29 January 2012. Addis Ababa – FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, and the President of Djibouti, Ismael Omar Guelleh, discussed food security and cooperation in a side-meeting during the 18th African Union Summit. Graziano da Silva stated that the fight against hunger in the Horn of Africa was his top priority. Guelleh said that, in Djibouti, key areas for food security were fish farming, palm tree production and
In just two days, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has gone from reaching out to members of social movements in South America to meeting in Europe with some of the globe’s most influential business figures and decision-makers.
Graziano da Silva is in Davos, Switzerland, to take part in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. He arrived in Davos immediately after attending the 2012 Thematic Social Forum
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Graziano da Silva met in Berlin on Friday, 20 January, to discuss global food security issues, FAO’s work and how to strengthen cooperation.
During their meeting the two agreed that ensuring global food security is one of the biggest challenges facing the international community today, in particular given climate change.
Merkel told Graziano da Silva that Germany supports FAO in its efforts to efficiently fight hunger
3 January 2012, Rome- Two days after taking over, FAO's new Director-General José Graziano da Silva told his inaugural press conference that the total elimination of hunger and undernourishment from the world will be his top priority.
Graziano da Silva told journalists that with a term in office of only three and a half years there was no time to lose. FAO would begin by scaling up its support to a
1 January 2012, Rome - José Graziano da Silva has formally taken the helm of the Food and Agriculture Organization.
The new Director-General is pushing for a renewed focus on food security, offering to scale up FAO support available to low-income and food deficit countries — especially those facing protracted crises.
"We will create teams that draw together the Organization's skills in policy advice, investment planning, resource mobilization, emergency