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  • Historic Day for Small Scale Fisheries

    First ever international instrument dedicated to promoting and defending small scale fisheries adopted by 143 Member States of FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI). Rome, Italy, Tuesday 10 June. Today, meeting at the 31st Session of FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI 31), COFI’s 143 Members States adopted the first international instrument dedicated to defending and promoting…

  • The IPC and FAO establish common priority themes for a collaborative work in the fight against hunger and food insecurity

    download letter (PDF) The Director-General May 2014 Dear Members of the Facilitating Committee of IPC: I have the honour to refer to our recent exchange of letters, beginning with IPC’s letter of 29 March 2013, FAO’s letter 24 July 2013 and IPC’s letter of 23 September 2013, on strengthening dialogue and collaboration between the International…

  • Statement of the Meeting of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

    IV SPECIAL CONFERENCE OF THE ALLIANCE FOR THE PEOPLES FOOD SOVEREIGNTY OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN. In Santiago, Chile, on 2nd of May, rural women, rural, fishermen, ranchers, and agricultural wage Special Indigenous Food Sovereignty in Latin America and the Caribbean gathered the Conference declare that: We affirm food sovereignty policies contributions as a…

  • Declaration of Civil Society Organizations at the 29th FAO Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia

    DECLARATION OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AT THE 29th FAO REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA Bucharest, 30 March 2014 We, European, South Caucasus and Central Asian independent social movements of small farmers, agricultural workers, NGOs, fishers and fish workers, pastoralists and herders, consumers, women and youth, gathered in Bucharest, on 29-30 March 2014, to…

  • Declaration of Civil Society Organizations at the 28th FAO Regional Conference for Africa

    DECLARATION OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AT THE 28th FAO REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR AFRICA   We, African civil society organizations composed of farmers, herders/pastoralists, artisanal fisherfolk, consumers, NGOs, human rights movements, women, youth, academics, artisans, indigenous people urban poor, we met in Tunis on 21 and 22 March 2014 as part of the 28th FAO Regional…

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    CSO Statement to the 32nd FAO Asia Pacific Regional Conference

    CSO Statement to the 32nd FAO Asia Pacific Regional Conference 10-15 March 2014-03-13 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am P.P Sivapragasam, a member of the Coalition of Agricultural Workers International (CAWI) and representing the Civil Society Organizations. First of all, I would like to table here our deepest sadness…

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    International Year of Family Farming (IYFF)

    The General Assembly of the United Nations, at its 66th session, declared 2014 as the “International Year of Family Farming” (IYFF) and invited FAO to facilitate its implementation in cooperation with governments, the United Nations system and relevant non-governmental organizations. Family Farming (which includes all family-based agricultural activities) is a means of organizing agricultural, forestry,…