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System will help reduce environmental impact and financial costs by increasing efficiency

27 November 2015, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Germany’s Permanent Representative to FAO Hinrich Thölken today signed an agreement for the supply and installation of a solar photovoltaic system at FAO headquarters valued at an estimated amount of €260 000.

The system will help reducing the Organization’s environmental impact and financial costs by increasing efficiency and integrating sustainability into its daily operations.

“A solar photovoltaic system is

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FAO and Milan to support the work of 116 cities that have signed on to a new urban food pact aimed at fighting hunger and waste, improving nutrition

26 November 2015, Rome - The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, promulgated earlier this year at the 2015 World Expo, offers a unique international platform to make city food systems more equitable and sustainable, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the Italian city's Mayor, Giuliano Pisapia, said today.

FAO and the Municipality of Milan are planning to join forces to bolster the implementation of

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Remote sensing satellite imagery will help to identify areas where water use produces poor crops

27 November 2015, Rome -- The Netherlands and FAO are expanding their collaboration in the area of water management with a $7 million donation by the Dutch government to support the use of remote sensing technology in helping water-scarce countries in the Near East and Africa monitor and improve the way they use water for crop production.

The additional donation brings the total budget up to $10 million for

El tema centrará la presidencia peruana del Foro de Cooperación Económica Asia-Pacífico

20 de noviembre de 2015, Roma - El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, mantuvo hoy una reunión con el Presidente de Perú, Ollanta Humala Tasso, en la que abordaron cuestiones relacionadas la cooperación bilateral en materia de seguridad alimentaria y la asistencia de la FAO en el marco de mecanismos de integración globales como la APEC, y regionales como la Alianza del Pacífico, una

Food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture are key to achieving the SDGs

16 November 2015, Ottawa - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Canadian federal authorities and experts for talks that focused on global development efforts, in particular in agriculture, fisheries, forestry, food safety, statistics and resilience. During his visit to Ottawa, Graziano da Silva also discussed how to strengthen cooperation between FAO and Canada in these areas.

The talks included Carolina Giliberti, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Food