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The country launched the initiative to eradicate hunger by 2025

26 March 2015, Rome – Representatives from the government of Nepal shared at FAO their political commitment and experience in the national Zero Hunger Challenge at a side event celebrated on the occasion of the 151st Session of the FAO Council.

Launched in December 2015 with the collaboration and support of the United Nations, the ZHC is a major initiative to eradicate hunger in the Himalayan country by 2025.

Nepal is

Talks with FAO Director General focus on joint efforts in Madagascar

25 March 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Madagascar’s Minister for Livestock, Anthèlme Ramparany, to discuss the progress in halting the locust plague that since 2012 has spread across Madagascar threatening the country’s main staple food crops and pasture areas.

“We reviewed our ongoing collaboration with FAO, the European Union and the

Director-General spoke before FAO’s executive council as a candidate for re-election

25 March 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today expressed confidence that “significant  progress against hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition,” will be achieved in the next four years. He made the statement while addressing the Organization’s executive council as the only FAO Director-General election candidate for the term 2015-2019.

“For that (progress) to happen, we should continue to connect political commitment, increase investments, implement sound and inter-linked

Talks with Graziano da Silva center on building resilience of local rural households

24 March 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Sierra Leone Agriculture Minister, Joseph Sam Sesay, to discuss progress on the ebola situation, which deeply affected food security in the country.

The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in May 2014 severely affected Sierra Leone and the neighboring countries Guinea and Liberia, resulting resulting in thousands of deaths and adversely impacting agriculture and food security. 

The outbreak

El Director General se reúne con el Secretario General Adjunto de Naciones Unidas y Coordinador para la Respuesta contra el Cólera en Haití

24 de marzo de 2014, Roma - El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, se ha reunido hoy con el Secretario General Adjunto de Naciones Unidas y Coordinador para la Respuesta contra el Cólera en Haití, Pedro Medrano, en la sede de la Organización en Roma.

Ambos han repasado los esfuerzos de respuesta a la epidemia de cólera asola Haití desde 2010 y han reiterado la necesidad