20 March 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today welcomed the First Lady and Secretary of Social Inclusion of El Salvador, Vanda Pignata, to headquarters in Rome, where the two discussed the urgency of empowering women as key to food security, fighting poverty and promoting social inclusion.
Pignata has led a drive for transformational change by involving women and other marginalized groups in society.
FAO is supporting the
20 March 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed the Prime Minister of Tanzania, Mizengo Pinda, to Rome headquarters today. The Prime Minister stressed the importance of involving the private sector and other actors as key to continuing the country’s development through agriculture.
“Poverty is still a big issue in Tanzania, and we believe that agriculture is the answer to this problem,” Pinda said.
“The National Crusade Against Hunger is a government priority. All our efforts should converge to assist vulnerable populations,” Peña Nieto said. “The Crusade focuses on those who
Rome, 19 March 2013 - FAO Director-General Jose’ Graziano da Silva attended the inaugural Mass for Pope Francis at the Vatican on Tuesday, saying the United Nations would look to Pope Francis as a “friend of the poor” to support the fight against hunger, malnutrition and extreme poverty.
Graziano da Silva was at the ceremony on behalf of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, joining other dignitaries and crowds of worshippers gathered
18 March 2013, Rome - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva reviewed hunger and poverty-fighting strategies, including the "social technologies" pioneered by Brazil, at a meeting at FAO headquarters today.
Stating that "it is fundamental to end hunger", President Rousseff noted that three aspects of the Brazilian anti-hunger programme are essential.
It is vital to accurately map hunger so that planners know