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FAO and CELAC coordinate their agendas to move towards zero hunger in all countries of the region, through CELAC’s Plan for Food Security, Nutrition and Hunger Eradication 2025

10 March 2015, Santiago de Chile - The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have aligned their efforts under a common

FAO Director-General meets the Secretary-General of lusophone countries

5 March 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met the Secretary-General of the Community of the Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP), Murade Isaac Murargy, to review the achievements and the challenges of the technical cooperation agreement signed by both organizations one year ago.

With a total allocated contribution of $500,000 USD, the agreement established a programme to support CPLP and its governments, parliaments and

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FAO Director-General speaks at 26th Caribbean Community summit

27 February 2015, Nassau - Agriculture, particularly family farming, is crucial for Caribbean countries to achieve food security as they face climate change and other challenges, and can also spur their economic development by creating jobs, especially for youth, according to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

In a statement to a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government summit in the Bahamas on Thursday, he stressed how over

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Assessment highlights results gained by working more strategically with member countries

25 February 2015, Rome – A newly released report highlights the depth and breadth of the transformational changes taking place across the Organization. The 2014 Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) report finds that FAO has taken concrete measures and demonstrated strong executive leadership to instil a results-oriented culture at both the organizational and country level. 

“FAO is in the process of making

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FAO Director-General speaks at Caribbean Community agriculture ministers’ meeting
25 February 2015, Nassau - Over the last two decades efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition in the Caribbean have made substantial progress, but these need to be further strengthened, according to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

Since 1990 the prevalence of undernourishment in the Caribbean fell from 27 to 20 percent, but even now more than 7.5 million people still suffer hunger while obesity is another