FAO partners with Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)
26 February 2013, Rome - The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) and FAO on Monday formally partnered to identify opportunities where Brazilian experience and expertise can best contribute to the battle against hunger under FAO’s South-South Cooperation initiative.
“Food security is our top priority, and to reach that goal, we need improved and sustainable agricultural production,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
“EMBRAPA has an important [...]
Equatorial Guinea provides first contribution of $30 million for "Africa for Africa" anti-hunger pool
22 February 2013, Malabo/Rome
- Equatorial Guinea today donated $30 million to a new solidarity trust fund that aims to mobilize African financial resources in support of strengthening food security in the region.
The first donation to the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund was made official in a ceremony at the margins of the third Africa-South America Summit in Malabo, attended by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
UN celebrates Andean “super food”
New York, 20 February 2013 - Quinoa can play an important role in eradicating hunger, malnutrition and poverty, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the official launch of the International Year of Quinoa at UN Headquarters.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President Evo Morales of Bolivia and First Lady Nadine Heredia Alarcón de Humala of Peru were among the high-level participants in a day-long [...]
FAO Director-General and Mali’s Minister for Agriculture stress need to restart local food production, build communities’ resilience
15 February 2013, Rome
- With Mali's next agricultural season set to begin in May, there is an urgent need to help displaced farmers return to their lands and resume food production when and where the evolving security situation permits, FAO said today following talks between Malian Minister for Agriculture Baba Berthé and the Organization's Director-General, José Graziano da Silva.
Minister Berthé stressed the importance of targeting assistance [...]
"Bolder goal" needed for post-2015 period
14 February 2013, Rome
- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today urged the international community to adopt a specific time frame for the eradication of hunger and extreme poverty.
He told a special joint meeting
of the UN Economic and Social Council and the Economic and Financial Committee of the General Assembly in New York:
"We are approaching 2015, the deadline for the Millennium [...]
FAO, IFAD and WFP work together to improve food security
14 February 2013, Rome
– In acknowledgement of the importance of partnership in tackling global issues, the staff of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have today been recognized for their outstanding work together in Mozambique.
Over the past several years, the UN food agencies’ country teams have collaborated effectively to help [...]
Rome meeting consults on post-2015 development agenda
13 February 2013, Rome - A global multi-stakeholder consultation to discuss the world development agenda beyond 2015 has called for food security and nutrition to be the central element in future development efforts. New development objectives should be established for the entire global community.
The one-day consultation on Hunger, Food Security and Nutrition in the Post-2015 Development Agenda stressed that food security and nutrition represent the cornerstone for [...]
12 February 2013, Rome, Italy - A group of German Parliamentarians met with Graziano da Silva on Monday to discuss hunger eradication, food security, sustainable agriculture and the importance of smallholders. The Parliamentarians and the Director-General emphasized that smallholders are key to ending hunger and ensuring sustainable food production and agreed on the need to strengthen partnerships to promote food security. The Director-General thanked Germany for its strong support [...]
The two organizations commit to jointly support education, information exchange and awareness raising on food and nutrition
11 February 2013, Rome – FAO and the International Academy of Gastronomy (AIG) will combine their strengths to combat hunger and poverty, with particular emphasis on food price volatility, the promotion of sustainable food consumption, the conservation of biodiversity and the revalorization of neglected crops.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to this effect with AIG, a non-profit organization that aims [...]
In a meeting with Graziano da Silva the President praises FAO’s development work on the ground and its efforts to become more efficient
8 February 2013, Rome - The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, met with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today to discuss the global battle against hunger and poverty and the work of FAO.
Since January, Ireland holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Higgins voiced support for the FAO in its goal of combating hunger and poverty worldwide, and of ensuring enough [...]