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But there are hopeful signs that with extra effort the MDG target can be reached

9 October 2012, Rome - Nearly 870 million people, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012, according to the new UN hunger report released today.

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 (SOFI), jointly published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), presents better

Mongolia to boost cooperation with FAO

4 October 2012, Ulaanbaator, Mongolia – In his first official mission to Mongolia, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the President of Mongolia Tsakhia Elbegdorj agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fields of food security and agriculture in Mongolia and abroad.

The Director-General and the Minister of Industry and Agriculture of Mongolia, Khaltmaa Battulga, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to this effect, bolstering joint efforts to defeat

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Chinese scholars urged to support fight against hunger
3 October 2012, Beijing/Rome - Scientists and researchers must help transform the social, environmental, political and economic situation in rural areas, where most of the world's hungry live, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told undergraduate and graduate students and academics at the China Agricultural University in Beijing today. During the visit, he also had an Honorary Professorship bestowed on him by the university.

"In the
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During Director-General’s visit to Beijing, FAO and China also sign agreement to bolster collaboration
2 October 2012, Beijing/Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today presented the Organization's highest award, the Agricola Medal, to Wen Jiabao, Premier of the State Council of China.

"This medal is struck in your honour. By conferring it, FAO wishes to pay tribute to your life-long dedication to promoting food security and poverty reduction in the People's Republic of China, and in the world,"
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Small-scale farming and local production have big role to play
27 September 2012, New York - Promotion of traditional foods and better food and nutrition education can improve diets and help mitigate the impact of high international food prices, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at a high-level meeting on nutrition held on the margins of the UN General Assembly.


The event, convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, brought together political, business, scientific and civil society