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“El mayor reto al que se enfrenta el mundo es modificar un sistema absolutamente insostenible de producción y consumo” – Jorge Viana

6 diciembre 2013, Roma, Italy – “No hay desafío mayor para quienes ocupamos este planeta que combatir el hambre, lograr mayor disponibilidad de alimentos y reducir los desperdicios”, ha afirmado hoy Jorge Viana, Vicepresidente del Senado de Brasil y Senador por el estado de Acre (en la Amazonía Brasileña) tras mantener un encuentro con el Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, en la sede de la

Director-General of hunger-fighting agency remembers former South African president

6 December 2013, Rome, Italy -“We have lost one of the world’s passionate defenders of the right to food,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, on learning of the death of Nelson Mandela,  former South Africa president.

“As a true champion of human rights, Nelson Mandela understood that the hunger of millions of people was unjust and unsustainable,” said the FAO Director-General.

“At FAO, we have been inspired over the

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US$2 million IFAD grant to FAO for capacity development

Rome, 5 December 2013 - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a grant of US$2 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for enhanced management and implementation of agricultural development programmes. The pilot project will improve planning capacity of developing countries. Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD, and José Graziano da Silva, Director General of FAO, signed the grant agreement today

Republic of Congo President Sassou Nguessoto visit FAO next week

4 December 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Rigobert Maboundou,Minister for Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Congo.

During the meeting, Graziano da Silva thanked Minister Maboundou for his “exemplary work as the chairman of the Regional Conference for Africa,” as his mandate drew to a close. “I am very pleased for the time spent as the chair of the Regional Conference

FAO congratulates Zambian Minister for the adoption of the National Agriculture Investment Plan

3 December 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with Robert Sichinga, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Zambia.During the meeting, Graziano da Silva congratulated Minister Sichinga for the adoption of the National Agriculture Investment Plan (NAIP) which FAO helped to develop. They also discussed the third round of Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSFP), where Zambia benefits with over