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Ms. Maria-Helena Semedo
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Mr. Jomo Kwame Sundaram
Assistant Director-General
Coordinator for Economic and Social Development
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Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is listed as a partner in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform.
Joint Programme on gender equality and women empowerment - Rural women economic empowerment component

In Ethiopia rural women lag behind in access to land property, economic opportunities, and financial assets. Women farmers perform up to 75% of farm labor but hold only 18.7% of the agricultural land in the country. The SDG-F has been working in the regions of Oromo and Afar and using a multifaceted approach to generate gender-sensitive agricultural extension services, support the creation of cooperatives, promote the expansion of women-owned agribusiness and increase rural women’s participation in rural producer associations, financial cooperatives and unions.

Partners
UN Agencies: UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP National partners: Government Ministries, Ethiopia Agricultural Research Institute, regional micro-finance institutes
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme

The 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme (SFS Programme) is a global multi-stakeholder initiative to accelerate the shift towards more sustainable food systems, all along the food value chain, from farm to fork. Among its focus themes are the promotion of sustainable diets; the reduction of food losses and waste; and strengthening resilient and diverse food production systems. The SFS Programme promotes activities that fall under these topics, in the areas of awareness raising, capacity development as well as facilitating access to knowledge, information and tools. The SFS Programme is one...[more]

Partners
Co-Lead organizations: Switzerland, South Africa, WWF, Hivos Members of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee: Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, Honduras, Netherlands, United States, Biovision Foundation, IISD, IFOAM - Organics International, Global Nature Fund, German Development Institute, Hebrew University, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, ENEA, CIHEAM, FAO, UNEP, UNSCN, Barilla, Foo...[more]
Sustainable Development Goals
Creating a one-stop-shop to create sustainable businesses on Inclusive Economic Growth

The Occupied Palestinian Territory has faced a significant gender challenge, reflected by the enormous disparity in employment and asset ownership among women and men. In 2012, the percentage of women's participation in the work force was 17.4%, against 69.1% registered in the same year for men. Women’s unemployment rate is one of the highest in the region, and the entrepreneurship rate is amongst the lowest in the world. This situation has reinforced the need to economically empower women and help them overcome existing barriers and constraints. The joint programme has aimed to enhance th...[more]

Partners
UN agencies: UN Women, FAO and ITC National partners: Government ministries, the Chambers of Commerce, women’s cooperatives and private companies.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Economic inclusion and sustainable development of Andean grain producers in Ayacucho and Puno

In recent years, quinoa exports and other Andean grains found in Peru have increased exponentially. Unfortunately, this has not contributed to improve the quality of lives for producers. The situation is even more difficult for women living in the rural communities, who account for 69% of all agricultural producers. They have faced significant hardships compared to male agricultural producers. Therefore, the SDG-F has contributed to the adoption of an inclusive value chain in the production of quinoa and other Andean grains. The increase of the demand in the international market will determ...[more]

Partners
UN agencies: ILO, FAO and UNESCO National partners: Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Development and social inclusivity, local governments and the National association of export producers
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
FAO and CARICOM

FAO has partnered with CARICOM through Letters of Agreement and joint projects to address a number of issues, including: food and nutrition security, agricultural health and food safety, land and water management systems and disaster risk management. Significant outputs from the collaboration include the formulation of a Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy and Action Plan for the Caribbean sub-region, the preparation of national food and nutrition security policies and action plans and the establishment of a Food and Nutrition Security Information and Early Warning Systems for the CAR...[more]

Partners
FAO, CARICOM
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
FAO and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

FAO has partnered with SPC through Letters of Agreement to address and number of issues, including: improved capacities on enhanced production technologies, information sharing on trans-boundary pests and diseases and pesticides management, linking to the Rotterdam Convention; and, awareness of the Voluntary guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the context of national food security. Ongoing partnership between the two agencies in the area of trade facilitation through the regular Round Table Meeting on WTO standards which is led by FAO on a biann...[more]

Partners
FAO, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Food and nutrition security of the department of San Marcos

Affected by the problem of chronic malnutrition and food insecurity in the country, the Guatemalan population faces limitations in being able to fully exercise their rights to food and nutrition, health, water, and sanitation, while perpetuating the cycle of poverty. Guatemala has one of the highest rates of children under nutrition in Latin America. An estimated 66% consists of indigenous children. The SDG-F works in the four municipalities of San Marcos to address this problem with a multidimensional approach based on a higher participation of children, youth, women and men in food securi...[more]

Partners
UN agencies: WHO, FAO, UNICEF and WFP National partners: Ministry of Health and Public Assistance, Ministry of Agriculture, Secretariat of Food Security and Nutrition and Local Government
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Food security and nutrition for children and Salvadoran households (SANNHOS)

National level statistics in El Salvador show that chronic child malnutrition is prevalent and that it begins with limited healthy eating practices for pregnant women and less exclusive breastfeeding.El Salvador’s government has been developing new plans and regulations to tackle food security and nutrition among the most vulnerable Salvadorians. By reconsidering the role of women, the programme aims to increase access to health services and promote women-owned nutrition micro business able to reduce the country high rates of prevalence of under nutrition and obesity.

Partners
UN agencies: FAO, UNICEF, WHO and WFP National partners: National and Local Government and Private Sector organizations. Higher Education institutions and Non Profit Organizations
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) for the SIDS: GFCS-SIDS

Launched in 2009, the Global Framework for Climate Services is a global partnership of governments and organizations that produce and use climate information and services. GFCS aims to enable society to manage better the risk and opportunities arising from climate variability and change especially for those who are the most vulnerable to climate related hazards by developing and incorporating science-based climate information into planning, policy and practice.

Partners
International Organizations: World Meteorological Organization (WMO), United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank (WB), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Uni...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML)

The core areas of the partnership will focus on three overarching goals :- Goal A: Reduced levels and impacts of land-based litter and solid waste introduced into the aquatic environment;- Goal B: Reduced levels and impact of sea-based sources of marine debris including solid waste, lost cargo, ALDFG, and abandoned vessels introduced into the aquatic environment;- Goal C. Reduced levels and impacts of (accumulated) marine debris on shorelines, aquatic habitats, and biodiversity.It is anticipated that different stakeholders will form sub-groups to focus on specific issues, e.g. cross-cutting is...[more]

Partners
UNEP, Governments, Businesses, Academia, Local Authorities, Nongovernmental Organizations and Intergovernmental Organizations. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP, International Maritime Organization (IMO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (under GPA)

The accelerated use of nitrogen and phosphorous is at the centre of a complex web of development benefits and environmental problems. They are key to crop production and half of the world’s food security is dependent on nitrogen and phosphorous fertilizer use. But excess nutrients from fertilizers, fossil fuel burning, and wastewater from humans, livestock, aquaculture and industry lead to air, water, soil and marine pollution, with loss of biodiversity and fish, destruction of ozone and additional global warming potentialThe problems will intensify as the demand for food and bio-fuels increas...[more]

Partners
UNEP, GEF
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Wastewater Initiative (GW2I)

The GW2I is a multi-stakeholder platform which is comprised of UN agencies, international organizations, governments, scientists, private sectors, industries and Major groups and stakeholders to provide the foundations (including information, tools and policy mechanisms) for partnerships to initiate comprehensive, effective and sustained programmes addressing wastewater management.

Partners
AfDB, ADB, DHI-UNEP, FAO, GEF, IAEA, Jacobs U.K. Limited, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, UEMOA, CBD, UNDESA, Prana Sustainable Water Switzerland, UNDP, UNICEF, UNU-INWEH, USEPA, WECF, WHO, Ramsar, IMWI, CUTEC-Institute GmbH, Ecoturismo Y Nuevas Tecnologias, UNIDO, Inter-American Development Bank, UN-Habitat, Fisheries Division Laboratory Antigua, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainab...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Improved land, legislation, and governance for cities

City, regional and national authorities will establish systems for improved access to land, adopt enabling legislation and put in place effective decentralized governance that fosters equitable and sustainable urban development.

Partners
UN-Habitat UNDP FAO UNCCD World Bank
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Improving the nutritional status of children via the strengthening of local production systems

In Bolivia, where one out of three children suffers from chronic malnutrition, the SDG-F has supported four municipalities in the adoption of diversified and sustainable agricultural production systems with high nutritional value. This will increase the incomes of the poorest families and improve the nutritional conditions of boys, girls and mothers. The government has committed to scale-up the initiative.

Partners
UN Agencies: FAO, UNICEF and UNIDO National partners: Ministries of Rural Development, Health and Education, autonomous government departments and municipalities, indigenous and economic organizations
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Organic Islands: Growing Our Future

Organic agriculture has a significant contribution to make towards sustainable development of small island developing states due to its environment and climate friendly production systems, its suitability for small holders and its adaptation to local conditions. The entire organic system is based on participation and necessary public-private partnerships, whereby smallholders are integrated into markets. Further, the diversity of food cultures, traditional knowledge and nutritional security are safeguarded by organic agriculture. The Partnership will:-improve local and regional food and nutri...[more]

Partners
Regional: SPC, Pacific Island Farmers Organisation network, USP, Pacific High Level Organics Group (PHLOG) Cook Islands- Titikaveka Growers Association Fiji- Fiji Organic Association, Teitei Taveuni French Polynesia - Eden Parc, BioFetia Kiribati: K-Organic Producers, Kiribati Organic Farmers Association, Department of Agriculture and Livestock Niue: Niue Island Organic Farmers Association ...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management

The Partnership will support Pacific SIDS in meeting their obligations to implement and effectively enforce global, regional and sub-regional arrangements for the conservation and management of transboundary oceanic fisheries thereby increasing sustainable benefits derived from these fisheries

Partners
Pacific SIDS: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tokelau, Tuvalu and Vanuatu with UNDP, FAO, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Parties to the Nauru Agreement
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Youth Development Framework Partnership (PYDF Partnership)

The Pacific Youth Development Framework (PYDF) is about how regional organisations, governments, community organisations, and society support young people in the Pacific (22 countries and territories) towards safe and healthy lives and sustainable environments, as active social and economic participants in their communities. The framework works towards a vision which is, a sustainable Pacific where all young people are safe, respected, empowered and resilient. Four high-level development outcomes for youth have been determined as regional priorities.These are:1.More young people secure decent...[more]

Partners
SPC (regional coordination), PYC, UNFPA, IPPF, PIFS, WHO, ILO,CYP, FAO, 350 Org, UNICEF, UNDP, SPREP, GIZ
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
PacSIDS Ridge to Reef Programme Partnership

The goal of the Pacific Islands National Priorities Multi-Focal Area ‘Ridge-to-Reef’ (R2R) program is to maintain and enhance Pacific Island countries’ ecosystem goods and services (provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural) through integrated approaches to land, water, forest, biodiversity and coastal resource management that contribute to poverty reduction, sustainable livelihoods and climate resilience. This goal will be achieved through a series of national multi-focal area R2R demonstration projects which will support and address national priorities and development needs while del...[more]

Partners
Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Samoa with the GEF, UNDP, FAO, UNEP and SPC.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Paraguay protects, promotes and facilitates effective implementation of the right to food security and nutrition

In recent years, Paraguay has prioritized reducing extreme poverty and child malnutrition. Although extreme poverty has decreased between 1997 and 2013, there has been a significant increase in the levels of inequality in rural areas. Therefore, the SDG-F has been supporting the government of Paraguay in its efforts to identify, at national level, integrated solutions to food security able to ensure a cross-sectoral and inclusive approach in order to engage different actors, such as indigenous and vulnerable rural households, in particularly female- headed families and to produce nutritiou...[more]

Partners
UN agencies: WHO, UNICEF, FAO and WFP National partners: National and local Government, Civil Society organizations and Indigenous organizations
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Plataforma Nacional de Pesqueras Sostenibles de Grandes Pelgicos

Intervencin de 3 aos, con apoyo del GEF, para desarrollar una Plataforma de Pesqueras Sostenibles de Grandes Pelgicos en Costa Rica, liderada por el MAG, en coordinacin con el MINA) y el INCOPESCA, la facilitacin del PNUD y gestionada por sus participantes, cuenta con el acompaamiento de otras instituciones pblicas reuniendo a las principales partes interesadas en la cadena de valor de grandes pelgicos, desde su productor primario, exportadores y hasta los mayoristas. El Sector Palangrero Nacional y la Cmara Nacional de Exportadores de Productos Pesqueros (CANEPP) son participantes activos de...[more]

Partners
Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadera - MAG (Gobierno) Ministerio de Ambiente y Energa de Costa Rica - MINAE (Gobierno) Instituto Costarricense de Pesca y Acuicultura - INCOPESCA (Gobierno) Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal - SENASA (Gobierno) Defensora de los Habitantes (Gobierno) Ministerio de la Presidencia (Gobierno) Ministerio de Comercio Exterior (Gobierno) Instituto Nacional de Aprend...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Productive and food secure territories for a peaceful and resilient Cauca

The armed conflict in Colombia has damaged production, institutions, food security and social trust. Throughout sustainable agricultural production of indigenous crops and their international commercialization, the SDG-F has been committed to create employment, ways of life, better nutrition and, most importantly, peace in Cauca, one of the most affected areas by the long lasting conflict.

Partners
UN Agencies: UNDP, UN Women, FAO and WFP National partners: Presidential Agency for International Cooperation, Department for Social Prosperity, National Agency for Poverty Eradication, ministries of Foreign Trade, Health and Agriculture, Government of Cauca, University of Cauca, Coffee Growers Federation, social organizations (indigenous peoples, rural women, quinua growers and rural producers...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Scaling up nutrition through a multi-sector approach

In Sri Lanka, the programme aims to combat food insecurity issues by closely aligning with national policies and using surveys completed on the national level to improve efficiency and effectiveness of investment on food security and nutrition. With the support of the National Nutrition Council, the programme has assisted the government in adopting well-informed decisions on targeting the appropriate recipients and in promoting the right combination of micro-nutrient rich foods. This program has also considered women a target group to empower and influence behavioral changes in children an...[more]

Partners
UN agencies: WFP, FAO and UNICEF National partners: Government ministries, research institutes and Save the Children
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Strengthening local food systems and capacity building aimed at improving the production and access to safe food for families

In Ecuador, the SDG-F has established Imbabura, an integrated approach to tackle three of the most pressing challenges in the country, namely building income opportunities for small farmers-owned production units, overhauling the country local food production for better access to safe, affordable and nutritious food and fighting malnutrition and anemia.

Partners
UN agencies: FAO, WFP, UNICEF and WHO National partners: Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Local Government and Private Sector organizations.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Strengthening the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA)

The flow of agricultural goods within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is being hindered by the non-operationalization of CAHFSA--the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency. The primary goal of CAHFSA is to assist CARICOM Member States to coordinate and strengthen their infrastructure and institutional and human resource capacity to effectively deliver agricultural goods that meet international agricultural health and food safety standards, measures and guidelines in order to safeguard human health and to prevent the introduction, or minimize the incidence of transmis...[more]

Partners
Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Chilean Food Safety and Quality Agency (ACHIPIA) Agricultural and Livestock Service of Chile (SAG) Chilean International Cooperation Agency (AGCI)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Tropical Eco-Schools and Tanam 100000 Bibit!

The Eco-Schools and Tanam 100000 Bibit! are one of the IGAF Eco-projects which proposed to tackle climate change and to advance environmental awareness of children, youths and local communities. The project comprises two pivotal agenda, Eco-Schools and Tanaman 10000 Bibit!, which will be held at Jepara and Bogor Regency, Indonesia. Environmental educations notably about climate change will be given to children early whereas the action will be in form of planting 100000 tropical tree seedlings. Targeted participants of the project are about more than 500 participants with monthly project execut...[more]

Partners
* Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) * Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO) * UNEP TUNZA Southeast Asia Youth Environment Network (SEAYEN) * Sandwatch Foundation * United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) * SEAMEO BIOTROP * GEF/UNDP Small Grants Programme * World Youth Foundation * Young Professional for Agriculture Development * Eubios E...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations Pacific Interagency Task Force on Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Control (UN PIATF)

The UN PIATF coordinates the activities of the relevant United Nations funds, programmes and specialized agencies in the Pacific to support the realization of the commitments made by Heads of State and Government in the UN Political Declaration on NCDs, the commitments made by Pacific Ministers of Health in the Honiara and Apia Communiqus and the declaration of a NCD crisis in the Pacific issued by Pacific island Forum Leaders at their 42nd meeting in Auckland, New Zealand in 2011. The partnership works toward supporting Pacific island countries and areas in achieving the global and Pacific sp...[more]

Partners
Membership of the task force is open to UN system agencies, funds and programmes in the Pacific region. This includes: - World Health Organization (WHO) - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) - International Labour Organization (ILO) - United Nations Populati...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
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