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Georgia among 18 countries to have succeeded on two hunger targets

16 June 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva congratulated Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili on his country’s achievements in fighting hunger during a bilateral meeting at FAO Headquarters today.

Georgia is one of the 18 countries to have met both the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG1) of halving the percentage of hungry people in their populations,  and the more stringent World Food Summit (WFS) target of

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FAO honours institutions, individuals for outstanding action against hunger - three new FAO countries

15 June 2013, Rome - The European Union (EU) will continue to build long-term resilience among the most vulnerable, tackle the root causes of hunger and poverty and improve nutrition, said José Manuel Barroso, addressing the FAO Conference.

Barroso, President of the European Commission, accepted an award for the EU's €1 billion initiative against hunger, partly implemented together with FAO in response to high food

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Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen calls for broader approach to ending hunger
15 June 2013, Rome - If the world wants to conquer hunger, it needs to tackle all the causes of hunger simultaneously particularly poverty, and not just concentrate on producing more food, Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics, told the opening session of the FAO Conference.

Delivering the McDougall Memorial Lecture on food security, Sen said:  "The main factors behind the continuation of world hunger include
EL Premio Nobel Amartya Sen pide un enfoque más amplio en la lucha contra el hambre

15 de junio de 2013, Roma, Italy - Si el mundo quiere derrotar al hambre, deberá enfrentarse a todas sus causas de forma simultánea, en particular la pobreza, y no sólo concentrarse en producir más alimentos, aseguró hoy el Premio Nobel de Economía Amartya Sen, en una reunión con el Director General de la FAO.  En dicho encuentro, celebrado hoy en la sede la Organización, ambos han coincidido en la importancia

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Director General stresses Iraq’s agricultural potential

14 June 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO enjoys a key role in working with Iraq in overcoming developmental issues, Iraq’s Agriculture Minister, Izzeddin Abdullah H. Aldola, said today during a meeting with Director General. The Iraqi Minister is the current chair of the FAO Near East Regional Commission. He also underlined the excellent cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Regional Office and the FAO Headquarters and showed his