Nagib Nassar lives in the country since the 1970s and has developed hybrid manioc plants with higher protein contents to help fight hunger. In December, he will be awarded a prize from Kuwait for his work.
The country is honouring individuals or organizations carrying out innovative work to ensure access to water, sanitation and energy. Applicants from all countries are accepted.
A report released by the United Nations highlights the country as the foremost successful case in reducing deforestation and greenhouse gas emission.
The aircraft manufacturing companies based in Brazil and the United States have signed a memorandum of understanding for implementation of a biofuels research centre.
Brazil’s Space Research Institute has signed an agreement with the FAO to introduce the Brazilian system to technicians from 22 countries this year and in the next, including Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.
The director-general of FAO, José Graziano, says the country is among the awarded for reaching the goal before the deadline.
The accolade is presented to best practices in urban management, and is currently in its 10th edition. Prizes will be awarded to twelve initiatives.
The event will take place on May 4th and 5th in preparation for the United Nations climate summit, due to be held in September in New York.
There will be a loss of 849 million hectares of green lands by 2050, if the current deforestation rate continues. The figure is part of a UNEP study and represents nearly the size of Brazil.