FK News

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.

November, 14th

A new CIHEAM Watch Letter dedicate to the "Mediterranean Agriculture and Climate Change: Impacts, adaptations, solutions"

Climatic constraints, especially the scarcity of water and land resources have always been characteristic of Mediterranean agricultural systems that have developed ingenious farming systems to adapt.
Today, the resilience of these systems is challenged since climatic disruptions will generate different conditions for agricultural production throughout the region and will impact the availability and quality of water, the environment, forests and biodiversity, plant and animal production, the dissemination of agricultural and animal diseases as well as the food security of populations, especially the vulnerable ones in rural areas.
Download here the Watch Letter 37.

October, 01st

The first MedSpring Euro-MedHackathon!

Every year MedSpring Project organizes a special brokerage event to collect innovative ideas on water-food-energy, offering to young idea-carriers from the Mediterranean countries opportunities to meet potential investors.
This year we are excited to announce the launch of the first #Euro-MedHackathon.
This 2-day event will take place on the 14-15 December 2016 in Amman (Jordan).

September, 23rd

Social innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas

SIMRA seeks to advance understanding of social innovation and innovative governance in agriculture, forestry and rural development, and how to boost them, particularly in marginalised rural areas across Europe, with a focus on the Mediterranean region (including non-EU) where there is limited evidence of outcomes and supporting conditions.
The first SITT SIMRA* Workshop will take place in Bratislava, Slovakia, from 26 to 28 October 2016 and is organized by the Institute of Forest Ecology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the James Hutton Institute (Aberdeen, UK).
The workshop is considered to be an important starting point for the co-construction of knowledge with key stakeholders and its aim is to develop and maintain systematic knowledge exchange and a learning process via stakeholders’ consultations focusing on understanding and assessing social innovations.

September, 20th

Sustainable Agrifood Value Chains in the Mediterranean Region

FAO, CIHEAM and the EBRD are convening high-level policymakers, key players from private sector companies, co-operatives and producer organizations, governments, banks, academics and journalists to raise awareness and increase agricultural investment in the Mediterranean.
Register here.

September, 12th

Family Farming Knowledge Platform

The Family Farming Knowledge Platform (FFKP)  gathers digitized quality information on family farming from all over the world; including national laws and regulations, public policies, best practices, relevant data and statistics, researches, articles and publications.
It was launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Click here for further informations.

August, 29th

IFAD Flagship Event: International conference on innovative approaches to inclusive financing for rural transformation, Rome 2-4 November, 2016

This international conference brings together policy and decision-makers, representatives of Government organisations, the private sector, research and academic institutions, multilateral and bilateral development organisations, civil society and others for two days of solutions-focused events and discussion.
The conference begins with an inaugural session at the Italian Ministry of Finance on 2 November.


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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