16 October 2012, Rome - Agricultural cooperatives, already enriching millions of small-scale farmers, could expand and make an even greater contribution against poverty and hunger, if they were given the right support by governments, civil society and academia.
That is the key message of this year's World Food Day, observed today in 150 countries. The theme this year focuses on "Agricultural cooperatives - key to feeding the
15 October 2012, Rome, Italy - The Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarci his message to FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva praised the theme of this year’s World Food Week “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future”.
His All Holiness, Bartholomew, underlined the moral imperative of overcoming world hunger, especially in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel.
The Archbishop emphasized our ethical responsibility to adopt simpler and more
Graziano da Silva said that important progress has been made in cutting the number of hungry
12 October 2012, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met today with members of the Coordination Committee of the Civil Society Mechanism for relations with the Committee on World Food Security.
The Coordination Committee of the CSM comprises 41 organizations representing smallholder family farmers, fisher folks, herders, landless, urban poor, agricultural and food workers, women, youth, consumers and indigenous people and 17 sub-regions.
Welcoming Civil Society representatives, the Director-General
11 October 2012, Brussels/Rome – During talks today with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, European Parliament President Martin Schulz offered support to the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Forests and Fisheries in the Context of National Food Security, approved past May by the Committee of World Food Security.
At a working breakfast this morning with Graziano da Silva, Schulz