19 January 2013, Berlin - The German Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Ilse Aigner, and the Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General José Graziano da Silva have called for a significant increase in responsible investments in agriculture to eradicate hunger and feed a growing world population.
Investments in agriculture are still too low in those regions where rural poverty and hunger are most severe, Aigner and
The two institutions will work together to develop responsible agribusiness practices, increase the use by IFC of FAO's technical expertise and knowledge networks, and support
Montalcini, an FAO goodwill ambassador since 1999, died on 30 December in Rome.
"Professor Montalcini was recognized internationally as one of the world's finest minds. At FAO, we knew
Under an agreement signed yesterday, "FAO and the Secretariat of the ACP Group shall strengthen their collaboration to better address continuing food insecurity
10 December 2012, Córdoba (Spain) - Neglected crops that are currently underutilized by farmers can play an important role addressing the food and agriculture challenges of the future and should be reevaluated, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the start of an international seminar taking place in this southern Spanish city.
In remarks made at the international Crops for the 21st Century seminar, Graziano da