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José Graziano da Silva

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

Graziano da Silva of Brazil was elected Director-General of FAO by the Organization’s Conference of Member nations on 26 June 2011. His term runs from 1 January 2012 to 31 July 2015. In 2001 he led the team that designed Brazil’s "Zero Hunger" (Fome Zero) programme. In 2003, he was charged with its implementation by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who named him Special Minister of Food Security and the Fight against Hunger. [...]