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12 April 2018, Nadi, Fiji – FAO strengthened its collaboration with countries in the Pacific today, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva and the Pacific Community (SPC) Deputy Director General Audrey Aumua.

The MoU between FAO and SPC provides a framework for strategic collaboration between both partners in areas of common interest in the Pacific region. FAO and SPC share

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Calls for transformative change at 2nd International Agroecology Symposium in Rome

3 April 2018, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva called for healthier and more sustainable food systems, and said agroecology can contribute to such a transformation. José Graziano da Silva made the call during his opening remarks at the 2nd International Agroecology Symposium in Rome (3-5 April).

He said that most food production has been based on high-input and resource-intensive farming systems

Work continues towards the creation of a world center for sustainable food

4 April 2018, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Joan Ribó, the Mayor of Valencia, to further discussions on how to develop a joint plan to set up a World Center for Sustainable Food in the Spanish city.

The planned center, which FAO and municipal authorities have been intensely working on since signing a collaboration agreement in 2016, will promote healthy and sustainable foods, nutrition

Le Foll urges dialogue and action for a “doubly green revolution” in Key Note Address at Agroecology Symposium

3 April 2018, Rome – FAO Director-General today awarded former French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll with an FAO 70th Anniversary Medal in recognition of his untiring efforts to advance the cause of zero hunger.

At a meeting on the side-lines of the 2nd International Agroecology Symposium (Rome, 3-5 April), Graziano da Silva praised Le Foll’s work to boost agroecology in Europe and around the world.

The Symposium is focusing on

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124 million people in 51 countries experienced high levels of food insecurity, warns new report
22 March 2018, Rome - A new report out today sounds the alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger. Some 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity during 2017 — 11 million more people than the year before — according to the latest edition of the Global Report on Food Crises.

The report defines acute food insecurity as hunger so severe
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