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Discussions on bilateral cooperation

12 February 2018, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Ecuador's Agriculture and Livestock Minister at FAO Headquarters in Rome.

Both principals discussed FAO's support to the country's "Gran Minga Agropecuaria" national project and its participation in FAO's AGRISurvey system of integrated agricultural censuses and surveys. 


Photo: ©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto
Internet of Things and Big Data to improve access to information related to climate and water management in the Central American Dry Corridor
12 February 2017, Rome - FAO and Spain’s Telefonica, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, have agreed to work together to leverage the use of cutting-edge digital technologies for agricultural development, food security and nutrition, and specifically, prepare and strengthen farmers in the face of extreme weather events related to climate change.
An agreement signed today by FAO Director General, José Graziano da Silva, and Telefonica’s Global Director of
FAO Director-General appeals to the commitment of Portuguese-speaking countries to promote a sector that produces 80 percent of the world's food

The UN Decade of Family Farming is an "extraordinary opportunity" to advance public policies that allow the development of family farming and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

"Family farming is crucial to sustainable development in many aspects, including the eradication of poverty, hunger and all forms of malnutrition, as well as in preserving natural resources and biodiversity," Graziano da Silva

Photo: ©FAO/R. Grisolia
Fight against hunger and poverty requires empowering indigenous women at home and everywhere

12 January 2018, Mexico City - Progress in the fight against hunger and extreme poverty hinges on eliminating the "triple discrimination" faced by indigenous women, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today.

Indigenous women face far higher rates of poverty, chronic malnutrition and illiteracy as well as low access to health care and participation in political life, Graziano da Silva told participants from a dozen countries at

Members commend efforts to bring down administrative costs while keeping close tabs on delivery

7 December 2017, Rome - As the 158th Session of the FAO Council drew to a close today, the FAO Director-General, Jose Graziano da Silva urged member countries to renew their commitment to bringing the numbers of hungry down again. “This commitment is needed from us all,” he said.

World hunger is on the rise as the estimated number of undernourished people increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815