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Hunger fight needs commitment and action from all, FAO Director-General says

12 June 2014 Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was honored for his achievements and outstanding commitment in the fight against hunger, by the Italian "A Life for Faith Foundation".

The ‘A Life for Faith’ award, now in its second edition, honors the memory of Italian journalist Giuseppe De Carli, renowned Chief Editor of Vatican coverage by national broadcaster RAI. The annual award goes to personalities who have dedicated

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Diretor-Geral da FAO e Ministro brasileiro da Pesca e Aquicultura assinam carta de intenções para promover o setor

Roma, 11 de junho de 2014 – O Diretor-Geral da FAO, José Graziano da Silva, e o Ministro da Pesca e Aquicultura do Brasil, Eduardo Bendito Lopes, assinaram na tarde de hoje (11), em Roma, uma carta  de intenções que estabelece parceria com países africanos nos setores da pesca e da aquicultura.

De acordo com o documento, a FAO e o Brasil planejam desenvolver ações de cooperação técnica e ajudar

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Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication endorsed by FAO's Committee on Fisheries

10 June 2014, Rome -  Countries today endorsed a set of wide-reaching guidelines that will boost the already vital role of small-scale fishers in contributing to global food security, nutrition and poverty eradication.

The Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication are designed to support the world's millions of small-scale fishers, particularly in developing countries, by promoting

FAO Director-General and Angola’s Minister for Fisheries meet on the sidelines of FAO’s Committee on Fisheries

11 June 2014, Rome - FAO’s Director-General met today with the Angolan Minister of Fisheries at the sidelines of the 31st session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries.

Minister Victoria Barros Neto thanked FAO for its continuous support, in particular in statistics for fisheries, and for helping Angola to benefit from South-South cooperation with Tanzania.

The Director-General thanked the minister for attending COFI and informed her about a regional statistics project that

“Fisheries and protein intake from fish must be a part of the nutrition debates,” Senaratne says

10 June 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Sri Lanka’s Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Rajitha Senaratne, at the margins of FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI).

Graziano da Silva welcomed the Minister’s participation in the sessions and Sri Lanka’s efforts, which have led to great achievements in fish production. National production in the country increased from 380 000 tons in 2009 to nearly 600