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Signed at the Farnesina the MoU between the IILA and the FAO on food security and rural development in Latin America

On Friday 19 May, at  2:45 pm, the Farnesina hosted the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between the IILA (the Italian Latin American Institute) and the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) on strengthening cooperation on issues of food security and rural development in Latin America. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Director General of the FAO, Jose Graziano da Silva, and the Secretary General of the IILA, Donato di Santo, before the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Angelino Alfano, and the Ambassadors of the IILA member countries. A joint press point was held at the end of the ceremony. The MoU seeks to establish a strategic alliance between the FAO and the IILA to jointly contribute to eradicate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, as well as rural poverty across Latin America. More specifically, the MoU envisages the implementation of regional cooperation actions in the fields of food security, agricultural safety and food quality, agri-food policies, rural development.To read the complete text of the Memorandum, please click here:  (Italian version , original version)