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“FAO has never been so relevant, active and important to food security in the world” - Quinn

18 May 2015, Rome - The Director-General today met Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President of the World Food Prize Foundation at FAO’s headquarters.

The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

During their meeting, Ambassador Quinn praised the Director-General for his leadership of the Organization.

“FAO has never been so

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FAO Director-General stresses the need for an "all-government" approach
12 May 2015, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea - The Eleventh Meeting of Southwest Pacific Ministers of Agriculture under the theme "Climate Smart Agriculture" began today with Papua New Guinea Deputy Prime Minister Leo Dion and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva highlighting some of the pressing issues affecting the countries in the region.
"I believe that the theme Climate Smart Agriculture is timely in view
El ministro de Exteriores de Chile confirma su intervención durante un encuentro con el Director General de la FAO

5 de mayo de 2015, Roma - La presidenta de Chile, Michelle Bachelet, participará en la ceremonia de apertura de la Conferencia de la FAO el próximo 6 de junio,  según informó hoy el Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Chile, Heraldo Muñoz, al Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, durante un encuentro mantenido en la sede de la organización en Roma.

La Presidenta Bachelet se dirigirá

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Director-General briefs Italian politicians on Paris summit, says poor can’t be asked to pick up the climate change bill

23 April 2015, Rome -A strong and collective effort is needed to tackle climate change, which is already having direct and "tragic" consequences for people's lives, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told Italian lawmakers Thursday.

Climate-related factors are contributing to intensified food insecurity for many of the world's most vulnerable people -- worsening situations that were already quite dramatic, he said.

"When agriculture does not have

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva meets Mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino

22 April 2015, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Ignazio Marino, Mayor of Rome to discuss new opportunities of cooperation between the UN agency and the Municipality.

Graziano da Silva thanked Marino for the longstanding relation of collaboration and the availability to deepen it in the near future.

Mayor Marino invited da Silva to join the upcoming Zero Hunger event to be held in the Campidoglio