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FAO Director-General speaks at UNIDO Forum on Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development

 4 November 2014, Vienna – Industrialization can be an important tool for poverty and hunger reduction but should not come at the expense of agricultural development, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today. “Industrial development and agriculture should complement each other,” he told participants at the Second Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Forum (ISID Forum II) in Vienna (3-4 November).

Graziano da Silva stressed

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Nutrition dialogue ahead of upcoming ICN2 with Bolivian President Evo Morales and other leaders

30 October 2014, Rome - Evo Morales Ayma, current chairman of the Group of 77 and President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, urged an expansive reading of state's duties to guarantee food, land and access to water for all during a visit to FAO today.

"Food security and nutrition are indispensable," he said. "We endorse the idea that each and every person has access to healthy food

El acceso a las finanzas y a la tierra, principales desafíos de las mujeres rurales

28 de octubre de 2014, Roma - El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, ha mantenido hoy un encuentro con la Ministra de la Mujer de Paraguay, Ana Baiardi.

En declaraciones tras la reunión, la Ministra ha destacado el carácter “netamente agropecuario” de Paraguay, donde el 50 por ciento de la población rural es femenina y la mujer rural es, según explicó, la responsable de la alimentación

Ministro Casamiquela: “Los agricultores familiares son los garantes de la seguridad alimentaria”

28 de octubre de 2014, Roma – El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, mantuvo ayer un encuentro con Carlos Casamiquela, Ministro de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca de Argentina, que se encuentra en Roma para asistir al Diálogo Global sobre Agricultura Familiar inaugurado ayer en la sede de la FAO.

El encuentro pretende debatir cómo los gobiernos, las organizaciones campesinas y el sector privado pueden aprovechar el

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Governments, farmers' organizations and private sector move towards concrete actions for family farming

27 October 2014, Rome - How can governments, farmers' organizations and the private sector seize current global momentum and galvanize concrete action in support of family farmers beyond 2014? This is the central question at the two-day Global Dialogue on Family Farming (GDFF), opened at FAO headquarters today.

In his opening remarks, FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva addressed farmers and their organizations directly,