(Rome, 12 June 2019) On the 10th of June 2019, the FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UNIMED. The signatories Dr. José Graziano Da Silva, Director-General of the FAO and UNIMED President, Prof. Francisco Matte Bon, signed the MoU, on the occasion of the Symposium on the Future of Food, a two-day event aiming to provide innovative approaches on how to ensure healthier lives and a healthier planet by 2030, at the FAO headquarters in Rome.
“I would like once more to emphasize that FAO is a knowledge institution. We do not do research, so we depend on you, on academia – we base our work on what you do. More and more, we would like to strengthen our partnership to do things together and to ensure mutual cooperation” said Dr. Da Silva emphasizing the relevance of the collaboration agreed with this Memorandum.
The MoU recognises the importance of academic and research institutions in assisting governments to ensure specific policy reforms and aims to provide a framework for cooperation between FAO and UNIMED by joining technical and academic efforts on matters of mutual interest for both parties.
Please consult the document here to learn more on the opportunities offered in the framework of this agreement. You can also access the article published by the FAO in regard of this recently signed MoU here.