27 August 2012, Nairobi/Rome - A UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) staff member has been killed in an attack by an armed group in Southern Somalia, the hunger-fighting agency announced.
"Our deepest condolences go out to the family and colleagues of Mr. Yassin Mohamed Hassan, who was killed this morning in Merka," said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
"Our thoughts are also with staff members who
This is one of the key messages that FAO is transmitting this week at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden.
The remarks came during a high-level panel discussion at the International Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea. UN Secretary-General Ban
30 July, Lisbon, Portugal - Ending hunger is not a puzzle. Nor does it require much time or large investment. And there’s an example: Brazil significantly reduced the problem with its Zero Hunger programme. Its primary instigator was former President Lula da Silva, but he was also assisted by José Graziano da Silva, the current Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
"One of the great challenges we have today is to use academic knowledge to understand and