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News FAO and PRIMA Foundation:new partnership will promote innovation

Joint efforts will focus on improving sustainable management of natural resources and nutrition sensitive, inclusive agro-food systems, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda. 
 19th February 2019, Rome, Italy – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Foundation for the Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA Foundation), a network of research and innovation institutions in 19 participating Mediterranean countries, are joining efforts to foster innovation, research, technology transfer and capacity development. Together, the two organizations will address challenges related to climate change, urbanization and sustainability, both in the Mediterranean region and beyond.

 The agreement formalizes collaborations between the two organizations in the field of e-learning, digital education, and capacity development as concerns the agro-food systems in the Mediterranean area. It also provides a legal framework for the co-organization of joint initiatives, workshops and opportunities to scale-up successful cases of innovation and research results. Both PRIMA Foundation and FAO have developed materials that will benefit from mutual integration and greater dissemination, including through online learning platforms.

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Geographical coverage Italy,
News date 21/02/2019
Working language(s) ENGLISH