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FAO to support national-level implementation of food security programs

18 December 2013, Caracas – A group of South American and Caribbean countries have adopted a common plan of action to eradicate hunger and poverty, designed with FAO support.

The agreement was announced during the Second Extraordinary Summit of the Petrocaribe oil bloc and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), which concluded here yesterday.

The plan aims to strengthen

Bolivian president Evo Morales and Peru's First Lady Nadine Heredia join FAO Director-General at closing ceremony

16 December 2013, Santiago de Chile - Increased production and consumption of quinoa, coupled with higher visibility of and greater scientific knowledge about the so-called "Andean super crop" is the legacy left to the world by the International Year of Quinoa 2013, the closing ceremonies of which were held this week in Bolivia and Peru.

"We are happy today - it is a celebration. Our quinoa has been discovered worldwide

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“O maior desafio o mundo que enfrenta é o modificar um sistema absolutamente insustentável de produção e consumo” – Jorge Viana

6 de dezembro de 2013, Roma - "Não há maior desafio para os que ocupam este planeta que combater a fome, alcançar uma maior disponibilidade de alimentos e reduzir os desperdícios", afirmou, hoje, Jorge Viana, vice-presidente do Senado e Senador brasileiro pelo estado do Acre, após uma reunião com o Diretor-Geral da FAO, José Graziano da Silva, na sede da Organização. “A FAO pode ajudar”, disse Viana.

O Senador afirmou

Minister Deng: “FAO coming fully to the country is very important for us”

5 December 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva held his first meeting with South Sudan Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources and Fisheries, Beda Machar Deng, since he was appointed last August. Graziano da Silva congratulated Minister Deng for his appointment and informed him that FAO is in the process of establishing a full-fledged representation in South Sudan.  “Our relationship with FAO is very positive.

Coordination in the agriculture sector and support to fisheries sector, main issues discussed

5 December 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva held a meeting with the Vice Minister for Agriculture of the Republic of Liberia Charles McClain at FAO Headquarters today.

Graziano da Silva showed his support to the Minister and he also informed Minister McClain that Liberia is one of the countries for which resources are being mobilized to finance implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines.

The Minister said  he needs