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India looks forward to FAO’s help in addressing emerging challenges facing the country’s agriculture sector

10 September 2014, New Delhi, India – The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, have agreed on how to strengthen efforts to promote India’s food security and sustainable agricultural development during talks held in New Delhi. Tuesday’s meeting was Modi’s first with the FAO Director-General since he took office as Prime Minister in May.

During the

FAO Director-General meets India’s Union Ministers to discuss food security and agriculture

8 September 2014, New Delhi, India – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed India’s efforts against hunger in a meeting with two Indian cabinet Ministers during his visit to the country.

In a meeting with the Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, and the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vias Paswan, Graziano da Silva cited the National Food Security Act as a recent

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India well positioned to take global role in post-2015 push to eradicate hunger, improve nutrition worldwide
8 September 2014, New Delhi, India – Today FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was named Doctor Honoris Causa by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) and made a Fellow of India's National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) during his first official mission to the country.

“This is truly a great honor,” said Graziano da Silva. “The NAAS and IARI have a rich history of contributing to agricultural
Director-General sees the country’s vertical farming system as a new opportunity for agricultural development

5 September 2014, Singapore – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has praised the innovative efforts on food security and food safety undertaken by Singapore, during his first official visit to one of FAO’s newest member countries.

During the visit Graziano da Silva noted how FAO and Singapore are committed to boosting food security and food safety in Singapore as well as in the wider region, by using, for example,

High-level talks focus on food security, small-scale fisheries and nutrition in the SIDS

4 September 2014, Apia, Samoa - FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva has reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to address food and nutritional insecurity and sustainable livelihood programs in the Small Island Developing States in a series of high-level bilateral meetings on the margins of the SIDS Conference, held in Apia, Samoa.

During talks with heads of state, government leaders and other top officials, the FAO Director-General also stressed the need