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Graziano da Silva meets with South West Pacific ministers on food security

12 April 2013, Apia, Samoa/Rome – Efforts to end hunger and fight the effects of climate change in the Pacific Islands will hinge on the success of sustainable development, including wise use of oceans and fisheries, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told ministers from the region today. 

“There can be no truly ‘green economy’ without a ‘blue economy’, one that makes the sustainable development of oceans and

Madrid, 4 April 2013 – FAO and the Regional Commissions of the United Nations yesterday formalized mechanisms aimed at ensuring an increasingly close and integrated approach, especially at the regional and country levels, to the UN’s goals of achieving a world free from hunger and poverty.

The official Cooperation Framework Agreement will strengthen the joint work of FAO and the Regional Commissions on all matters relating to agricultural and rural

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Despite progress on MDGs, war against hunger far from over, FAO chief tells high-level conference
Madrid, 4 April 2013 - National leadership and action are crucial and governments have the primary responsibility for assuring the food security of their citizens, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today told a high-level meeting on the UN's vision for a post-2015 strategy against world hunger. The UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline will pass in 2015.

"The Millenium Development Goals have pushed us
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Says that sustainability depends on the way food produced and consumed
Pollenzo/Bra, 25 March 2013 - Small-scale producers, local production and consumption circuits and recovering traditional crops have a major part to play in reducing hunger, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told professors and students at the University of Gastronomic Sciences today, also noting the many possibilities of cooperation between FAO and the university to fulfil the vision of a hunger-free and sustainable world.

He said
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Mediterranean forests risk being hit hard by climate change – new FAO report

21 March, 2013, Rome - On the first International Day of Forests, celebrated by the United Nations today, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva proposed that countries support a Zero Illegal Deforestation target in the context of the post-2015 debate.

"In many countries, illegal deforestation is degrading ecosystems, diminishing water availability and limiting the supply of fuelwood - all of which reduce food security, especially for