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"If we unite to increase food security for women, we also nourish the minds and bodies of whole communities"
Joint statement from the leaders*of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).

* José Graziano da Silva, Director-General FAO; Kanayo F. Nwanze, President IFAD; Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director WFP; Irene Khan, Director-General IDLO.

8 March 2013, Rome
- On International Women's Day
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Need to focus on building resilience and reducing risks
8 March 2013, Geneva/Rome – Droughts cause the deaths and displacement of more people than cyclones, floods and earthquakes combined, making them the world’s most destructive natural hazard. Yet while droughts are expected to increase in frequency, area and intensity due to climate change, effective drought management policies are missing in most parts of the world. Three United Nations institutions have now joined forces to promote the development and adoption of
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FAO Director-General José Graziano and EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs conclude successful three-day visit

7 March 2013, Lilongwe/Rome - FAO and the European Union have reaffirmed their commitment to working closely together to tackle food insecurity in Africa and support sustainable agricultural development across the continent. 

At the end of a three-day joint visit to Malawi with EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said that encouraging diversification in the agricultural sector and improving market access would have a huge

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FAO, EU and Government of Malawi discuss way forward

06 March 2013, Lilongwe – Crop diversification, increasing the productivity and production of farmers through small-scale irrigation projects, improving local market systems, and other actions being implemented by the government could give a strong push to the eradication of hunger and malnutrition in Malawi, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today, following a high-level discussion with President Joyce Banda of Malawi and EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs.

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EU Commissioner Piebalgs and FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva in high-level visit

5 March 2013, Brussels/Rome/Lilongwe - During a high level visit to Malawi, EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, and José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), met today with President Joyce Banda to discuss the country's challenges on nutrition and food security, and to underline ongoing EU and FAO support in this area.

Malawi has made progress in the fight against hunger but