The International Land Coalition announces a new initiative called the Facility in Support of Innovative and High Impact Targeted Interventions on the ground (FTI). This facility builds on the experience gained through a previous programme, ILCs Community Empowerment Facility (CEF), ‘which supported 52 small projects led by civil society organizations to apply innovative approaches that help the rural poor gain access to and control over land and other natural resources (for a total amount of USD3.5 million during the 1999-2009 period. Read more ›
The next World Expo, which will be held in Milan next year, will look to raise awareness about different ways of producing food and contribute to the global food security debate. The main issue is “Feed the world, energy for life”. 20 million visitors will be expected at the Italian city, with the event running between 1 May and 1 October 2015. While the spotlight is increasingly on the construction of the Expo site and the innovative infrastructures connected , Italian and international civil society is working on how to take part to the event bringing a contribution to the planetary debate on food and sustainability. The event will feature pavilions from over 142 countries, for the first time ever a specific participation of civil society has been included in a Universal Exposition. Read more ›
As announced in January, the Lombardy Region, the City of Milan and the Cariplo Foundation have launched today the joint call for support to cooperation projects. The announcement is related to the Universal Exhibition of 2015 (Expo 2015), dedicated to the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” an important opportunity to support an important public-private partnership designed to finance projects of international cooperation on food security . The title of the call is “Feeding the Planet 2014”.
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