16 January 2015, Rome/Bata - A footballer dressed in white garb dribbles a ball across an abandoned underground construction site, laser focused, dust stirring up around him as he angles for the winning kick — he takes it and scores. The scene: part of a video ad by FAO that will be shown throughout the upcoming African Cup of Nations; the winning kick: a metaphor for overcoming hunger
14 January 2015, Hanoi, Viet Nam - The National Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC), a major initiative to eradicate hunger in Viet Nam, was launched today by the Government of Viet Nam in collaboration with the United Nations, including FAO.
The launch, led by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dũng along with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, and other leaders of line ministries
Brasilia, 5 January 2015 – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff hailed the support provided by FAO in her country’s battle against hunger.
The head of state offered public thanks to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, who was present as she was sworn in for her second term of office, and reaffirmed Brazil’s commitment to support FAO’s visions and efforts to encourage South-South cooperation.
Cooperation between developing nations has been a policy
31 December, 2014 Rome - Brazil has added $17 million in funding to projects undertaken in its ongoing partnership with FAO, highlighting the Latin American country's role as a key regional and global contributor to the fight against hunger.
The decisions, added to ongoing projects has increased the portfolio of Brazil-funded projects through FAO to over $100 million. The latest projects approved during the month of
2014 was the International Year of Family Farming, and throughout the year FAO worked with our partners to keep the spotlight pinned on this critical player in the global food, nutrition and agriculture arena.
According to the 2014 edition of our annual State of Food and Agriculture report — which focused on the needs