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Potato varieties once thought lost to the Andean people who introduced them to the world will now be safeguarded for future generations

27 August 2015, Svalbard, Norway - Varieties of one of the world's most important staple crops have now been stored for perpetuity deep in the Arctic ice. José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) joined scientific experts and delegations from Peru, Costa Rica and Norway to witness a ceremony here that will help to preserve these vital crops for future generations.

Graziano da Silva concludes a three-day visit to Russia

25 June, 2015, Moscow – FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva concluded a three-day visit to Russia, his first official trip since being re-elected to his post, meeting senior government officials, researchers and the head of the leading news agency.

Meeting with Foreign Minister

FAO Director-General and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met and outlined the priority areas for their cooperation. They highlighted the need to strengthen the interaction between FAO

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Raising awareness on hunger and malnutrition

24 June 2015, Moscow The Russian news agency TASS and FAO have agreed to work together to raise public awareness on issues related to food security, food safety and nutrition.

A Memorandum of Understanding outlining the collaboration was signed yesterday at TASS's headquarters in Moscow by FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva and TASS's Chief Executive Officer Sergei Mikhailov.

"By signing this Memorandum

Graziano da Silva addresses faculty at Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy

24 June 2015, Moscow, Russian Federation - The next generation of Russia’s agricultural researchers and experts can play a major role in the global drive to end hunger and malnutrition – by developing and applying solutions to real-world food and agriculture problems. This was the rallying call of FAO Director-General Jose’ Graziano da Silva as he addressed faculty today at Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy.

“Academia needs to move beyond its

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Director-General meets Rabobank board to enlarge FAO’s flagship partnership

22 June, 2015, Utrecht - FAO and the Dutch Rabobank Foundation will scale up their collaboration after two years of successful initiatives in East Africa.

"This is a flagship partnership for FAO," Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said in an address today to the foodFIRST conference here, which this year is focused on the future of farming and food security in Africa.

In 2013, FAO and Rabobank Foundation began a

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