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Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus participates at a FAO dialogue on "social business"

10 July 2014, Rome – “Poverty should not belong to any human society, it should only be seen in museums, ” Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus said at an FAO Partnerships Dialogue on the concept of ‘Social Business for Sustainable Solutions,’ held today.

“I share many beliefs with FAO Director-General. He wants to achieve the Zero Hunger challenge and I want to bring poverty to zero,” he said, noting that

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Scheduled for the fall, project aims to fill current information gap
9 July 2014, Rome – The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the corporate charity of the world’s biggest news and information providers, is teaming up with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve global information and awareness on hunger and food-related issues including food production, food security, food waste, agriculture, land use, and malnutrition.
 
An agreement signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the Thomson Reuters
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Rabobank Foundation chief: “Inputs, seeds and fertilizers cost money, but you also have to know how to use them and that is what makes this partnership so interesting”

4 July 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, met today with the Rabobank Foundation Managing Director, Pierre van Hedel, to discuss progress made in three joint projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.

“FAO’s research and technical expertise and Rabobank’s business orientation combined are bringing great results in the field,” the Rabobank Foundation Managing Director said in remarks after the meeting. “Our mutual competences have been brought together

The European Union, a strategic partner to eradicate hunger

3 July 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with the EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, at the Organization’s headquarters in Rome.

They discussed the fruitful cooperation involving FAO and the EU on a number of crucial issues for food security and nutrition. “National governments need to develop a global vision of agriculture and give it the importance it deserves, empowering its agriculture ministers in

FAO Director-General meets the new UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

2 July 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Hilal Elver,  the newly appointed Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food of the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) and agreed to work together on their complementary mandates.

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