27 February 2013, Rome, Italy – Sir Gordon Conway presented his recently published book, One Billion Hungry: Can we feed the world?, today at FAO headquarters, during a seminar focusing on the urgent need to sustainably increase agricultural production to feed and nourish a growing world population confronted especially by the challenge of a warming climate.
The presentation was followed by a panel discussion with participation of the heads of the
27 February 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO will assist the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to establish country offices on FAO’s premises in selected countries, according to a framework agreement signed today by the chiefs of the two Rome-based food agencies.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze signed the accord at IFAD headquarters during its Governing Council.
The agreement is
26 February 2013, Rome - The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) and FAO on Monday formally partnered to identify opportunities where Brazilian experience and expertise can best contribute to the battle against hunger under FAO’s South-South Cooperation initiative.
“Food security is our top priority, and to reach that goal, we need improved and sustainable agricultural production,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
“EMBRAPA has an important
The first donation to the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund was made official in a ceremony at the margins of the third Africa-South America Summit in Malabo, attended by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
New York, 20 February 2013 - Quinoa can play an important role in eradicating hunger, malnutrition and poverty, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the official launch of the International Year of Quinoa at UN Headquarters.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President Evo Morales of Bolivia and First Lady Nadine Heredia Alarcón de Humala of Peru were among the high-level participants in a day-long