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FAO Director-General: Information key to empowering farmers, creating markets, improving food quality and supply

14 October 2017, Bergamo - Access to reliable information, including on changing weather patterns and market conditions, is essential for empowering farmers, especially those in developing countries, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

"There is an urgent need to take the data which is available globally and to translate it to the ground level," Graziano da Silva said in remarks made during a

Graziano da Silva meets US Secretary of Agriculture Perdue at G7 ministerial meeting in Bergamo

14 October 2017, Bergamo – United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today stressed that achieving greater food safety goes hand in hand with the establishment of sound scientific standards for trade in food and agricultural products.

During their talks on the sidelines of the G7 Agriculture Ministerial Meeting in Bergamo,  Perdue and Graziano da Silva also called for special attention to be

Talks on the sidelines of the Committee on World Food Security

12 October 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Sudan's State Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Eldaw Bakhit Mohamed Sabri. 

Talks took place on the sidelines of the 44th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). The CFS is based at FAO and is the top forum of the United Nations on food security policies.

Watch his remarks following the meeting (arabic):

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European Commissioner Mimica says EU will host pledging conference in 2018

10 October 2017, Rome – The European Union is joining FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in a global campaign to eradicate Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) - also known as sheep and goat plague - a highly contagious and devastating viral animal disease that causes major losses in regions home to millions of the world's poorest people.

European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica,

FAO Director-General meets Scaling Up Nutrition movement Coordinator

11 October 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Gerda Verburg, Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, a country-led movement advancing health and development through improved nutrition. 

"We are working together to improve nutrition at the country level because it is at country level where it has to happen," Verburg said in remarks following the meeting. 

The meeting took place at FAO headquarters