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“Conscious food consumption is key for healthy diets” – Minister Fazekas

27 October 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with the Hungarian Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas, who was in Rome to attend the Global Dialogue on Family Farming (GDFF), a forum to discuss ways for governments, farmers' organizations and the private sector to galvanize concrete action in support of family farmers beyond the International Year of Family Farming in 2014.

“Family farmers play a very important role

Photo: ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano
€41 million effort should help end hunger, foster stability and adapt to climate change
22 October 2014, Brussels/Rome - The European Union (EU) and FAO in collaboration with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) have launched a €41 million, 4.5-year programme to bolster sustainable land management and restore drylands and degraded lands in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.  

The programme, named Action Against Desertification, is crucial in fighting hunger and poverty, fostering stability and
Agencies discuss enhanced potential of nuclear sciences for food and agriculture

21 October 2014, Rome - FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva today met the new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Deputy Director General and Head of Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, Aldo Malavasi.

The IAEA is the world’s center of cooperation in the nuclear field.

Da Silva and Malavasi discussed the successful cooperation through the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture.

Photo: ©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto
Joint agreement formalises collaboration on food issues

17 October 2014, Rome - The National Geographic Society and FAO today agreed to work together to provide information and raise awareness about hunger and nutrition.

In particular, when reporting on food and agriculture, National Geographic will utilize food and agricultural statistics as well as trends and data sets, sourced from FAO's statistical service, FAOStat.

Speaking at the agreement's signing ceremony in Rome, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva

“Governments must pursue integrated rural development as the basis for modern agriculture” – John Kufuor

17 October 2014, Rome - The public sector must pursue integrated rural development as the basis for modernized and commercial agriculture, former President of the Republic of Ghana John Kufuor said at FAO yesterday a meeting with its Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, yesterday.

“The public sector should provide the environment for the private sector, the farmers, to grow efficiently and this the public sector can do by pursuing integrated