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Food insecurity and political instability are interrelated – Graziano da Silva

26 January 2015, New York - Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said during a special meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission held here today.

“Food security is an important foundation for peace, political stability and sustainable development. In the history of humanity, time and time again we have seen vicious circles

Letter of thanks from US Ambassador to the United Nations agencies in Rome

20 January 2015 - In a letter sent to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, the United States Permanent Representative to the Rome-based United Nations agencies, Ambassador David Lane, thanks FAO’s support during media reporting tour to Mozambique.

The US Ambassador travelled with journalists from Namibia, Swaziland, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Mozambique to report on FAO's work in Mozambique in coordination with the United States, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Talks at the Global Forum of Food and Agriculture also focused on the post-2015 development agenda and the FAO Conference in June

19 January 2015, Berlin – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has highlighted some of the most important events on the organization’s 2015 calendar during meetings with agriculture ministers who attended the Global Forum of Food and Agriculture in Berlin from 15-17 January.

The International Year of Soils, the post-2015 development agenda and the upcoming FAO Conference, were among the themes of the Director-General’s  bilateral discussions with Ministers and Vice-Ministers

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Graziano da Silva: Competition for resources and energy necessitates a "paradigm shift" – Biofuels should be part of the mix

16 January 2015, Berlin – Increasing competition for natural resource and emerging resource bottlenecks mean that global agriculture can no longer operate using a "business as usual" approach – the input-intensive agricultural development model used for the past 40 years is no longer sustainable, and a "paradigm shift" in food production is needed.

This was the key message of a speech delivered today by FAO Director-General José

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FAO and CAF kick off “African Football against Hunger”

16 January 2015, Rome/Bata - A footballer dressed in white garb dribbles a ball across an abandoned underground construction site, laser focused, dust stirring up around him as he angles for the winning kick — he takes it and scores. The scene: part of a video ad by FAO that will be shown throughout the upcoming African Cup of Nations; the winning kick: a metaphor for overcoming hunger