FK News

April, 21st

Sumforest Summer School for Young Researchers

The Summer School “Practical approaches to transnational research proposal writing in the area of sustainable forest management” (27-29 June 2017, Minsk - Belarus) is designed for early stage researchers (Master degree or PhD not more than 5 years ago) from North Africa Mediterranean, EaP countries and Russia, working on the forest thematic or a related area.
The deadline to submit your application is 10 May 2017.

April, 03rd


Five partners from Europe and nine from South Mediterranean Countries are working together to widening participation and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) as a bottom-up approach to support the modernisation of the Higher Education sector.
Download the Compendium of Case Studies about Open Education Practices and Resources.
Listen to experts interview.

March, 17th

World Water Day 2017

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
In 2017 the theme is wastewater and the campaign, Why waste water?, is about reducing and reusing wastewater.

February, 08th

Technological solutions for reduction of discards in fisheries

The CIHEAM through the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza and the EU H2020 RIA project MINOUW (Science, Technology and Society Initiative to Minimize Unwanted Catches in European Fisheries), are organizing an advanced course on "Technological solutions for reduction of discards in fisheries" in Zaragoza (Spain) from 20 to 24 February 2017.
Download the brochure and find out more about the course.

February, 03rd

Pulses and Climate Change

The changing climate will continue to put pressure on agricultural ecosystems, particularly in regions and for populations that are particularly vulnerable.
Introducing pulses into crop production can be key to increasing resilience to climate change.
See FAO inphografic.

January, 31th

Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises

The objective of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (CFS-FFA, the Framework) is to improve the food security and nutrition of populations affected by, or at risk of, protracted crises by addressing critical manifestations and building resilience; adapting to specific challenges; and contributing to addressing underlying causes.
The CFS-FFA is a short document that provides a broad framework that can be used by all stakeholders who may have a role in improving or impacting food security and nutrition in protracted crises.

December, 16th

Call for International Postgraduate Scholarship on Food Science and Health for 2016/2017 Academic Year

Within the framework of its internationalization policies, the University of Foggia (UniFG) is hereby calling for applications with a view to fostering the incoming mobility of foreign scholars and researchers, with the objective of broadening and improving joined research activities during the academic years 2016/2017.
The aim of this call for applications is to encourage international mobility among Scholars as well as to develop or strengthen networks of collaboration among scholars around the world.
Application deadline: 31st December 2016.
Here you can find the Application form.

November, 23th

FAO and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

There is more than enough food produced today to feed everyone in the world, yet close to 800 million are chronically hungry.
As the affordability of food largely relates to income, ensuring access to food remains one of the key pillars of food security and the wider anti‐poverty agenda.


July 10th, 2014

Waste Framework Directive

Directive 2008/98/EC sets the basic concepts and definitions related to waste managament, such as definitions of waste, recycling, recovery. It explains when waste ceases to be waste and becomes a secondary raw material (so called end-of-waste criteria), and how to distinguish between waste and by-products.

Get further information here.

October 09th, 2014

The State of Food Insecurity in the World

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets.
To get further information click on the following link.

October 02nd, 2013

Climate change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

Human activities are continuing to affect the Earth's energy budget by changing the emissions and resulting atmospheric concentrations of radiatively important gases and aerosols and by changing land surface properties.

Download the full report.

September 18th, 2013

FAO: Resilient livelihoods

Through its disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) seeks to protect livelihoods from shocks, to make food production systems more resilient and more capable of absorbing the impact of, and recovering from, disruptive events. Download the document.

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