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Agreement covers joint activities including techniques for improved seed varieties, food safety and insect pest control

3 December 2013, Rome, Italy – FAO and Indonesia will step up cooperation on the use of nuclear technology to improve food security and food safety after signing an agreement in Rome today. 

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the chairman of the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN), Djarot Wisnubroto, signed the memorandum of understanding during a bilateral meeting in the presence of Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for People’s

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Research, sustainability, inclusiveness on priority list for future efforts, at home and abroad

2 December, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva lauded the People's Republic of China (PRC) for halving the proportion of its undernourished population at a ceremony today celebrating the 40 years of collaboration with the UN's lead agency on food security and sustainable agriculture.

He also thanked China - one of the countries that founded FAO - for sharing its successes and expertise to tackle food insecurity

Minister praised FAO’s support revitalizing farming after severe droughts

2 December 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Togo Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries,Ouro-Koura Agadazi today.

During the meeting at FAO’s Rome headquarters, Director-General thanked the Minister for the warm welcome received during his recent visit to Togo in November 2013, where he held meetings with the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock and the Minister for Environment and Forest Resources. During his

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“Europe’s rich tradition and valuable experiences should be shared with world”
29 November 2013, Brussels - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva praised the European Union for the commitment it has shown to making the International Year of Family Farming in 2014 a success.

Speaking at the Conference "Family farming: a dialogue towards more sustainable and resilient farming in Europe and the world", Graziano da Silva said in Brussels that "Europe has a rich tradition in family
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UN hails family farms for role in hunger reduction and sustainable development
22 November 2013, New York - The United Nations has launched the 2014 International Year of Family Farming to stress the vast potential family farmers have to eradicate hunger and preserve natural resources.

In both developed and developing countries, over 500 million family farms, defined as farms that rely primarily on family members for labour and management, produce the food that feeds billions of