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FAO Director-General meets India’s Union Ministers to discuss food security and agriculture

8 September 2014, New Delhi, India – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed India’s efforts against hunger in a meeting with two Indian cabinet Ministers during his visit to the country.

In a meeting with the Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, and the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vias Paswan, Graziano da Silva cited the National Food Security Act as a recent

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India well positioned to take global role in post-2015 push to eradicate hunger, improve nutrition worldwide
8 September 2014, New Delhi, India – Today FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was named Doctor Honoris Causa by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) and made a Fellow of India's National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) during his first official mission to the country.

“This is truly a great honor,” said Graziano da Silva. “The NAAS and IARI have a rich history of contributing to agricultural
Director-General sees the country’s vertical farming system as a new opportunity for agricultural development

5 September 2014, Singapore – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has praised the innovative efforts on food security and food safety undertaken by Singapore, during his first official visit to one of FAO’s newest member countries.

During the visit Graziano da Silva noted how FAO and Singapore are committed to boosting food security and food safety in Singapore as well as in the wider region, by using, for example,

High-level talks focus on food security, small-scale fisheries and nutrition in the SIDS

4 September 2014, Apia, Samoa - FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva has reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to address food and nutritional insecurity and sustainable livelihood programs in the Small Island Developing States in a series of high-level bilateral meetings on the margins of the SIDS Conference, held in Apia, Samoa.

During talks with heads of state, government leaders and other top officials, the FAO Director-General also stressed the need

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"We want more than just survival. We strive for sustainable development." - FAO Director General at SIDS Summit in Samoa

3 September 2014, Apia, Samoa/Rome - Coping with climate change should be seen as more than just a question of survival for small island countries - the international community should view it as a challenge to take unified action and notch up efforts to shift to a sustainable model of development, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

"Climate change is happening before our eyes. Rising sea