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FAO to join UNAOC’s Group of Friends, enhancing food as part of culture

29 August 2014, Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia - Stimulating food diversity is not just about recognizing the value of food as part of a national culture, but it is also a means of enhancing the production of local food as a part of the solution to world hunger.

In this context, FAO is set to formalize next month its membership of the Group of Friends of the United Nations Alliance of

OIC invites FAO to work with the planned Astana-based Islamic Organization on Food Security

29 August 2014, Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia –  FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva and the Secretary-General of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad bin Amin Madani, have agreed to strengthen mutual cooperation during a bilateral meeting at the margins of the 6th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, in Denpasar, Bali.

The OIC Secretary-General stressed how the issue of food security has gained momentum in

“It is crucial to manage the ocean’s natural resources in a sustainable way,” minister Sutardjo says

18 September 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Indonesia’s minister for Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Sharif Cicip Sutardjo, at FAO Headquarters in Rome.

The minister welcomed that “the concept of Blue Growth has rapidly expanded and is helping to develop more sustainable fisheries in the world.”

Indonesia was a pioneer country in promoting the Blue Growth approach, which advocates for major changes in how the planet's

Photo: ©FAO/Joan Manuel Baliellas
MDG target to halve proportion of world’s hungry still within reach by end of 2015

16 September 2014, Rome - About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report released today.

The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) confirmed a positive trend which has seen the number of hungry people decline globally by more than 100 million over the last

A letter of intent expresses interest to establish an office in the country

12 September 2014,  PutraJaya, Malaysia  - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva  today met with Malaysia’s Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industries, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin YaaKob, to discuss collaboration between FAO and the country and signed a letter of intent to establish a liaison office in Malaysia.

Graziano da Silva highlighted how Malaysia’s experience in food and agriculture issues, including agricultural technologies as well as its land management

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