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FAO Director-General speaks at Caribbean Community agriculture ministers’ meeting
25 February 2015, Nassau - Over the last two decades efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition in the Caribbean have made substantial progress, but these need to be further strengthened, according to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

Since 1990 the prevalence of undernourishment in the Caribbean fell from 27 to 20 percent, but even now more than 7.5 million people still suffer hunger while obesity is another
FAO Director-General meets Liberia’s Agriculture Minister

20 February 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Liberia’s Agriculture Minister Florence Chenoweth, to review the efforts carried out by Liberia, Sierra Leona and Guinea, the three worst-affected countries by the Ebola Virus Disease, to contain the virus and continue on the path towards improved food security and better livelihoods for their farmers.

Da Silva congratulated the Liberians on the reduction of Ebola cases and

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FAO Director-General speaks at International Forum on Agriculture and Climate Change
20 February 2015, Paris - The model of agricultural production that predominates today is not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

While the numbers of the chronically hungry have been reduced by 100 million over the past decade, 805 million still go without enough to eat on a regular basis, he noted in
Minister Fabius highlights FAO’s “relief-recover-resilience” approach in the Philippines

20 February 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met France’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, Laurent Fabius, in Paris where the FAO chief attended the government-organized International Forum on Agriculture and Climate Change.

Both discussed FAO’s engagement in efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change, and Minister Fabius reiterated the country’s full support to this work, insisting on FAO’s “prominent role” in finding

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Agriculture, crucial in climate change discussions

20 February 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met France’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Stéphane Le Foll, in Paris where the FAO chief attended the government-organized International Forum on Agriculture and Climate Change.

Da Silva and Le Foll discussed FAO’s engagement in  efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change, especially through “Climate Smart Agriculture,” an integrative approach that seeks to address the interlinked