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Director-General addresses informal meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Milan
30 September, 2014, Milan - European governments must help combat hunger and malnutrition on a global level, as failure to do so will only boost migration flows and stoke conflicts, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

 "Food insecurity and conflict go hand in hand" he said, noting that extreme climatic events, troubles in Africa and the Near East and now the Ebola outbreak in West
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Director-General urges support for science-based options in pursuit of global food security

29 September 2014, Rome - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable while acknowledging that "we cannot rely on an input intensive model to increase production and that the solutions of the past have shown their limits," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today in his opening remarks to the 24th session of the Committee

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The president of the Dominican Republic gives the keynote speech to FAO’s Committee on Agriculture

29 September 2014, Rome – “The only sustainable strategy to combat hunger is the revitalization of the countryside and its capacity to produce adequate food and incomes for rural households,” Danilo Medina, president of the Repubilc, said Monday in his keynote speech opening the 24th session of the Committee on Agriculture, one of the main governing bodies for the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.

The president said the countryside

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In talks hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama, FAO Director-General outlines FAO's role in Global Health Security Agenda

26 September 2014, Washington, D.C. - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today stressed the need for controls on animal health to help curb the spread of Ebola and other infectious diseases dangerous to humans, during discussions hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama.

The FAO chief joined leaders of the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and representatives from more than 40 countries at

FAO Director-General contributes his thoughts on Thomson Reuters Foundation blog

25 September 2014, New York - On the occasion of the 69th UN General Assembly underway in New York, the Director-General has published a joint blog co-authored and signed by Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Charles Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland; Rosario Robles Berlanga, Secretary of Social Development of Mexico; Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD and Ertharin