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Urges eradication of undernourishment in people's lifetimes

24 October 2012 Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today called on international food communities and all players  in the global food system to join together in eradicating  hunger from the earth "within our lifetimes".

Opening the bi-annual Terra Madre conference organized in Turin by Slow Food International, he said achieving zero hunger would, among other measures, require moving to eliminate food losses and waste.

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Former U.S. senator and ambassador to the UN food agencies George McGovern fought hunger at home and abroad

22 October 2012, Rome - "Today we have lost a tireless advocate for the world's hungry," said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, paying tribute to former US Senator George McGovern, who died at a hospice near his home in the US state of South Dakota. He was 90.

"His work drafting legislation in his own country to meet the nutritional needs of vulnerable women, infants and children

Says Maronite Church is ready to contribute to hunger-free world

18 October 2012, Rome. Hunger has no political or social colouring and development needs to reach all people, said the Maronite Patriarch, His Beatitude Mar Bechara Boutros Rai, in a meeting today with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in Rome.

The Maronite Patriarch was answering a call made by Graziano da Silva to join the Zero Hunger Challenge, launched by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Rio+20 Conference

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Will build strong partnerships for hunger eradication
18 October 2012, Rome - Eliminating hunger in West Africa is the main objective of a new project launched by West African countries, Germany and FAO.

Co-funded by the German Government and the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS),  the three-year project will support  ECOWAS and its member countries in working towards a Hunger-free West Africa by building on existing policies and programmes, increasing stakeholder
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FAO to provide technical help under two-year project
17 October 2012, Rome - FAO will provide Sierra Leone with technical assistance to improve the country's capacity to anticipate, plan for and respond to food security and nutrition threats under a two-year project signed here today.

The project will focus on development of information network systems and human resources to facilitate food security planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

FAO's contribution will include the establishment of