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FAO Director General meets with a group of German Parliamentarians to discuss hunger eradication

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FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva meeting with members of German Parliament, Australia Room, FAO Headquarters. From Left: Harald Ebner, Elvira Drobinski-Weiss, Max R. Lehmer, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, Christel Happach- Kasan, Dieter Stier, Fernanda Guerrieri.

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 in developing and implementing the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure.