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Healthy food systems will help end hunger but more cooperation is needed

20 September 2017, New York - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has joined in calls for a renewed global commitment to zero tolerance for food loss and waste. The call was made at a high-level event at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly that focused on tackling food loss and waste as a pathway to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger.

"Zero tolerance for food loss

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815 million people now hungry – Millions of children at risk from malnutrition

15 September 2017, Rome - After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition released today. At the same time, multiple forms of malnutrition are threatening the health of millions worldwide.

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Leaders of FAO, IFAD and WFP wrap up four-day visit to see drought-response

Addis Ababa, 5 September 2017 - Speaking at the conclusion of a four-day visit to Ethiopia, including to the drought-stricken Somali region, the heads of the United Nations food agencies made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people's resilience to drought and the impacts of climate shocks.

José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Gilbert F. Houngbo, President

Graziano da Silva meets Tanzania’s President John Magufuli

6 September 2017, Dar Es Salaam – José Graziano da Silva today met Tanzania’s President John Magufuli to commend the country for prioritizing food and nutrition security and to mark 40 years of FAO presence in Tanzania. 

The country's Vice President Samia Suluhu participated at an event commemorating the long-lasting cooperation. 

The pair discussed challenges and opportunities in Tanzania particularly in developing the livestock and aquaculture sectors, and addressing youth employment.

Graziano da Silva highlights potential for spice production and processing

7 September 2017, Zanzibar – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today thanked Zanzibar’s President Ali Mohamed Shein for the warm welcome during his visit to the island.

After touring a spices garden and market, Graziano da Silva praised the quality and variety of spices produced in Zanzibar and highlighted the potential for adding value such as producing for the international natural medicine sector.

At the meeting at State House, he