16 October 2012, Rome - Continuing food price volatility requires improved global governance of food security FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a ministerial meeting on food price volatility today attended by some 20 ministers.
"Food prices and volatility have increased in recent years. This is expected to continue in the medium-term," he said.
"In this context, it is important to improve governance of
16 October 2012, Rome - Agricultural cooperatives, already enriching millions of small-scale farmers, could expand and make an even greater contribution against poverty and hunger, if they were given the right support by governments, civil society and academia.
That is the key message of this year's World Food Day, observed today in 150 countries. The theme this year focuses on "Agricultural cooperatives - key to feeding the
15 October 2012, Rome, Italy - The Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarci his message to FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva praised the theme of this year’s World Food Week “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future”.
His All Holiness, Bartholomew, underlined the moral imperative of overcoming world hunger, especially in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel.
The Archbishop emphasized our ethical responsibility to adopt simpler and more
Graziano da Silva said that important progress has been made in cutting the number of hungry
12 October 2012, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with members of the Coordination Committee of the Civil Society Mechanism for relations with the Committee on World Food Security.
The Coordination Committee of the CSM comprises 41 organizations representing smallholder family farmers, fisher folks, herders, landless, urban poor, agricultural and food workers, women, youth, consumers and indigenous people and 17 sub-regions.
Welcoming Civil Society representatives, the Director-General