26 February 2013, Rome - The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) and FAO on Monday formally partnered to identify opportunities where Brazilian experience and expertise can best contribute to the battle against hunger under FAO’s South-South Cooperation initiative.
“Food security is our top priority, and to reach that goal, we need improved and sustainable agricultural production,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
“EMBRAPA has an important
The first donation to the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund was made official in a ceremony at the margins of the third Africa-South America Summit in Malabo, attended by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
New York, 20 February 2013 - Quinoa can play an important role in eradicating hunger, malnutrition and poverty, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the official launch of the International Year of Quinoa at UN Headquarters.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President Evo Morales of Bolivia and First Lady Nadine Heredia Alarcón de Humala of Peru were among the high-level participants in a day-long
Minister Berthé stressed the importance of targeting assistance
He told a special joint meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council and the Economic and Financial Committee of the General Assembly in New York:
"We are approaching 2015, the deadline for the Millennium