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  • "We have the opportunity to end hunger within our lifetimes. This is the greatest legacy we can leave to future generations" José Graziano da Silva
  • "I will not be able to do anything except what we can do together"

    Statement of the Director-General elect to the 143rd session of the FAO Council, 1 December 2011

    José Graziano da Silva
  • "We cannot look at nutrition as responsibility of the individual alone: nutrition is a public issue" José Graziano da Silva
  • "The world faces many challenges that we can only overcome if we work together"

    2nd FAO Private Sector Partnerships Meeting, 10 October 2013

    José Graziano da Silva
  • "All forms of malnutrition have a high cost. It is linked to about 1/2 of child deaths and is the major obstacle for development" José Graziano da Silva
  • "We cannot improve nutrition without food security. And we cannot achieve food security without better food systems"

    World Food Day Ceremony 2013, 16 October 2013

    José Graziano da Silva
  • "As climate changes, we need to step up efforts to mitigate, adapt and shift to more food sustainable systems" José Graziano da Silva
  • "By supporting family farming we can transform a sector that has been negatively associated to the problem of hunger into part of the solution" José Graziano da Silva
  • "Better is good, but when it comes to hunger, better is not good enough. There are 842 milion reasons why" Less hunger but not good enough article, 2 October 2013 José Graziano da Silva


The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2): Working to address today’s major nutrition challenges.

Zero Hunger Challenge

Hunger can be eliminated in our lifetimes. It requires comprehensive efforts to ensure that every man, woman and child enjoy their Right to Adequate Food.

Family Farming

Both in developing and developed countries, family farming is the predominant form of agriculture for food production.

About José Graziano da Silva

José Graziano da Silva has worked on issues of food security, rural development and agriculture for over 30 years.

Since assuming his mandate as FAO Director-General in 2012, he has spearheaded major transformational changes within the Organization. These reforms have entailed refocusing FAO’s work, reinforcing its institutional capacities, strengthening partnerships with civil society, private sector and academia and boosting FAO's support for South-South Cooperation. His efforts have resulted in best value for money for the Organization and its partners.