original garden where the harvest is always fresh.
Foto di Roberta Ghidoni

Title: "More than a shadow”
What inspired the participant to take the photo: I saw a piece of waste ground and I thought to wasted food: the maize flour and my hand shadow.

Recommended by AHG
Agriculture entering the future


ARTICLE of Prof. McMichael - Dept. of Development Sociology at Cornell University. Farmers Forum Statement - EN      (CSM website: http://www.csm4cfs.org/news/?id=163)

Recommended by AHG
New IISD Policy Briefs on Investment in Agriculture/ Nouvelle série d'IIDD sur les investissements dans le secteur agricole

IISD is pleased to announce the launch of a new series of policy briefs on investment in agriculture.
The first in the series, The Global Response to Foreign Investment in Agriculture, explores the dozens of initiatives and principles that have been developed to assist governments, investors and communities respond to investor interest in agriculture. These responses have helped turn investment into opportunities for rural development and poverty reduction.
Upcoming publications in the series:
- Policy brief #2: Agricultural cooperatives and the role of investment
- Policy brief #3: Financing for agriculture: how to boost opportunities for developing countries

Thank you for sharing


IIDD est heureux d'annoncer le lancement d'une nouvelle série de notes de synthèses sur les investissements dans le secteur agricole.
Le première de cette série, La réponse mondiale à l'investissement étranger dans le secteur agricole, donne un aperçu des dizaines d'initiatives et de principes qui ont été élaborées pour assister les gouvernements, les investisseurs et les communautés à répondre à l'intérêt des investisseurs dans le secteur agricole. Ces réponses ont contribué à transformer l'investissement en une opportunité pour le développement rural et la réduction de la pauvreté.
Les publications à venir:
- Note de synthèse 2: Le rôle de l'investissement dans les coopératives agricole
- Note de synthèse 3: Le financement en agriculture: comment favoriser les opportunités pour les pays en développement.

Merci pour le partage

    Recommended by AHG

Care farming: an innovative approach for promoting women’s economic empowerment, decent rural employment and social inclusion. What works in developing countries?    [read more ...]

Recommended by AHG

The importance of small and family farms is a leading topic in the recent edition of a publication supervised by the Agricultural Economics Society and the Europeaan Association of Agricultural Economists "EuroChoices" which is available on Wiley Online Library.

The latest issue of EuroChoices is available on Wiley Online Library

Recommended by AHG

FINAL DECLARATION of the 5th IFAD Farmers' Forum on 17-18 February 2014

Farmers Forum Statement - EN   

Farmers Forum declaracion - ES   

Declaration Forum Paysan - FR   

Sondaggio Agriregionieuropa

Aiutiamo l'Italia a prendere le proprie decisioni in materia di PAC 2014-2020 !!

Come è noto, alcune importanti scelte attuative della PAC 2014-2020 sono state demandate agli Stati membri. L'Italia deve assumere queste decisioni ed è già in corso il confronto politico tra Stato e Regioni, mentre le Organizzazioni interessate all'agricoltura stanno esprimendo le proprie preferenze. Agriregionieuropa, con questo sondaggio, intende coinvolgere i propri lettori, chiedendo loro di indicare quali scelte dovrebbe compiere il nostro paese. La compilazione del questionario richiede meno di dieci minuti. Il questionario è anonimo.

Per partecipare, basta accedere a questo link:[LINK]

humanitarian affairs

Severe damage to agriculture and fisheries after Typhoon Haiyan

Livelihoods and food security at risk – FAO calls for $24 million for immediate interventions

12 November 2013, Rome – FAO is mobilizing support to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which tore through the country causing severe damage to the fisheries and agriculture sectors in addition to massive loss of life.
“I want to express the solidarity of FAO and myself personally with the people and the Government of the Philippines,” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
“The super typhoon Haiyan has left a trail of destruction and thousands of lives have been lost. The devastation caused in the country, including in the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, puts the lives and livelihoods of many more at risk and can have a wider effect on the food supply chain and food security.”
The Organization will do everything it can to support the Government of the Philippines in the reconstruction process and to build resilience, Graziano da Silva said.
FAO called for $24 million for immediate interventions in fisheries and agriculture as part of the UN-coordinated humanitarian Flash Appeal launched today.
The Organization has already mobilized more than $1 million from its own resources.

Untold damage
“Although there is not a clear picture yet of the impact on the agriculture sector, it is evident that the damage is extensive,” said Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO's Emergency and Rehabilitation Division.
The typhoon hit just at the beginning of the main rice-planting season, and FAO estimates that over one million farmers have been affected and hundreds of thousands of hectares of rice destroyed.
Severe impacts on coconut production in affected areas are expected, and there has also been wide-scale destruction to storage facilities and rural infrastructure.
Along the coast the storm surge wiped out many fishing communities, demolishing boats and gear.

Rehabilitation efforts
As part of FAO’s immediate response to the crisis, the Organization has deployed emergency response staff and will use the $1 million already mobilized to cover immediate needs such as seeds and fertilizers.
An initial total of $24 million will be needed for emergency and rehabilitation efforts including rehabilitation of storage and irrigation facilities and support to fishing communities.
The Organization will carry out a full assessment of the damage caused to the agriculture and fisheries sectors as soon as the situation on the ground allows.
Some 9.5 million people have been affected by the typhoon, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

AHG meeting on Oct. 15 2013

Message for AHG Meeting   



Agricultura Familiar en Colombia

    Butterly effect - a process including BPW-International

2014: The International Year of Family Farming and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure - opportunities for INGOs to disseminate information and detect best-practices at national level

The IYFF aims to raise the profile of family farming and small holder farming by focusing world attention on their important role in alleviating hunger and poverty, providing food and nutrition security, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and allowing a sustainable development, in particular in rural areas.

Here is the report of the first Side Event at UN in May


FAO's partnership strategies approved by Council
New focus on working together with civil society and private sector

26 April 2013, Rome - FAO's governing Council today approved two new Strategies aimed at strengthening FAO's partnerships with civil society organizations on the one hand and the private sector on the other.

The Strategies provide a framework for FAO's work with private and civil society partners in pursuit of the Organization's Strategic Objectives and the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.

Thanking the Council for its approval, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said, "We have repeated many times that it is possible to end hunger only if we work together. These strategies show that we are committed to working with partnerships".

FAO sees broader, improved partnerships as essential in achieving its objectives, especially in the light of its new emphasis on decentralization. "Ending hunger cannot be done by any individual organization alone," Graziano da Silva has said on many occasions. The collaboration and support of other actors is vital.

Approval of the strategies today will allow FAO, especially in the field, to better establish partnerships with civil society and the private sector. A key element will be to ensure that key stakeholders from civil society and private sector actors in the field of food security are identified and involved at country level in support of FAO's efforts.

Both strategies identify six main areas of collaboration (policy dialogue; normative work; technical and field programmes; advocacy and communication; joint use and mobilization of resources; and knowledge sharing) and two main levels of interaction (global level and decentralized level).

The two strategies are the result of extended consultations with Member States, key external stakeholders and FAO staff, both at headquarters and in the field. Consultative meetings, bilateral discussions and informal sessions were held to discuss the documents and are reflected in the final documents.

FAO's new, revised Strategic Framework for the next decade includes five Strategic Objectives:
1. Contribute to the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition
2. Increase and improve provision of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a sustainable manner
3. Reduce rural poverty
4. Enable more inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems at local, national and international levels
5. Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises.

FAO Strategy for Partnerships with Civil Society Organizations

Global Partnership Against Hunger

Marie Christine Laporte and Nathalie Santilli were introduced by Alejandra Però at the monthly meeting of the AdHoc Group last friday April 12. Very interesting discussion about the new emerging possibilities of cooperation and mutual advice among members especially towards the auspicated settlement of the Italian AHHGM... !

September launch of www.worldwewant2015.org

The World We Want web platform is a joint initiative between the United Nations and Civil Society.
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A group of EU NGOs/CSO's (including women for water) managed to be able to send a formal petition to the European Commission on the right to water & sanitation. (for the procedure etc. see the website www.right2water.eu) ...[more]

FAO opens new liaison office for agricultural cooperatives

9 July 2012, Rome - FAO opened a new liaison office for cooperatives and producer organizations today in order to revitalize the Organization's collaboration with these organizations worldwide.

The opening comes a few days after the International Day of Cooperatives, celebrated on Saturday, July 7.

"We are confident that this liaison office will allow cooperatives and producer organizations to have a stronger voice as FAO's key partners in ending hunger and poverty," said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at the opening ceremony, which was attended by representatives of the International Cooperative Alliance and the World Farmers Organization.


RIO+20 the World we Want