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US Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden in talks with Graziano da Silva

9 June 2015, Rome – United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Krysta Harden, today met FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, for talks that focused on nutrition and biotechnology.

Deputy Secretary Harden, who attended FAO’s governing Conference, said she was “very pleased” with its outcomes. “It was my first one (Conference) so I did not know what to expect. I think it was very well organized.”

“I’ve heard that in the

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Graziano da Silva spells out key focus areas - Conference attended in record numbers

8 June 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, in his first policy statement since his overwhelming re-election, today outlined that eradicating hunger, raising levels of nutrition and addressing climate change will be among the Organization's top priorities over the next four years.

"I thank you for showing confidence in the Organization under my leadership," Graziano da Silva told members of FAO's governing Conference meeting in

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Parties sign first agreement since country joined FAO in 2013
8 June 2015, Rome - Singapore and FAO will work together to improve food and nutrition security in Southeast Asia, with a special focus on food safety and fisheries, according to a new agreement signed today - the first since the city-state joined the Organization in 2013.

Improving the health and safety of food, including street foods, and combating illegal, unreported and unregulated
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President addresses FAO Conference

8 June 2015, Rome - Poverty lies at the root of hunger, and active state policies directed at eradicating inequality are the most effective way to eradicate malnutrition, Argentina President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said here today.

Those who suffer hunger are those who can't afford to buy food, and so we believe we must focus on that aspect," she told government representatives gathered at FAO's

Norway’s Minister for Agriculture and Food in talks with FAO’s Director-General

8 June 2015, Rome – Norway’s Minister for Agriculture and Food, Sylvi Listhaug, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, held talks today that focused on fighting hunger, promoting sustainable agriculture and addressing climate change.

“This is my first visit to FAO so I was very interested to learn about the work that the Organization is doing, and what is on the agenda,” Minister Listhaug said following her meeting with