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FAO’s Graziano da Silva and WFP’s David Beasley in Washington underscore need for increased funding to tackle looming crises

6 June 2017, Washington DC – The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization the World Food Programme (WFP) emphasized their fruitful cooperation in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, noting how each UN agency exploits its own comparative advantage while also calling for increased funding to tackle pressing food crises in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan – where a famine has been declared- and Yemen.

Jose Graziano da Silva and

Graziano da Silva and WFP Executive Director David Beasley share views on hunger crises

5 June 2017, Washington DC - Peace is the most important precondition when fighting famine, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today, highlighting that local food production remains vital even during times of conflict.

Graziano da Silva stressed the need to increase and reinforcing local food production -including livestock, fisheries and agriculture- in famine-affected countries as livelihoods are particularly vulnerable during conflict. 

At an event organized by the Center for

7 June 2017, Rome - The Vice-President of Honduras, Ricardo Alvarez Arias, today visited FAO for talks on joint work with the agency's Deputy Director-General Dan Gustafson. 

Watch his remarks following the meeting:


Graziano da Silva hails landmark treaty as beginning of end for rogue fishing

31 May 2017, Oslo - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today attended the first Meeting of the Parties of the Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA) to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, an international treaty aimed at stopping rogue fishing practices.

“The PSMA gives the world all the instruments necessary to achieve our goal," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at the

Partnering to boost food and nutrition security around the world

30 May 2017, Brussels - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Neven Mimica, the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, today on the margins of the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. 

Both principals discussed ongoing joint efforts to boost food and nutrition security around the world as well as to foster sustainable agriculture and initiatives to bolster community resilience in the face of disaster,