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Food and Agriculture Organization & Mars join forces to strengthen food safety

“If it’s not safe, it’s not food,” said Mars, Incorporated Vice President of Corporate Research & Development Dave Crean this week, upon signing a new partnership agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). “We want to make sure that all food, around the world, is safe and sustainable.”

By Cesarie Kantarama, Regional 1st Vice-President of the East African Farmers Federation, Women smallholder farmer from Rwanda
Speech at October 9 event at IFAD on Women’s Empowerment: Solutions at the Nexus of Agriculture, Nutrition and Enterprise

Cesarie Kantarama, Vice President, East African Farmers Federation

Power imbalances between man and woman can easily impair the benefits and incentives of women to get involved in agricultural supply chains. As a result of the combined efforts of social and cultural norms, women have limited access to:

FAO and CEMA join forces - initial focus is on capacity building in Africa

FAO and the European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association CEMA , an international non-profit organisation, today forged a new partnership that aims to promote wider use of sustainable agricultural mechanization in developing countries.

H.E Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (left) and Robynne Anderson (right)

Robynne Anderson represented the IAFN on the panel of the side-event on Oceans 14: Implementing the Samoa Pathway and SDG 14 by SIDS through Public-Private Partnerships, organized by the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands, in collaboration with the United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).

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