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Director-General addresses Regional Conference for Africa

26 April 2012, Brazzaville - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today that funding gaps to assist herders, agro-pastoralists and farmers in the ongoing rainy season in the Sahel and Horn of Africa total over 110 million dollars.

"In the Horn of Africa, we are losing the opportunity to build on our recent gains and assure resilient rural communities. In the Sahel, this means not

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United Arab Emirates donates facility for communication, knowledge sharing and e-learning

24 April 2012, Rome - An international media and knowledge centre was inaugurated at FAO headquarters today by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.


Funded by the United Arab Emirates, the Centre is named for the country's founder and late president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, who once said, "Give me

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President of Azerbaijan calls hunger one of the “greatest curses of the 21st century”

20 April 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan - Countries of Europe and Central Asia today unanimously reaffirmed their commitment to working together to promote sustainable rural development, tackle malnutrition and end hunger.

Speaking at FAO's Regional Conference for Europe, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev called hunger "one of the greatest curses of the 21st century."

"It is unbelievable that today there are people who die

President of Azerbaijan calls hunger one of the “greatest curses of the 21st century”

20 April 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan - Countries of Europe and Central Asia today unanimously reaffirmed their commitment to working together to promote sustainable rural development, tackle malnutrition and end hunger. 

Speaking at FAO's Regional Conference for Europe, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev called hunger "one of the greatest curses of the 21st century."

"It is unbelievable that today there are people who die from hunger -- we need

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FAO Regional Conference for Europe discusses regional and global priorities

19 April 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan  - The success of efforts to shift over the longer term to a model of sustainable economic development taking place under the Rio+20 umbrella will require that the world first tackle its "most urgent" challenge -- ending hunger, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

"We cannot call development sustainable if we are leaving almost one in every seven people behind,