Brazil donates $150,000 to FAOStaff writer ▼ | October 10, 2014
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has signed an agreement whereby it will receive a $150,000 donation from the Brazilian federal government.
Food help For family farming-related projects
According to the FAO, part of the money will be spent on forming a workgroup to tackle issues pertaining to family farming. Another part of the cash will go to creating an online platform for policies and legislation in the sector. Yet another portion of the sum will go to hosting the forum Dialogues on Family Farming Policies.
The event will be held on October 27th and 28th at the FAO headquarters in Rome to discuss how family farming can eradicate hunger, preserve the planet and supply food.
The Brazilian ambassadress Maria Laura da Rocha, who works with the FAO, said that in Brazil, family farming is “one of the pillars of agricultural development” and that the donation should increase support to the sector in Brazil even further. The head of the FAO’s cooperation department, Laurent Thomas, said the Brazilian contribution will help foster dialogue on family farming. ■