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02 Oct 2008 description

New joint programme seen as structured framework for collaboration in the spirit of the "One UN" principles

United Nations, New York - The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) signed today the Gender Equitable Local Development (GELD) programme document, which forges a partnership between UNCDF, UNIFEM and UNDP, to support the improvement of women's access to resources and services at the local level through gender-responsive planning, programming and budgeting.

30 Jun 2005 description


Rome, 30 June 2005 - School gardens can be a powerful tool to improve the quality of nutrition and education of children and their families in rural and urban areas in developing countries, if they are integrated with national agricultural, nutrition and education programmes, FAO said today.

Since 1997, over 150 school garden  microprojects have been supported by FAO's TeleFood programme in more than 40 countries. Larger FAO technical cooperation projects are under way, including capacity-building for long-term national school garden programmes.