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Talks reinforce coordination on tropical forest basins

18 September 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, met Henri Djombo, Minister of Forest Economy and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Congo, on 18 September.

Both leaders exchanged views on issues of common interest, including a proposal by Congo to improve coordination among the world’s three tropical forest basins. In this context, Graziano da Silva underlined that the issue had also been raised during his

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AGORA makes online scientific literature available to over 100 poor countries - Tenth anniversary celebrated in Rome

16 September 2013, Rome - AGORA, a programme that brings key scientific literature on food, agriculture and related fields to students, researchers and scientists, has become a crucial tool for some of the world's poorest countries.

Ten years after its launch in 2003, AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) now provides free or low-cost access to over 3 500 key journals and 3 300 books in

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Direct economic costs of $750 billion annually – Better policies required, and “success stories” need to be scaled up and replicated

11 September 2013, Rome - The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new FAO report.

Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources is the first study to analyze the impacts of

Graziano da Silva, WFP and IFAD reps say UN-Italian collaboration on improving nutrition and sustainability vital

10 September 2013, Rome – FAO Director-General Jose’ Graziano da Silva stressed the importance of Italy’s support for international hunger-fighting efforts, including its upcoming role in hosting Expo 2015 in Milan, which will focus on food security.

During a meeting with Premier Enrico Letta, Graziano da Silva, along with representatives of the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development, talked about the importance of the planned EXPO,

El Ministro de Agricultura de Chile se reúne con el Director General de la FAO

Roma, 9 de Septiembre de 2013 – Chile se encuentra plenamente comprometida en una política alimentaria nacional destinada a garantizar la seguridad alimentaria del país, afirmó hoy el Ministro de Agricultura de Chile, Luis Mayol Bouchon en el transcurso del encuentro bilateral que han mantenido en la sede de la FAO en Roma con el Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva.

Durante dicho encuentro el Ministro dio