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UN hunger-fighting agency calls for unrestricted access

27 August 2012, Nairobi/Rome -  A UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) staff member has been killed in an attack by an armed group in Southern Somalia, the hunger-fighting agency announced.

"Our deepest condolences go out to the family and colleagues of Mr. Yassin Mohamed Hassan, who was killed this morning in Merka," said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

"Our thoughts are also with staff members who

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New FAO framework launched
27 August 2012, Stockholm/Rome - Drought in some parts of the world has hurt global grain production and contributed to food price spikes virtually every other year since 2007, highlighting the need to transform the way water is used - and wasted - throughout the entire food chain.

This is one of the key messages that FAO is transmitting this week at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Says fisheries and aquaculture vital for complete defeat of hunger
14 August 2012, Yeosu, Republic of Korea/Rome - Highlighting the important role that marine ecosystems play in feeding the world, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said this weekend that the responsible and sustainable management of oceans and coasts must become "a global priority."

The remarks came during a high-level panel discussion at the International Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea. UN Secretary-General Ban
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30 July, Lisbon, Portugal - Ending hunger is not a puzzle. Nor does it require much time or large investment. And there’s an example: Brazil significantly reduced the problem with its Zero Hunger programme. Its primary instigator was former President Lula da Silva, but he was also assisted by José Graziano da Silva, the current Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Calls for partnership in essential areas of policy research and social inclusion
30 July 2012, Lisbon/Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva challenged academics to get involved in essential and politically important research into rural poverty and the food and agriculture business as it pertains to small-scale producers, in a speech today in Lisbon to the World Congress of Rural Sociology.

"One of the great challenges we have today is to use academic knowledge to understand and