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Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen calls for broader approach to ending hunger
15 June 2013, Rome - If the world wants to conquer hunger, it needs to tackle all the causes of hunger simultaneously particularly poverty, and not just concentrate on producing more food, Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics, told the opening session of the FAO Conference.

Delivering the McDougall Memorial Lecture on food security, Sen said:  "The main factors behind the continuation of world hunger include
EL Premio Nobel Amartya Sen pide un enfoque más amplio en la lucha contra el hambre

15 de junio de 2013, Roma, Italy - Si el mundo quiere derrotar al hambre, deberá enfrentarse a todas sus causas de forma simultánea, en particular la pobreza, y no sólo concentrarse en producir más alimentos, aseguró hoy el Premio Nobel de Economía Amartya Sen, en una reunión con el Director General de la FAO.  En dicho encuentro, celebrado hoy en la sede la Organización, ambos han coincidido en la importancia

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Director General stresses Iraq’s agricultural potential

14 June 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO enjoys a key role in working with Iraq in overcoming developmental issues, Iraq’s Agriculture Minister, Izzeddin Abdullah H. Aldola, said today during a meeting with Director General. The Iraqi Minister is the current chair of the FAO Near East Regional Commission. He also underlined the excellent cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Regional Office and the FAO Headquarters and showed his

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The Partnership requests FAO support for a more inclusive growth in rural areas

14 June 2013, Rome, Italy. During a meeting today with FAO Director General, the Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, showed its appreciation for a decade of close work between the two agencies. “We have benefited enormously from FAO in all ways, from knowledge to capacity development”, Mayaki stated.

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) was a key issue during the

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FAO lauds Millennium Development Goal, World Food Summit achievers

12 June 2013, Rome - Thirty-eight countries have met internationally-established targets in the fight against hunger, chalking up successes ahead of a deadline set for 2015, FAO confirmed today.

“These countries are leading the way to a better future. They are proof that with strong political will, coordination and cooperation, it is possible to achieve rapid and lasting reductions in hunger,” FAO Director-General José Graziano