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Helping family farmers and assuring access to food are key challenges today, FAO’s chief tells British lawmakers

28 November 2017, Rome/London - The fight against hunger is at an "inflection point" today and supporting family farmers is critical to its success, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva told British lawmakers late Monday.

"The main cause of hunger nowadays is not the lack of food, but the lack of access to it," he said in an address to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development.


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FAO’s Director-General notes all nations have work to do to assure sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems

27 November 2017, Rome/London - Agriculture is poised for another major transformation as gains from the Green Revolution come up against natural resource limits, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

"The future of agriculture is not input-intensive, but knowledge-intensive. This is the new paradigm," he said in a keynote speech at the Chatham House think tank.

Food production increased over the last decades, but at a high cost to

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COP23: FAO Director-General urges climate change mitigation and adaptation throughout food system

14 November 2017, Bonn/Rome - Emissions from the agriculture sectors are set to increase in the future, further contributing to climate change, unless the world adopts sustainable, climate-smart ways of producing, transporting, processing and consuming food, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warned today at the United Nations Climate Change conference, COP 23.

"Climate change puts millions of people in a vicious cycle of food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty.

Talks on ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases

17 November 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Unitaid's Executive Director, Lelio Marmora. 

Unitaid is an international organisation that invests in new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It also works to improve access to diagnostics and treatment for HIV co-infection including hepatitis C.

Unitaid is a hosted partnership of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Focus on improving child nutrition

16 November 2017, Rome - FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva today met Peru's Minister for Development and Social Inclusion, Fiorella Molinelli. 

Watch her remarks following their meeting: