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Graziano da Silva commends the country's continuous support to FAO's work

22 June 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today commended Korea's continuous support to the organization's work against hunger and malnutrition in a meeting with Jong-moon Choi, the country's Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs. 

The Deputy Minister said that Korea has increased its Official Development Assistance (ODA) which would mean more funding for UN programmes and funds, and that the country has very strong trust in FAO

Talks with Bioversity International Director-General

21 June 2017, Rome – Ways in which agricultural biodiversity can help achieve healthier and more diverse diets and help feeding future generations were the focus of discussions with Bioversity International Director-General, Ann Tutwiler, today.

“There is a lot of scientific evidence that says that in order to combat both poor diets in developing countries where people may not have enough nutrients but also poor diets in the richer countries

FAO and the World Meteorological Organization to help anticipate and prepare for droughts

19 June 2017, Rome - FAO and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) today signed a memorandum of understanding that will see them deepen their cooperation to respond to climate variability and climate change, which, according to the agreement, "represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies, natural ecosystems and food security."

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and WMO's Secretary-General Petteri Taalas signed an agreement that paves the way for

"Drought has emerged as a challenge that all countries will be forced to face, again and again"

19 June 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General today met John Mutorwa, Minister for Agriculture, Water and Forestry of Namibia, who said that in these times of climate change, drought has emerged as a challenge that all countries will be forced to face, again and again.

"It is not a question of whether drought will come, it is a question of: Drought will come, and therefore, we have to

Photo: ©FAO/Alessia Pierdomenico.
Focus is on saving lives and livelihoods to sustain peace and tackle hunger

14 June 2017, Rome - The African Union (AU) and FAO will seek to step up joint efforts to end hunger and sustain peace  in the continent say FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko .

In a meeting on Tuesday, Graziano da Silva and Commissioner Sacko underscored conflicts as a common denominator in areas facing food crises in

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