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New agreement builds on Uruguayan experience in Latin America to support agricultural development and food security in Africa and other regions

27 June 2017, Rome - FAO and Uruguay will work together on South-South and Triangular Cooperation programs to strengthen agricultural development, agribusiness and food security in African countries and other regions, contributing to the overall achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

An agreement signed today by FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva and the Uruguayan Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries Tabaré Aguerre, lays the foundation

FAO Director-General hails partnership with Mediterranean agronomic studies centre CIHEAM

23 June 2017, Bari – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva speaking today to students and staff of the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), stressed the need for agriculture and food systems to be transformed in order to face the impacts of climate change and to ensure that the world’s natural resources are safeguarded.

“Today it is fundamental not only to increase production, but do it

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 between Bioversity International Director-General, Ann Tutwiler, and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva 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

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

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