Rome, 15 January 2009 - Italy's Directorate of Development Cooperation is to donate €10 million through FAO to finance agricultural and rural development programmes and improve food security in 2009.
The new donation, raising Italy's voluntary, extra-budgetary contributions to a total of some €60 million, confirms the country as one of FAO's leading donors.
"We warmly thank the Italian Government for this new contribution at a time when the ongoing economic and financial crisis risks reducing the level of development assistance," said Assistant Director-General …
40 Million People at Risk of Starvation,
Says Head of World Food Programme;
More Consistent Humanitarian Funding, Investment in Agriculture Urgently Needed
This report includes:
(A) Global Resourcing Update
(B) Asia Region: (1) Democratic People's Republic of Korea
(C) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran
(D) Middle East: (1) Palestinian Territories
(E) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Zimbabwe,
(3) Malawi, (4) Zambia, (5) Djibouti, (6) Kenya, (7) Ethiopia
(F) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Namibia, (3) Democratic Republic of Congo