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Historic international agreement on how tenure and access rights to natural resources key to food production should be handled

11 May 2012, Rome - In a landmark decision the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) today endorsed a set of far-reaching global guidelines aimed at helping governments safeguard the rights of people to own or access land, forests and fisheries.

The new Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security outline principles

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Risk of losing window of opportunity

10 May 2012, Madrid - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today warned of a major funding gap for activities planned by FAO in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

Speaking at the Foro Nueva Economía international economic forum in Madrid, he said that although there is "increasing convergence" on how to boost food security and development", there is currently a significant problem -

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Premio a iniciativas o actividades que fomentan los valores y la labor de la FAO

Madrid, 9 de mayo de 2012. - Su Majestad la Reina ha presidido hoy la ceremonia de entrega de la primera edición de los Premios FAO España que reconocen la labor de distintas personas, instituciones, empresas y medios de comunicación en la lucha contra el hambre.

El acto de entrega de los galardones ha tenido lugar en CaixaForum Madrid y ha contado con la presencia de José Graziano da Silva, Director

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FAO to help draft details of proposal

30 April 2012, Brazzaville – The creation of an African-funded trust fund to support food security in the continent was discussed at FAO’s Regional Conference for Africa, held last week in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.

Complementing international resource mobilization, the Africa Trust Fund would raise resources in the continent to fight hunger and would also allow for the scaling up of successful activities to prevent and

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Congo Republic President makes vibrant appeal

27 April 2012, Brazzaville - Republic of the Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso has made a “vibrant appeal” for Africa to show solidarity with countries in the African Sahel region and the Horn of Africa where  millions of people are currently facing a food crisis.

In a speech marking the opening of FAO's 27th Regional Conference for Africa in Brazzaville yesterday, the President called for concrete efforts