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Renewed partnerships to strengthen cooperation for the date palm value chain

19 March 2018, Abu Dhabi - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today reaffirmed its support to date palm production and development in the Near East region, including tackling the threat of Red Palm Weevil and improving the date palm value chain.

"More than ever, regional and international cooperation is needed to promote knowledge sharing, and to mobilize the necessary funding to support date

Graziano da Silva welcomes UN chief Antonio Guterres to FAO and hails his commitment to zero hunger and focus on conflict prevention and climate change

15 March 2018, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today thanked UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for his commitment to the goal of eradicating hunger and focus on the challenges caused by civil conflict and climate change.

In a bilateral meeting during the Secretary General’s first visit to FAO Headquarters since he took office in January 2017, Graziano da Silva informed Guterres that conflict and insecurity continue to be

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Graziano da Silva: "The region can not take away the support it has given to the most vulnerable in recent years"
6 March 2018, Montego Bay, Jamaica - A big regional effort to bolster social protection policies in Latin America and the Caribbean is essential to lower rural poverty and reverse the recent uptick in hunger, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today.
“The region can’t remove the support given in recent years to those who are most vulnerable,” he said at an event focused on the Zero Hunger campaign
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Eradicating all forms of malnutrition is the goal, Graizano da Silva tells Regional Conference
6 March 2018, Montego Bay, Jamaica – FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva urged governments around Latin America and the Caribbean to keep the fight against hunger at the top of their policy agendas, calling also for a “radical transformation” of food systems to combat the spreading scourge of overweight and obesity.
“Eradicating hunger must not be our only concern… in a region where 7 percent of children under the
Talks on the sidelines of the organization's 35th Regional Conference

6 March 208, Montego Bay - FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva today met with Caesar Saboto, Minister of Agriculture of St. Vincent and The Grenadines. 

Talks were held on the sidelines of FAO's Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (5-8 March) in Montego Bay, Jamaica.