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Food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture are key to achieving the SDGs

16 November 2015, Ottawa - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Canadian federal authorities and experts for talks that focused on global development efforts, in particular in agriculture, fisheries, forestry, food safety, statistics and resilience. During his visit to Ottawa, Graziano da Silva also discussed how to strengthen cooperation between FAO and Canada in these areas.

The talks included Carolina Giliberti, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Food

La alianza estrecha los vínculos de la FAO con el entorno académico

9 de noviembre de 2015, Roma – La FAO y la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) firmaron hoy un acuerdo con el objetivo de fortalecer el intercambio de información y conocimiento con una de las universidades más dinámicas de España, que cuenta con más de 18.000 alumnos y 40 programas académicos de grado.

Ambas organizaciones trabajarán de forma conjunta en actividades formativas, de comunicación, investigación y de promoción

Renforcer les systèmes alimentaires et améliorer la résilience des petits agriculteurs au Burundi

Rome, 6 novembre 2015--- M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO, s’est entretenu aujourd’hui avec M. Déo Guide Rurema, Ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’élevage du Burundi, lors de sa première visite au siège de l’Organisation.

La discussion a porté sur les efforts réalisés par le pays dans le cadre de la lutte contre la malnutrition et l’insécurité alimentaire. Le Directeur général a salué cet engagement et

Put spotlight on Milan Charter and Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

29 October 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Italy’s Minister for Public Health, Beatrice Lorenzin, to discuss joint efforts on nutrition and animal health and to review the successful collaboration throughout Expo Milano 2015, which concludes today.

The FAO Director-General expressed his gratitude for the excellent collaboration of the Italian Government with FAO in the framework of Expo and for Italy’s key support to

New partnership for agricultural development and food and nutrition security

29 October 2015, Rome- FAO and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) have joined forces to boost their respective interventions in support of agricultural development and food and nutrition security in the African continent.

An agreement signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the CEO of NEPAD’s planning and coordination branch, Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, focuses on priority areas for cooperation including