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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. [...]

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11 April 2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva reiterated today the close link between peace and food security at the opening of the ‘Contemporary Angolan Art’ exhibition at FAO headquarters in Rome. “This art exhibit is a symbol of the peace scenario in Angola and an opportunity to highlight the importance of peace [...]

Daily agenda

16 April
Meeting with H.E. Gladys Francisca Urbaneja Durán, Ambassador, Venezuela
Presentation of Arab League as Observer to FAO – H.E. Nassif Hitti, Ambassador, Arab League
Credentials – H.E. Stela Stingaci, Ambassador, Moldova
All other appointments are internal
This schedule is subject to change