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COP23: FAO Director-General urges climate change mitigation and adaptation throughout food system

14 November 2017, Bonn/Rome - Emissions from the agriculture sectors are set to increase in the future, further contributing to climate change, unless the world adopts sustainable, climate-smart ways of producing, transporting, processing and consuming food, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warned today at the United Nations Climate Change conference, COP 23.

"Climate change puts millions of people in a vicious cycle of food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty.

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At High-level meeting at FAO, Pacific leaders issue joint statement as a “call to action” to COP23

11 November 2017, Rome – Climate change poses an alarming threat to food systems and food security in the Pacific islands, warned leaders of nine small island developing states (SIDS), representatives of regional development bodies, New Zealand and Australia at a meeting chaired by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today.

The meeting took place ahead of the

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Director-General also informs G7 health ministers on FAO efforts to address antimicrobial resistance

5 November 2017, Milan - Addressing health ministers from the G7 nations, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today stressed the critical need to transform food systems to ensure healthy diets and good nutrition for all.

Chronic undernourishment is on the rise for the first time in a decade, largely due to conflict and climate change, while more than 2 billion people suffer from one or more micronutrient deficiencies

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Discussions on joint cooperation in fisheries and aquaculture

2 November 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Iceland’s Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Benedikt Jóhannesson to discuss joint cooperation in fisheries and aquaculture. 

Both principals also discussed the country's leadership in geothermal energy, the flow of heat energy radiating from the earth’s core, which provides unique opportunities for cost efficient, sustainable food production and processing in developing countries

Iceland – which derives most of its

Graziano da Silva: Committe on World Food Security (CFS) is an invaluable tool against hunger and malnutrition.

24 October 2017, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today emphasized the importance of focusing efforts on improving food security and nutrition in talks with Mario Arvelo, the newly-elected Chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

Arvelo is the Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations Rome-based food and agriculture agencies – FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the

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