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“The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) is an initiative of exceptional importance,” Minister says

19 June 2014, Roma – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today held a meeting with Bulgaria’s Minister for Agriculture and Food, Dimitar Grekov, who was in Rome to attend the FAO Council.

Graziano da Silva and Grekov discussed several bilateral cooperation topics, including the key role academia and research institutes play in achieving food security and good nutrition for all.

“Education in agriculture does not only bring benefits to the

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Intensified cooperation to strengthen water and food security
18 June 2014, Marseille/Rome - The World Water Council (WWC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to intensify their collaboration in a bid to strengthen global water and food security.

Long-time partners, the two organizations will expand their joint work on a number of fronts, including: knowledge and technology development to enhance water productivity; the education of water management
An event at FAO highlights the benefits of mainstreaming sustainable land management policies and practices

17 June 2014, Rome - Sustainable land management increases both community and ecosystem resilience while improving the human condition, particularly in the dry lands, a FAO event celebrated on the occasion of World Desertification Day highlighted today.

“We need to adequately and urgently address Desertification, Land Degradation and drought to achieve our ambition of ending hunger and poverty, and to ensure sustainable natural resources management,” said FAO’s Deputy Director-General for

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Lachâal stresses the importance of redoubling efforts to include youth in agriculture

16 June 2014, Roma – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today held a meeting with Tunisia’s Minister of Agriculture, Lassad Lachâal, who was in Rome to attend the 149th session of the FAO Council.

“I was pleased to hear that FAO will support Tunisia during this transition period,” the Minister said after meeting, during which both leaders reviewed the longstanding cooperation between FAO and the country.

In his role as

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FAO recognizes Chile, China and Morocco as the latest in a growing list of countries to reduce hunger, but urges stronger efforts to eradicate undernourishment
16 June, 2014, Rome - Chile, China and Morocco today won recognition from FAO for outstanding progress in fighting hunger, an achievement that sees them join a growing group of countries to have reached international targets ahead of an end-of-2015 deadline.

During a ceremony at FAO headquarters, the Organization's Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, awarded diplomas to China and Morocco for obtaining the Millennium