Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, July 13, 2015

Three major Italian research institutions join forces with FAO

23 June 2015, Rome - FAO is joining forces with three of Italy's main research institutions in the fields of food, environment and technology to help developing countries build stronger agricultural sectors through better research and information.

The new partnership will focus on advanced research and technology development to help developing countries manage natural resources more sustainably, promote innovation in agriculture, and improve the quality of diets with studies on the best ways to use indigenous crops for healthy nutrition.

It will also support countries in adding value to agricultural products through enhanced processing techniques and certificate schemes, and making food systems more inclusive.

Through the new collaboration with FAO, countries will benefit from the expertise of Italy's National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - CNR), the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria - CRA) and the National Agency for new technologies, renewable energy and sustainable economic development (Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile - ENEA).

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