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FAO Director-General maps the year ahead to Council members

4 December 2017, Rome - The recent increase in the number of hungry people in the world requires immediate action to reverse this situation, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the FAO Council today.

He noted that the latest hunger figure - 815 million people - marked the first increase after more than a decade of steady decline. Obesity and overweight are also growing, in

Joint publication launched contains selection of articles published

1 December 2017, Rome - FAO and EFE news agency today agreed to renew the fruitful collaboration begun in 2013 to enhance visibility of agriculture, food and nutrition information to the Spanish-speaking world.

An agreement signed between FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, and EFE’s President José Antonio Vera, renews the partnership with the world’s leading Spanish news agency, which enabled unprecedented coverage of FAO's work for a world without

Diaz Granados: "Cooperation with FAO allows us to bring practical and efficient solutions to the territories"

29 November 2017, Rome – Colombia’s Vice Minister for Rural Development, Juan Pablo Díaz Granados, today thanked FAO for its support in the implementation of the country’s Peace Accords and rural reform programmes.

"It is a very tight and fluid cooperation that allows us to go to the territories to bring practical and efficient solutions hand-in-hand with FAO, with its technical assistance and its experience," said the Deputy Minister in

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Making "farm to table" chains greener and more participatory in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.

28 November 2017, London/Rome - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to step up their joint efforts to make agrifood systems stronger, greener and more inclusive across Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.

The two institutions also stressed the importance of climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives

Helping family farmers and assuring access to food are key challenges today, FAO’s chief tells British lawmakers

28 November 2017, Rome/London - The fight against hunger is at an "inflection point" today and supporting family farmers is critical to its success, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva told British lawmakers late Monday.

"The main cause of hunger nowadays is not the lack of food, but the lack of access to it," he said in an address to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development.